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    VintageEagle reacted to Miloslav1956 in FW 190D-11 & D-13 Hasegawa & Real Model   
    Today update.
     







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    VintageEagle got a reaction from Martinnfb in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    It looks so easy when you do your magic, but I know it is not. Excellent and clean work.
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    VintageEagle reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    Thanks guys!  Not the usual approach, especially having purchased both conversion sets.  At least I'll be able to utilize components from both sets.
     
    The wing insert panel has been dealt with.  Looks a mess now but it should be work out nicely under a coat of paint.

     
    Now I'm going to take a look at the Henri Daehne resin prop.  This one is almost identical to the Ta152H prop that I just used except the prop mount is geared toward the Hasegawa D-9 kit.  Surprisingly, there is a part missing... the backing washer that aligns the prop shaft from behind the radiator face is missing.  Luckily, I have a bunch of HD D-9 props so I fished the missing part from one of those.

     
    There is some removal of casting blocks to deal with but Mr. Daehne provides a fully detailed instruction sheets with exact dimensions which takes the guessing out of cleanup.


     
    The rounded blade tips are the distinguishing feature between the D-13 and the Ta152H.

     
    I double check the fit of the HD prop to the fuselage...


     
    Finally jumping over what's normally the first step of any build... the cockpit!  The Eagle Editions cockpit for the D-9 is molded in a light-colored resin.  This is not a plug-n-play set and will require some removals and shaving of the fuselage insides to make it fit.



     
    I have limited references on the D-13 cockpit and I'm not sure how accurate these references are.  But I went ahead and made some changes based on the photos found in Mr. Crandall's Dora Volume 2.
     
    The D-13 has a cannon firing through the spinner and the cannon breech supposedly intrudes into the cockpit between the rudder pedals.  I've never seen a photo of this breech but I think the center section of the instrument panel will hide it.  The Eagle Editions cockpit comes with a bomb-control panel that seems to sorta kinda of match the panel in the photo.

     
    The starboard console looks very similar to the console in the Ta152H.  Coincidentally, I have the kit pieces for both consoles from the Ta152H build since I used the RB Productions photo etch replacements.  It's a pretty easy grafting job to put the Ta152H panel onto the D-9 cockpit.


     
    The port console is close enough to keep as is.

     
    Now that the D-13 changes to the cockpit have been mapped out, I'll have to start cutting up the kit fuselage to make it all fit.
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    VintageEagle got a reaction from Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    It looks so easy when you do your magic, but I know it is not. Excellent and clean work.
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    VintageEagle reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    Just for reference, here are the cross-sections of the D-13 that indicate that the bulge was only evident along the top edge and not the bottom as depicted in the GM resin conversion...

     
    I thinned the edges of the cowling flaps.  Again, the D-13 is slightly different than the D-9 in that ALL of the cowling flaps are extendable.  On the D-9, there is a fixed cowling flap on the starboard side.

     
    I cut the fixed flap off and replaced it with a piece of brass sheet.


     
    I COULD replace ALL of the flaps with brass sheeting but I elected not to.  As long as the trailing edges are thinned, I think the plastic flaps look fine.



     
    On my past D-9 builds, I erroneously assumed that the outline of the wing insert piece were along panel lines but this is incorrect.

     
    So after I glued the insert pieces into place, I filled the non-panel line joints with black CA glue.


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    VintageEagle reacted to LSP_Ray in How to order Henri Daehne’s propellers?   
    Last I ordered was on his eBay page, but I don't know if he has anything up currently.
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    VintageEagle reacted to hworth18 in How to order Henri Daehne’s propellers?   
    I got mine off Ebay, but I haven't seen any available recently.
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    VintageEagle reacted to ade rowlands in How to order Henri Daehne’s propellers?   
    I need one also for a Cyber Hobby 109E. I’ve mislaid my prop parts for that kit so need to replace it. Not my finest moment. 
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    VintageEagle reacted to Fanes in How to order Henri Daehne’s propellers?   
    Contacting Henri via email worked fine for me.
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    VintageEagle got a reaction from Shiba in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    Great subject! I’ve seen the original last fall. There are three D-13 documented by photos, not just two. I published a photo of a wreck at Gardelegen in my book. Later another photo appeared, which I have published here:
     
    https://vintageeagle.com/2017/12/11/addendum-ce-vol-i-photo-46-fw-190-d-13/
     
    However, as most if the fuselage was burnt out, no details of its markings are known. There was a AB canister attached, so I assume it was already assigned to an operational unit.
     
