Bomber Killer…1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8/R6, Jagdgruppe 10
Built a couple of years ago. Used a Tamiya F-8 kit as base. Previously this aircraft was wrongly designated as A-7 but due to some exterior features seen on the pics of the original a/c and the assumed Werknummer, it´s an A-8. Also the fuselage numbers were regarded red but nowadays the opinion is black with red outlines. Kagero offered the markings for this a/c previously in one of their three normal 190 books. In their recent Topcolors 38, Fw190 over Europe Pt.II, they included the new version with the black numbers, so my father used these decals. The unusual narrow lined swastika was taken from Eduards 190 Night Fighter dual combo.
For the W.Gr. 21 “Dödel” he first wanted to use the ones from the Eduard kits. But they seemed too thin, so he took some from a Fujimi 109 kit. They seemd a bit too short, so he cut off the front and rear end of Hasegawa 109 Dödel and glued them to the Fujimi Dödel. All the connection struts to the wings were done with plastic beams, was fun to do, to arrange them in all directions… The ignition wires were done with lead wire. As usual Gunze and Tamiya Acrylics used. Wheels were donated from a Hasegawa kit because as you may know, Tamiya´s 190 wheels are too small in diameter.
The model shows an aircraft of 3./JGr 10, Germany in January 1945.
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