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Did anyone ever make a 1/32 Fw190D-11 conversion?

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Hi Guys,

 

Gray Matters sells the Gerry Rutman D-13 conversion which is valid for a D-11 as well. D-13 had an engine mounted gun with it firing thru the centre of the spinner, D-11 had two outer wing guns instead. Hasegawa has all the right bits for the wings in their A-7/8 kit, that's a new under wing inset for the gun blister and ejection port, plus a raised blister to go on the wing top.

 

Having already done a D-13 I've now got all the parts to do a D-11 some time this year.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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I used Jerry's set and a collection of assorted other parts to produce a D-11 a few years ago:

 

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Note that the kit here is not the new-tool Hasegawa release, but the older hybrid kit, featuring a new fuselage and sundry parts, mated to the old 190A wings, etc.

 

Kev

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Hi Guys,

 

Had a look at the link to the Montex conversion but it misses one vital point about the later D series: they all had the 213 engine with larger engine mounts and the front panelling was bulged either side for clearance.

 

That's why the Rutman kit has a new fuselage, Jerry did his homework properly. It's a VERY subtle change to the airframe but once you see it and know it's there, nothing else will do.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Here is a link to the ebay store for grey matters:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GMAJR3207-FW190D-13-HASEGAWA-REVELL-D9-CONVERSION-JERRY-RUTMAN-FOCKE-WULF-/221805821550?hash=item33a4a83e6e

 

As already pointed out, Grey Matters, took the original J Ruttman resin and re-worked it.  JR took his mould directly from the Hasegawa kit, and did a great job, adding the correct cowling bulges.  His resin was amazing.  

 

Now Grey Matters offers it, and they I believe have reworked the mould a bit as it appears very clean.  I have put mine up against the Hasegawa fuselage halves and they line up perfectly.  Panel line detail is all there.  Grey Matters uses a different resin, which is softer and IMO easier to work with.  I ran into a shrinkage issue a couple of years ago, but they were great and replaced my set.  No problems since. 

 

Just for the record, Grey Matters also has the 1/24 update set for the Trumpeter kit.  It is also from a JR original.  Trumpter's kit was a D9, but they for some reason curved the cowling hinges on the top of the engine.  Strange.  The JR/Grey matters update fixes this and also allows for the D11/D13 conversion.  I will say this update is beautiful in the Grey Matters resin.  All of the rivet details are there and the work is very clean.   

 

JR did great work and I have many of his original conversions and full kits.  If you are interested in a large clean D11/D13 look to the Grey matters update in 1/24.  It's a work of resin art.  If you get it, recommendation, is place the 2 fuselage half together and tape them in place for later construction as they might twist a bit in storage.  

 

One last note, the Grey Matter resin responds very well to warm water baths if you need to straighten it out or pull a warp out. 

 

Edit, forgot to mention, if you are looking at D11 or D13 Eagle editions www.eaglecals.com has both excellent decals for many different versions but several good reference books.  J Crandall has a lot of personal knowledge on this one of the D13's that made it to the US and wrote a great book on it. 

Yellow 10.  I guess it's out of print but it was available at Eagle Editions 2 years ago. 

 

Here is a link to Eagle Editions decal sheet on Yellow 10, one of the most famous D13's since it survived. 

http://www.eagle-editions.com/aircraft-decals-for-the-modeler/32/fw-190s/eaglecals-59-fw-190-doras-yellow-10-and-friends.html

 

LInk to the book on Yellow 10 on ebay. 

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/YELLOW-10-Story-of-The-Ultra-rare-FW-190D-13-Luftwaffe-Focke-Wulf-Crandall-Book/222897775737?hash=item33e5be2479:g:gXAAAOSwodlat5Lq

 

Paul Caldwell 

Edited by Paul2660

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