It is the Luftwaffe fighter Foche-Wulf. I built it from February to March 2008.
Since I’m continually making several tanks, I decided to change feelings to make this fighter.
I’ll strike the rivets on the all body to refer airplane model magazine. I worked to make sure after I had drawn the line at the part to be stricken. It is considerably patient work.
Making of meter board and the cockpit. Ｉ made seat belt with a plastic board and a thin wire since there was no seat belt in this kit.
I struck the rivet except the engine cover and almost completed.
At last, assemble completed.
It did not go well when Ｉ used the epoxy putty for woody part to bury the space. Adhesion to plastic was bad. Next time, I will use an usual epoxy putty even if time hangs.
It is brake pipe additional work that I use string weight of 0.3mm.
I’ll make one pilot on the wing. Ｉ used 1/48 military miniature series of Tamiya. Since this pilot wear leather jacket, I sliced down the body a little. 1/48 is too small to work!
I made the figure as photo. Dressed the jacket with the epoxy putty and attached the 1st Iron Cross on his neck.
I hang this body like laundry after painting. But my room is always dusty…
When I start camouflage painting, this airplane has been gradually becoming like Fochewolf. It is a sober impression, though there seem to be various colors of gray.
Since it was a complete matt painting, I splayed the clear and make the decals stick easily in the after procedure.
It is German fighter, and FOCKE-WULF Fw190A-3 of Hasegawa. Armaments are 4 x 20mm machine gun and 2 x 7.92mm machine gun. A-3 was equipped with the BMW801D type engine, though there seemed to be various types. Maximum speed was 660km.
Marking was same as box art, III./JG2, Kommandeur Hauptmann Hans “Assi” Hahn, in France, May 1942. The mark of the bird is shoulder sleeve insignia.
The total shooting down score was 108 though captain Hahn became a captive in February, 1943.
I did the rivet strike for detail up. It was heavy work. I should have sanded with a 1500 paper sheet to smooth these rivets.
The rivets don’t stand out from here. Since the rivet mark stood out, I did not do ink over on the body.
I was able to paste the decal well.
The putty mark remains in various places. That’s the improvement point for next time.
The pilot wearing a leather jacket on the wing.
The cockpit is nice looking as the decal and seat belts.
It’s important to paint white to preserve the color of yellow.
Basic construction is not good, but the riveting experience is good for the next step, I suppose. This figure is only waving his hand to a friend far away, not to do Nazis salute.