    Just as a side info. Looking forward to your build!
     
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    VintageEagle got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    John, yes, here is a photo of this plane (I believe that I even bought the original at eBay, but would have to check my collection first to be sure): 
     

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    VintageEagle got a reaction from Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    John, yes, here is a photo of this plane (I believe that I even bought the original at eBay, but would have to check my collection first to be sure): 
     

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    VintageEagle got a reaction from BiggTim in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    John, yes, here is a photo of this plane (I believe that I even bought the original at eBay, but would have to check my collection first to be sure): 
     

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    VintageEagle got a reaction from nmayhew in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    John, yes, here is a photo of this plane (I believe that I even bought the original at eBay, but would have to check my collection first to be sure): 
     

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    VintageEagle got a reaction from nmayhew in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    Great subject! I’ve seen the original last fall. There are three D-13 documented by photos, not just two. I published a photo of a wreck at Gardelegen in my book. Later another photo appeared, which I have published here:
     
    https://vintageeagle.com/2017/12/11/addendum-ce-vol-i-photo-46-fw-190-d-13/
     
    However, as most if the fuselage was burnt out, no details of its markings are known. There was a AB canister attached, so I assume it was already assigned to an operational unit.
     
    Just as a side info. Looking forward to your build!
     
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    VintageEagle got a reaction from Wackyracer in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    Great subject! I’ve seen the original last fall. There are three D-13 documented by photos, not just two. I published a photo of a wreck at Gardelegen in my book. Later another photo appeared, which I have published here:
     
    https://vintageeagle.com/2017/12/11/addendum-ce-vol-i-photo-46-fw-190-d-13/
     
    However, as most if the fuselage was burnt out, no details of its markings are known. There was a AB canister attached, so I assume it was already assigned to an operational unit.
     
    Just as a side info. Looking forward to your build!
     
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    VintageEagle got a reaction from Troy Molitor in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    Great subject! I’ve seen the original last fall. There are three D-13 documented by photos, not just two. I published a photo of a wreck at Gardelegen in my book. Later another photo appeared, which I have published here:
     
    https://vintageeagle.com/2017/12/11/addendum-ce-vol-i-photo-46-fw-190-d-13/
     
    However, as most if the fuselage was burnt out, no details of its markings are known. There was a AB canister attached, so I assume it was already assigned to an operational unit.
     
    Just as a side info. Looking forward to your build!
     
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    VintageEagle got a reaction from Martinnfb in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    Great subject! I’ve seen the original last fall. There are three D-13 documented by photos, not just two. I published a photo of a wreck at Gardelegen in my book. Later another photo appeared, which I have published here:
     
    https://vintageeagle.com/2017/12/11/addendum-ce-vol-i-photo-46-fw-190-d-13/
     
    However, as most if the fuselage was burnt out, no details of its markings are known. There was a AB canister attached, so I assume it was already assigned to an operational unit.
     
    Just as a side info. Looking forward to your build!
     
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    VintageEagle got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    Great subject! I’ve seen the original last fall. There are three D-13 documented by photos, not just two. I published a photo of a wreck at Gardelegen in my book. Later another photo appeared, which I have published here:
     
    https://vintageeagle.com/2017/12/11/addendum-ce-vol-i-photo-46-fw-190-d-13/
     
    However, as most if the fuselage was burnt out, no details of its markings are known. There was a AB canister attached, so I assume it was already assigned to an operational unit.
     
    Just as a side info. Looking forward to your build!
     
