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Hi Guys,

 

Last year I posted Focke Factory in this forum where I built four of Hasagawa's Fw-190D9 models at the same time.  Now I've looked around to see there are SIX more D kits hanging around, with a few bits that have disappeared.

 

So I thought "why not?" and here we are with Focke Factory II.

 

When I built the original engine inserts I actual made seven, all painted ready to go, so that's only three more to build and paint.  And I bought another Jerry Rutman D-13 conversion, this one will get chopped back to a D11.  It's essentially the same as the D13 but omits the nose cannon and adds two MK108 cannons just outboard of the undercarriage legs.  One D9 will have a broad chord Big Tail, the one that was going to fit late D series and all of the Ta-152 series.  There were only two documented Big Tail D9s so this time I'm going for the one that hasn't got much documentary evidence, having already built the well known one!

 

The engine inserts ready to paint.  Note three completed ones at the top, left over from the original builds.

 

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The first mini bulkhead in place. Only another 11 to cut and fit.

 

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Kit seat on the right, all thick and nasty!  Thinned down one on the left.  The seat itself is sheet metal, not armoured.  Armour was fitted to the bulkheads.

 

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Mass production of tailplanes. Turn on the TV and just do it!

 

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Building tails.  Two of the Big Tails on the left will eventually work their way onto a coupe of PCM Ta-152C kits.

 

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It's a start!

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Hi Guys, 

 

Another chunk of photos.

 

Wheel well and spar units ready for primer.  One of them has a small brown A Frame which is a scratch built replacement part for one eaten by the carpet monster.

 

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Lower wing inserts from an A8 kit to represent the Mk108 panels.

 

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The inserts modified. The MG151 ejection ports were cut off and scars filled and smoothed.

 

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Chain drilled lower wing to start cutting the new ejection port.

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The wing insert in place and the ejection port cut.  Now I need to fabricate the chute lips to go inside.

 

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Wing top gun blisters relieved from a Hasegawa A kit.

 

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The D-13 nose from Jerry Rutman being reprofiled for my D11. Not quite there yet.

 

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Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Hi Guys,

 

Busy doing lots of things so work at the Focke Factory II has slowed down somewhat.  But things are still happening.

 

first off, a couple of cockpit tubs with added side bulkheads. Right is in primer, left in MMP RLM 66.  Note the small notches to clear the cockpit side stringers.

 

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The same two, one as detailed, the other primed.

 

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A bunch of wheel bays.

 

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At the spray booth.  Extractor is a BenchVent 3000, really pulls a heck of a lot of air. Work surface is a cutting mat with loose kitchen paper on top.  A desk mounted airbrush stand and filter regulator with two hoses both fitted with Iwata inline filters and quick releases.

 

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Yes, definitely SIX Fockes on the back burner.

 

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Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Bruce,

 

You are impressive in your approach, with a consistently high standard for quality! Thanks for sharing.

 

Cheers,  Tom

 

 

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