MODELISME EN ACTION
FW-190D-9 - TAMIYA 1/72
This was my first Tamiya model build. I was exited to try to build a model that modelers have been considering
a perfect fit model. In fact, at least for me, it was he case and no putty was needed.
Some extra parts I will use on this build.
PE parts from PART.
Cockpit extra parts.
I will use the Aeromaster decals and do the 'blue 2'. Also I will use some stencils from Super Scale.
The wheel bays are originally closed. On the real machine they were not like this so
I removed part of the cover panels.
After the remotion they look like this. I also have added part of the rear structure
and opened a second ejection hole that was originally missing.
Here the construction of the rear part of the JUMO 213 engine.
I painted the engine using as a base an Alclad color, then I have applied a dark was on it.
To finish I have placed the engine.
The original seat was replaced by a PE seat. I painted the seat belts before remove them.
The main cockpit parts were also improved using some PE parts.
After a black wash the cockpit almost finished, just need a varnish coat on it.
The landing gear parts were also improved using PE parts. On the left the original part.
The original instrument panel cover was replaced by a PE part. Note the REVI 16 b gun sign.
The main parts fit was perfect, no need to use putty on this model.
The wing pitot tube was replaced by a home made part using a metal tube and sprue.
I still need to fill the gaps on this area using cyano glue.
The clear parts fit very well on the fuselage. I have masked them using home made masks.
The wind shield fit was prefect. I have applied first the cockpit color on it.
I will paint the model based on this profile.
Paint job starts with a primer coat (Mr. surfacer).
Then a pre-shading coat on the panel lines using black was applied.
RLM 76 light blue applied.
On the under surfaces some parts were not painted so I have applied a metal coat on them.
Greens and grey have been applied on the upper surfaces. It was one of the first models
I painted on a 'free hand' style. The result is not perfect but I had to try to see what I could do and what I still have to improve.
My decals from Aeromaster were too old I think so I had some problems applying them.
I had to fix it painting the damaged areas.
Finally all decals were applied.
Under surfaces. Note that some parts were not painted or have just a primer coat applied, a very typical situation in 1945.
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