LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ 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.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ The back of the box is a painting guide.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ One runner for one plane, very small parts. Two of the same runners are in the box.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ 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.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZI 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.
(24-August-2018)

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ The line carving of the panel line is delicate. I think it’s by no means inferior to the quality of the Sweet kit.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ The positioning of the landing gear is delicate and difficult. I will not decide forever. The instruction book has a front and side reference and it is helpful.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ I painted the propeller spinner with white before the yellow painting.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZThe actual paint finishes in a moment, but airbrush cleaning at the time of color change takes more time.
(26-August-2018)

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ Painting inside the cockpit and masking the canopy…

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ The basic painting of Foche-Wulf Fw190D used RML76 light gray and RLM83 dark green, RLM02 light green.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ Even small aircraft can be painted by airbrush but it is a bit painful. How to finish the color boundaries is personal preference. Some people like clear of the boundaries, others have vague.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ 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.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZIt 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.
(28-August-2018)

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ Both fighters were completed. It is the so-called “long-nosed Dora”. The fighter number is different, but basically, it is almost the same coloring.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ 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.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ 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.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ 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.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ It’s now known they were painted red with white stripes for notifying themselves to flak gunners that the Fw190 were friendly aircraft.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ It’s now known they were painted red with white stripes for notifying themselves to flak gunners that the Fw190 were friendly aircraft.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ 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?

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ It’s a kit of prices on the whole for this small size.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ Small decals were successfully attached, the decals of the “No Step” area containing a lot of clear occurred a little silvering.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ I should have thinned the landing gear cover…

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ 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.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ I attached the ultrafine metal wire as the antenna wire at the rear end of the cockpit and the upper end of the tail wing to the final finishing. I tried it thought it’s necessary to the 1/144 scale.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZ 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.

LUFTWAFFE FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 1/144 PLATZI 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?
(30-August-2018)

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.

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