Fw 200 Syndicato Condor – Revell 1/72
I had intended to build this FW 200 Condor operated by Syndicato Condor some years ago, due to its interesting history, so I had been collecting datas and general information about its short period of operation in Brazil.
The kit is the Revell new mold, with recessed panels lines, good clear parts and decal sheet. I had some difficulty deciding which scheme to paint due some data conflicts between the instruction sheet, the decal sheet and the real thing. But after a lot of consulting to my friend Alvarenga, whose is a “walking encyclopedia” I finished the complete scheme to follow.
Model: Fw 200 Syndicato Condor Limitada by Revell AG – 1992
Purchased: October 14th, 2014 on E-bay Germany
Building dates: May 5th, 2021 to May 27th, 2021
Squadron Green Putty and Tamiya White Putty;
Polyester primer (from automotive painting stores);
Polyurethane bi-component grey base coat for metalizing;
Metalizing with Chromonox Ink;
Polyurethane bi component clear coat;
Others polyester colors by Dryco.
On this size of model I do prefer to apply metalizing with a spray gun instead of an airbrush, because it is easier to acquire a homogenized surface.
This should have been an easy model project, but I had some accidental problems which took me more time and patience. One of them was to repeat all the metalizing painting sequences due to some fingertips and dust.
The main help came from my old friend José de Alvarenga, whom I am so grateful for the pictures, your patience and good talk.
The story behind the photo; Luiz Felipe B. de Barros
História da Cruzeiro do Sul – Paulo Laux
Serviços aéreos Cruzeiro do Sul
Finally a rare theme in my collection, in an uncommon color scheme. It certainly has mistakes but I am keeping my entertainment and enthusiasm with the hobby, that is the main goal to me.
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