Checkers anyone? Eduard new Fw190 A-6
After a small WIP published on the general contents section, here is the complete model of Eduard’s new 190, this time the A-6 version
The reason behind starting a build blog was because I felt a portion of people have not yet tried this newer moulds, probably because the old ones were a pain to build unless every single panel was left open. In fact this kit is the exact opposite of that philosophy, simple engineering approach, very good fit and the best surface details in this scale (1/48).
Other than that, I bought the kit when it came out, late summer, and after prolonged thinking about what to build (that included turning this into the A-7 sturmbock version because all is within the box, bar the appropriate decals, to build this late version also) I finally surrendered to the charm of painting a whole checkerboard nose.
I replaced the wheels and the guns came from Master, though the plastic options in the box are equally nice.
Besides the black&white squares I also masked the wing walk demarcation lines. All the rest is decals, all from the kit or from other 190 surplus sheets (also from Eduard). These new kits come with new homemade decal sheets, that are not as user friendly as their older decals (all those that come in kits up to 2020).
This A-6 is my fourth 190 build from their line (got an A-4; A-6 and an A-8 also, all posted here at iModeler).
Hope you like it!