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1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'

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Hey folks :)

 

Bit more Fw190 action..

 

I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..

 

I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..

 

..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..

 

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..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..

 

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..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..

 

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..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..

 

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..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..

 

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..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..

 

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..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..

 

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..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..

 

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..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..

 

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..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..

 

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..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..

 

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..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..

 

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..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..

 

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..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..

 

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..now I need some help from the community :) – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?

 

Thanks all in advance & TTFN

 

Peter

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Another outstanding update Peter!

 

You've covered a huge amount of work in one post. I really like the bull nose step you put in. How did you get it so crisp? Did you use a "buck" of sorts to form it prior to fixing the panel in place? I've also got a lot of catching up to do on your patreon as well.....looking forward to it! :)

 

Your litho work is really becoming second nature to you these days, a true master!

 

Thanks for giving us our fix of awesomeness!

 

Craig

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11 hours ago, airscale said:

..now I need some help from the community :) – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?

Thanks all in advance & TTFN

Peter

 

Incredible work as always, Peter!

I have a set of rivet plans for the Fw190A-3. They are from Model Art #316, circa 1980's I believe, in 1/48th scale. Not sure how accurate they are, but match up closely with partials in the AJaKS book on the FW. I will email them to you, hopefully tomorrow.

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I don't know where I got it but I have a multi view line drawing if the V18 with captions in Russian. I either got it from you or saved it with you in mind. I don't have a hosting site so no idea how to get it to you.

 

PS- I sent a message through the Airscale web site.

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Dang that looks good.  Really like how the tail surfaces look.

 

 

Do you ever find issues with applying the skin panels with the positive rivets on the underside?

 

 

 

Matt 

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