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Eduard Fw 190A-6

November 27, 2022 · in Aviation · · 29 · 1.1K

Hi ya, Finished the excellent fw190a-6. I picked the plane that was flown by Gunther josten. Jostens aircraft was darkened on the fuselage sides with the same paints applied to the upper surfaces and the yellow recognition markings, used on the operation on the eastern front. White paint was added over top to better conceal the aircraft to the surrounding terrain during winter the upper and side surfaces were partially painted. I thought this was a great opportunity to try the chipping effect for the first time. Such a great kit, it almost floated together. Cheers hope you like it.

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  1. Well done, Glenn. The weathered white looks really nice.

  2. Excellent Wurger, Glenn! I agree with Gary, superb weathering!

  3. Looks very good, Glenn, and thereโ€™s not much wrong with your photographs either.

  4. Nothing wrong with your photos, much like your Wurger, excellent! Love the distempered whitewash. Eduardโ€™s 2nd generation 190 are really outstanding kits, and easier to build than other of their latest models imo

  5. I second Pedro's comments. Distempered white wash finishes are hard to do. There either too white, dense in color or blotchy and don't show the proper wear patterns that an aircraft would get from flying in a wintery environment.
    Congratulations, Glenn on making everything work. The photos of the cockpit stand out and the 3 quarter shots of the nose and gear caught my eye.

    Two thumbs up.

  6. Looks extra good.. great job on this model.

  7. Cheers guys, I think the key is to keep the paint nice and thin, I had to resist over painting. Then just layers of Weathering to try to get the Desired old patina.

  8. Fantastic looking Wurger, Glenn @glenn73
    The winter camouflage does look amazing, just like the rest of this build.

  9. Great looking FW. The white distemper is very realistic.

  10. Glenn your Fw-190 is a masterpiece. Your paint finish and winter distemper camo looks very realistic. Well done!

  11. Really nice work - the weathering is highly realistic.

  12. Thanks for your lovely comments about the work that went in to this. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Just added a pic of the seatbelt harness fixings. Thereโ€™s a bit of confusion about fixing points on these. Just for reference. This is what I went by.

  13. Terrific, realistic weathering on your Wurger Glenn @glenn73.

    What technique did you use to peel away the white on the spinner and cowl?

    • Thanks Eric, I used the hair Lacquer technique, I decanted the lacquer into an airbrush and gave it 3 coats I Waited for it to dry for about a day, and then sprayed white tamiya paint, after the paint had dryed. I used water and a small brush which I cut down so the bristles were stiff I then lightly brushed away in the areas I wanted the affect to work. I also used a cocktail stick in some areas. I used the mapping technique after all this with white oil paint and white life colour paint very thin.

    • Iโ€™m experimenting with water based hairspray instead, decanted and airbrushed 2 thin coats over aluminum lacquer. Then acrylic paint on top of that, let it dry and then get out the tooth picks and stiff wet brushes. Hope it works. Your technique sure does!

  14. Beautiful build and awesome overall finish. The winter scheme came out spot on!

  15. G'day Glenn (@glen73),
    This is an excellent build and paint job.
    I have a bunch of the old 190s and on of the new, all unbuilt.
    I must give the new one a go.

  16. Stunning weathering. Highly professional kit. Beautiful. The photo's look great.

  17. Hi Glenn,
    Wonderful results ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  18. That is a real beauty! Chipping is excellent, and overall the paint and finish work is fantastic. Well done.

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