GERMAN FIGHTER FOCKE-WULF FW190A-3 HASEGAWA 1/48

It is the Luftwaffe fighter Foche-Wulf. I built it from February to March 2008.

Box package of Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48

Since I’m continually making several tanks, I decided to change feelings to make this fighter.

rivets on the all body, Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48

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.
(2008/02/15)

building the cockpit of Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48

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.
(2008/02/17)

riveting Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 1/48

I struck the rivet except the engine cover and almost completed.
(2008/02/24)

riveting Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3

At last, assemble completed.

making Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 1/48

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.
(2008/03/01)

brake pipe additional work, Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 1/48

It is brake pipe additional work that I use string weight of 0.3mm.

1/48 military miniature series of Tamiya based pilot making

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!

Dressed the jacket with the epoxy putty on the German pilot

I made the figure as photo. Dressed the jacket with the epoxy putty and attached the 1st Iron Cross on his neck.
(2008/03/02)

Drying Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 1/48

I hang this body like laundry after painting. But my room is always dusty…
(2008/03/11)

camouflage painting Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 1/48

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.
(2008/03/13)

camouflage painting Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 1/48 Hasegawa

Since it was a complete matt painting, I splayed the clear and make the decals stick easily in the after procedure.
(2008/03/14)

Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48 build and painting to finish

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.

III./JG2, Kommandeur Hauptmann Hans “Assi” Hahn, in France, May 1942

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.

side body of Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48 build and painting to finish

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.

riveting Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48

The rivets don’t stand out from here. Since the rivet mark stood out, I did not do ink over on the body.

left side body of Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48 build and painting to finish

I was able to paste the decal well.

main wing of the Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48

The putty mark remains in various places. That’s the improvement point for next time.

German pilot WWII on the Focke-Wulf main wing

The pilot wearing a leather jacket on the wing.

cockpit is nice looking Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48

The cockpit is nice looking as the decal and seat belts.

lower surface of Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48

It’s important to paint white to preserve the color of yellow.

Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 Hasegawa 1/48 making completed

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.
(2008/03/20)

 

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