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Alistair Gauld
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IBG 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-15 Torpedo Bomber

May 12, 2023 · in Aviation · · 16 · 0.9K

This really is a beautifully detailed little kit.
It goes together rather well even is these ham-fisted hands.
The kit itself is a complete what-if as there was only one D-15 which was destroyed and never carried a torpedo.
I decided for a bit of fun to take it a bit further and depict a captured one.

This plane was part of the Sonderkommando Zeppelin who were transferred to Norway in the early part of 1945 to combat the growing threat of the Coastal Command Strike Wings.
This plane was flown by Hauptmann Friedrich Braun whose Scrimshaw Cribbage Board had been destroyed in the transfer to Norway.
He decided that he must have a new one and the only person who made them was his cousin Ernest Broon of 10 Glebe Street Dundee.
He flew in under the cover of night and below the radar to the Camperdown Estate where he was promptly captured when he asked a Policeman for directions.
Hauptmann Braun served out the rest of the war in Brahan POW Camp, Ross-Shire unable to play Cribbage but got plenty of farm work.
The airframe was transferred down to Farnborough and was tested to destruction there.

Primed with Neutral Grey.
Painted with Colourcoats RLM 66, RLM 02, RLM 70 and FAA/RAF Yellow.
Tamiya Nato Black, Semi-Gloss Black, Flat White with some Buff Mixed in, Flat Aluminium, Italian Red and a 50/50 mix of Khaki and Buff for the Torpedo.
AK Real Colors RLM70 and a mix of Sky with Tamiya Clear Blue and Light Blue to try and emulate a late war RLM76
Humbrol Emerald Green for the spinner
Washed with Flory Dark Dirt, Citadel Seraphim Sepia and Nuln Oil.
Exhaust staining with AK Weathering pencils.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Galeria Matt, Satin and Gloss.
Decals were sourced from the kit and the spares box.

Thanks for looking,

Cheers,
Alistair

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16 responses

  1. Another excellent build, Alistair! Love the scheme, which you rendered perfectly, as well as the story behind it.
    Congratulations!

  2. Well done, Allistair. Interesting looking engine cowl on this 190D. Yours is the first IBG kit I've seen built up.
    Based on your build here, I gather these are excellent kits.

  3. Another excellent result, Alistair @alistairfgauld
    Although a what-iffer, it looks very realistic.
    A beautiful detailed little kit indeed.

  4. Nicely done, looks great in this scheme!

  5. Another well-done kit, Alistair (@alistairfgauld). Your paint and decals are very plausible.

  6. I didn't hit the 'awesome' button, I hammered it!

  7. I understand that cribbage is still popular in Dundee, great version of the 190.

  8. Great project! The what-if definitely makes for a unique scheme, and you pulled it off nicely!

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