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    VintageEagle got a reaction from Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    Great subject! I’ve seen the original last fall. There are three D-13 documented by photos, not just two. I published a photo of a wreck at Gardelegen in my book. Later another photo appeared, which I have published here:
     
    https://vintageeagle.com/2017/12/11/addendum-ce-vol-i-photo-46-fw-190-d-13/
     
    However, as most if the fuselage was burnt out, no details of its markings are known. There was a AB canister attached, so I assume it was already assigned to an operational unit.
     
    Just as a side info. Looking forward to your build!
     
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    VintageEagle reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    As an additional resource, I went ahead and purchased the Real Model D-13 conversion. In terms of components, it is similar to the GM conversion minus the fuselage.

     
    Resin casting is very nice and clean.  The top cowling seem to be very similar to the GM version.  So it looks like I have at least two choices when it comes to this area.  I could even attempt to sculpt my own!

     
    The Real Model D-13 conversion set comes with a set of instructions that illustrate the type of corrections that I planning.  The only difficulty I see is that removal of the existing supercharger intake base  on the starboard side and re-implementation of a larger base for the new supercharger.  A few steps more complicated than the port side but I'm hoping I can handle it.

     
    Comparatively, the Grey Matter D-13 conversion comes with no instructions but just an informational sheet, which claims "no cutting is required".  Obviously aimed at the more experienced modeler.

     
    I sawed off the RM cowling from its casting block, cleaned it up and mounted it on the Hasegawa D-9 fuselage.  It took some extra trimming on the cowling ends to get it to fit, length-wise.  It appears that the bottom rear edge of the cowling is narrower than the fuselage, resulting in a slight step that would need to be corrected.

     
    The GM cowling, although not perfect, fits better than the RM cowling.  Dimensions seem to correspond more accurately to the Hasegawa fuselage and will require less remedial work.

     
    The two D-13 supercharger intakes are slightly different in shape.  The RM intake has a leaner look with a thinner lip around the intake opening.  It also has some recessed panel line details missing from the GM intake and, maybe significantly, it includes more of the flare at the base.  I am leaning on utilizing the RM intake as it would take less work to mount.


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    VintageEagle reacted to dodgem37 in 1/32 Revell Fw 190 F-8 & A-8: Working on the wheel wells!   
    The BMW symbol is the same today as for then.  You can find the BMW symbol on car decals.  I have.
     

     

     
    Sincerely,
    Mark
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    VintageEagle reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ta152H-0 White 7   
    It's a pain to go back and re-do but sometimes that voice in the back of my head won't shut up!

    I got a couple of things done... the upper wing crosses were redone.  They were re-sized to 900mm instead of the 1000mm crosses that my references state.  Seems to fit the wing better.  Also, I got the fuselage mottling done.  This is actually my second attempt as the first was way too heavy.  Light wisps of paint seemed to work best.  Most of the mottling was done with the darker RLM 83 color but a few RLM 82 spots were added randomly.
     




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    VintageEagle got a reaction from 109 in Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12   
    That’s the best looking Me 262 nightfighter I have seen so far. Outstanding paint work. How did you do the scratches and the different shades of green on the upper wings? They look very realistic.
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    VintageEagle got a reaction from Antonio Argudo in 1/32 Revell Fw 190 F-8 & A-8: Working on the wheel wells!   
    Hi Damian,
     
    Thanks to your mini tutorial I managed to recreate the cover. I used a plastic tube, but followed your process after I removed the raised panel that Revell provided and rescribed the panel lines of the cover.
     
    I'll tested it first on a replacement wing and just completed the installation on the riveted wing. I'll have to sand and enlarge the hole diameter after the top of the wing is installed, but that will be easy. I am quite happy with the result. Below are some photos of the parts and result.
     
    The last photo (from my personal collection and hence the watermark) shows the cover on a real aircraft. The hole was actually quite big (almost as big as the wing root MG 151 hole in the wing's leading edge). 
     
    Cheers,
     
    Roger
     

     

     

     

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