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fw190 A-8 Sweden 1945 (finishing straight in sight)

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First ever rivet job! Figured with it being beaten up and worn then the rivets would really show through and the photos show it.

 

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RB Rivet wheel, lovely bit of kit. pretty happy with my first go.

 

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Decided against the Eduard PE instruments and went with the kit piece. The nice deep and detailed moulding made the painting fairly straightforward.

 

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Oil dot filtering for the start of the pit weathering

 

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Seat chipped and then oils and paint for the seat

 

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Instrument panel in place for a overall view of how its coming together

 

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Engine assembled and painted. Still needs weathering.

 

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Aaron

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Great work so far. Nice work on the kit instrument panel, very crisp painting. I love the finish you got with the Eduard sets also.

 

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Added Kristal Klear to dials

 

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And next day after 24hrs

 

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Build night at my local club so took the oils and the pit and added some more weathering. Titanium white and thinners to try and replicate that nice worn out look.

 

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Instrument panel got the same to blend it with the rest of the pit

 

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too much?

 

Engine got the same treatment

 

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Quickboost exhausts

 

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Installed

 

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Gun covers installed onto lower wing. As per the norm needed 2 sides with a strip of plastic card to fill the gaps.

 

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Painted the undercarriage bay. Looks mint in real life, crap in the photo!

 

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Riveted the bottom wing section. Getting more confident with this now.

 

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And started work on the metal engine cover. Needs some more work though.

 

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And finally fitted the pit to one side of the fuselage. I had quite a bend in the canopy cover so had to work my way along with the glue before locating the bottom clip in place.

 

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So after a review of the situation I wasnt overly happy with the metal cowling. Sanded back, and resprayed again, with Alclad.

 

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Much happier now!

 

Wanting to get the fuselage halves together so made up a set of Radu's seatbelts

 

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And installed along with the seat

 

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Fuselage joined I riveted it. Glad I started with the wings first as the tighter curves were not as easy

 

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But for a first timer I'm happy with the outcome

 

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Split the tail rudders from the tail and sanded, glued and riveted. The pics shown them drooped so wanted the same effect.

 

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Plenty of test fitting and a shim is needed at the front to get the cowling to fit properly

 

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Also a small one at the back of the lower wing/fuselage section

 

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Bit of weathering inside the undercarriage bay

 

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And tail planes installed

 

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Nearly ready for paint!

 

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Painted the engine cowling. Working with the photos and best guess going with rlm02 and rlm75

 

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Putty done with torn masking tape and then light overspray. Custom mix of USAF F4 grey and rlm02 dab of this dab of that!

 

Mr Paint rlm75 for the front cowling then rlm02 for the very front ring.

 

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Change of mind with the colours, RLM83 and RLM74 with RLM02

 

Re-painted the RLM75 on the front cowling 83 over 76 and much happier with the look

 

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Started on the main paintwork.

 

Preshading with browns, blues and white on the undersides, tail and fuse sides

 

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Then hit with Mr Paint late war MRP-181 BLAUGRÃœN

 

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Before adding the JG4 defence band. I've kept this on the light and dirty side because I need to overspray it and don't want to have too much build up to cover.

 

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Couldn't help but pop the front on to see the overall

 

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Aaron

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Top colour pre-shading with various greys, greens and yellows

 

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Then Mr Paint RLM 74

 

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And 83

 

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Sides done as well and oversprayed defence band

 

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Chipping on wings

 

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Exhaust ports Alclad exhaust black and Mr Paint Steel

 

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Overalls

 

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Aaron

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