Red Tulip…1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U7, JGr Ost
Finished in 2018. Hasegawa kit, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, EZ Line for antenna, Ultracast wheels.
After starting to apply the kit decals and the tulip leaves, my dad and I realized, that Hasegawa got them wrong. There are not 6 but 7 leaves on the upper cowl part. Couldn´t get the decals off again with sticky tape, so my dad sanded the decals away and repainted the cowl. Bought a Lifelike decal sheet, which got the leaves correct. The decals were stiff and not so responsive to decal softener, tended to stick on the finger when moving and little pieces broke off when adjusting. So, like with the EagleCal decals on the 109K-4 tulip, also here some repainting was neccessary.
The model shows the Fw190 equipped with the two-time supercharging compressor and airintakes for high altitude fighting of Hermann Graf, (Ergänzungs)-Jagdgruppe-Ost in France 1943.
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