Würger Time! Fw 190A-8 "Blue 4"
This is Eduard’s 2019 release of their superb 1:48th Fw 190A-8 dressed up as “Blue 4” W/Nr.350189, 12./JG5 based at Herdla, Norway in Spring of 1945. Eduard says this plane was photographed on several occasions, but darned if I could find any online photos or anything in my reference books.
I can’t say enough good things about this kit and how much I enjoyed building it. Eduard has really raised the bar with their latest Fw 190 series. But I decided not to use Eduard’s color reference profiles and instead followed those illustrated by Richard J. Caruana featured in Richard Frank’s excellent “The Focke-Wulf –Fw 190”, Second Edition from Valiant Wings Publishing.
However, I botched the initial cameo on the wings and had to redo it, which was a bit of a setback. (Thanks @tcinla!) Other than that flub, “Blue 4” was an easy build. Everything is OOB except for the resin wheels from Eduard Brassin. I used a mix of acrylics by Tamiya, Vallejo and Model Master with a final spray of Alclad II Klear Kote lacquer. I had no issue with Eduard’s decals either.
This is a terrific, well fitting kit and I encourage you all to try one. Now I’ve got to get going on Eduard’s Fw 190A-4 light fighter that’s sitting on my shelf.
You can read my complete “Blue 4” Würger build here over at the current ongoing iModeler Luftwaffe group build.
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