It is a German fighter of 1/144 scale plastic model. There is a logo of Scale Workshop Bego, this mark reminds me of Kubel Wagen. I have forgotten when I bought this old aircraft kit. The box is pretty crushed.
I was surprised by the Cartograf decals that cover the entire lower surface of the aircraft. I wonder if it will be finished just with decals? The color is wonderful and no deterioration of the decal is seen.
I work on two planes at the same time. When this becomes about 10 planes, it is boring work like household handcraft industry. When I think about it, the wheels of the Type IV tank assembly require the same work many times.
The airbrush blowing of camouflage paint was too tiny spotting and there was an impossibility. Will it work better to paint with blurring with a brush? Dark green camouflage on the side of the aircraft is very difficult.
It is quite a difficult task to deal with all the lower part of the aircraft by decal pasting. Probably there are many points to retouch with the brush. Anyway, it is a quite interesting work. I wonder if there are three airplane decals as a reserve for failure. It is a nice service of spare decals.
The Fw190 D-9 replaced an engine and improved steep climbing performance, suitable for an air defense mission. It was mass-produced from the summer of 1944 and performed defense of the main facilities.
Because the Me262 jet fighter which started operation got unprotected at the time of takeoff and landing, they also carried out its support mission. If you think about it, all planes are defenseless at takeoff and landing. That would mean that the most advanced jet fighter had been given attention to German air defense.
The marking is JV44, “Red 3” Captain Waldemar Wübke, May 1945. With the slogan written in the small character on the side of the fuselage, it is said that “Im Auftrage der Reichsbahn” written by “By the order of the National Railways” and it is ironic that there were many grounds sweeping attacks for railroad line defense. I wonder the ground attacks a dangerous task.
This is the “Red 1”. It is for Lieutenant Heinz “Heino” Sachenberg. The slogan says “Verkauf’s mei Gwand I’foahr in Himmei!” “Sell clothes to heaven!” What’s this? This squadron would have had to write something cool words. High tension without a reason just before the end of the war?
A lot of red decals on the lower side of the aircraft successfully pasted when I used much of mark-softer. It may be better than painting because the color is excellent. Red and yellow decals sometimes have thin colors and its low quality.
However, there are cases some traces of super-glue remain, or the retouching of paint is too small and feel troublesome. Even with consideration of damage risk during building, it is also an option to bond the antenna wire before painting. If I pass through the antenna line from the back of the canopy beforehand, it seems that the difficulty of the construction is lowered. Let’s try it next time.
I had been neglecting since I saw the instruction manual once as it seems to be difficult to paint. It was good to complete this time. If the paint concentration adjustment becomes better, fine airbrush painting will be possible. It is likely to be said, “How many years have I been using an airbrush!”. If we make an airbrush with a concentration sensor, I suppose it will be a big hit?
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.