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Würger Time! Fw 190A-8 "Blue 4"

October 21, 2021 · in Aviation · · 15 · 1.8K

This is '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 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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15 responses

  1. Nice work Eric, you can’t have too many 190s on your collection, even more if the kit comes from the Czech maker 😉
    As for the photos of this particular (colourful) machine, I’m sure there are a few around though probably not so in the wide web.
    Looking forward for the A-4 mate!

  2. Man, that's one fine looking Blue nosed Bird!
    Great work with the camouflage scheme Eric.

  3. That is a great looking 190. Nice job!

  4. Yeah, it's a super kit and you have made the most of what was there @eb801.

  5. Looks great and in one of my favourite schemes. I will do one of the new 190's once I clear the decks...Tamiya Phantom and Airfix Stuka ahead in the queue right now... Happy Modelling!

  6. This is a truly wonderful build, Eric! You did your usual spotless and attentive to detail job, yielding in a super result!
    Your build thread was an equal joy to follow, nice and very informative: thanks for the ride!

  7. A fantastic looking Würger, Eric @eb801
    Those blue accents are giving this beautiful build an extra attention.
    Thanks for sharing your build, it was a pleasure to follow.

  8. Nice work, Eric. I have a few Overtrees editions of that kit and was contemplating using some old Aeromaster decals for that very plane on one of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Eric (@eb801),
    G'day I agree with everyone else here, this is a great build.
    I enjoyed following the build log.

  10. That is a fine-looking 190! Well done.

  11. My-tee fine work Eric! Great looking"Butcher Bird"! ?

  12. Thanks for all the positive comments, gang. She sure does look good in blue. I had a blast building this.

  13. Eric, @eb801
    I have not been logged in on Imodeler for close to a week now, so I missed your reveal in the headlines section. I commend you on how nice this Wurger turned out. The blue nose sets it apart from all the other Luftwaffe fighters, and you have done a masterful job with the building and painting. In the near future, I have plans to start up my miniature Cottbus assembly line in 1/48 scale... You guys are doing some magnificent work and it's very inspiring.

    Thank you very much for participating in our ever growing Luftwaffe group, and for starting another Eduard 190. It's going to be a great build to watch as you bring it to life.

  14. Taken at an air museum near Virginia Beach VA.

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