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

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

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

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

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

FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 PLATZ 1/144 MAKINGI work on two planes at the same time. When this becomes about 10 planes, it is boring work like household handicraft industry. When I think about it, the wheels of the Type IV tank assembly require the same work many times.
(24-August-2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 PLATZ 1/144 PAINTINGIt 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 for spare decals.
(28-August-2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOCKE-WULF Fw190 D-9 JV44 PLATZ 1/144 FINISHED WORK 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 though 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)

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