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1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10


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Those flaps are well rendered.  I photographed yellow 10 under studio lights when it was first completed by Gosshawk, and that is what the freshly varnished wood looked like.

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Thanks guys!

 

I decided to spend today riveting the fuselage.  Gotta strike when the willingness is there!  The guide lines are sketched onto the fuselage using a soft lead pencil.  I've been using thin strips of yellow Tamiya tape as guidelines, especially for the double lines of rivets that go around the fuselage.
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After the guide lines are drawn, the rivets are applied using a rivet wheel tool.  In this case, I am using a 1.00mm pitch wheel from Galaxy Tools.
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The fuselage is given an overall sanding with fine sandpaper to remove the raised divots of plastic around each newly-formed rivet.  A dark wash is applied over the riveted parts to check the work.  Rivets and panel lines that don't hold a wash can be fixed at this point.
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The initial try on the Grey Matter cowling was not up to par so I filled the rivets with CA glue and re-did them.
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After photos, the riveted parts will be taken to the kitchen sink and given a scrub with a toothbrush to remove as much wash and sanding debris from the rivets and panel lines.

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50 minutes ago, scvrobeson said:

Is removing the wash just so that they don't fill up with paint later on?

 

 

Excellent as always.  I can't even do a rivet line on a flat piece straight, and you're doing it around curves like it's nothing.

 

 

 

Matt 

 

 

Thanks Matt!  That's right!  I've had the rivets get filled with paint by the time the pre-decal gloss coat goes on and running the riveter over existing holes is not fun.  So I'm trying to be as proactive as I can to keep the rivets clear until the painting starts.

 

A better look at the body work accomplished so far.  As you know, I elected to modify the Hasegawa fuselage rather than utilize the Grey Matter resin pieces due to various reasons.  The sculpting of the bulge is much more subtle than the grafted-on look of the Grey Matter and considers the cross-sections of the D-13 as found in the Mr. Crandall's Dora Volume 2.

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Thanks Troy! Appreciate the feedback!

 

Looking ahead at the wheel well area.  Unlike the previous models, the Fw190D series did not have a ceiling for the central wheel well area and allows viewing into the rear of the engine compartment.  Hasegawa provides some basic components for this area based on the D-9 and I'm trying to figure out the differences found in the D-13.  Again, as always, this model is not meant to be a definitively accurate portrayal of the D-13 but I would like it to at least mimic reality as much as I am able.  One of the big differences is that the D-13 had a single cannon firing through the nose while the D-9 had twin cannons mounted on top of the engine.

 

Dry fitting the Hasegawa D-9 rear engine assembly into the fuselage, along with the Aires resin wheel wells, I'm trying to get a feel for what is visible and what is not.  You can see the twin ammo chutes which need to consolidated to a single chute.
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Placing the central wing part, which is from the Grey Matter resin set, blocks some of the view but the ammo chutes are still readily visible.
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I will be taking a look at my resources which includes Jerry Crandall's Dora Volume 2.  If anyone has any photos regarding this area, please do share!

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What I can send to you is no photo but an evaluation of Charles Metz (†), if it helps - see below.

I like your build and report very much, for me it is a professional work of art. And I like the participation of so many.

 

Fw 190 D detail references by Charles Metz

 

Crandall and Tullis: 'Yellow 10: The Story of the Ultra-Rare Fw 190 D-13' (Eagle Files series, No. 2; Eagle Editions [USA], 1999; 88 pages; US$30) -- Fw 190 D-9 propeller hub (p. 69), radiator (p. 33), wing panel between wheelwells (p. 72); Fw 190 D-11 engine bay (p. 8); Fw 190 D-13 boarding step (p. 34), cockpit detail (p. 33), engine [Jumo 213 E, lower-rear portion] (p. 63), engine bay (p. 65, 70, 72), exhaust pipes (p. 31), multi-view drawings (p. 13, 81-86), propeller (p. 21), radiator (p. 33), supercharger intake (p. 21, 23), tailwheel (p. 34), upper cowl panel (p. 64, 69, 70), wheel (p. 35), wheelwell detail (p. 60, 61, 69, 70, 72); Ta 152 fin structure (p. 79)

 

Merrick: 'German Aircraft Interiors 1935-1945: Vol. 1' (German Aircraft Interiors series, No. 1; Monogram Aviation Publications [USA], 1996; 256 pages; US$49.95) -- Fw 190 D-9 cockpit detail (p. 171-176), tail (p. 177); Fw 190 D-13 cockpit detail (p. 224, 225)

 

Nohara and Shiwaku: 'Focke-Wulf Fw 190D' (Aero Detail series, No. 2; Dai-Nippon Kaiga Co., Ltd. [Japan], 1990; in Japanese and English; 76 pages; US$34.95) -- Fw 190 D-9 ailerons (p. 31), cockpit detail (p. 58, 59), cowl (p. 4-6, 8, 9, 52-54, 56), cutaway drawing (p. 51), drop tank (p. 61), engine [Jumo213A] (p. 54, 55), exhausts (p. 12), generic camouflage & marking patterns (p. 46-48), guns (p. 60, 61), landing gear (p. 37, 38), propeller (p. 56), tail (p. 38-42); Fw 190 D-13 canopy (p. 13-15), cockpit detail (p. 14, 16-18), cowl (p. 6-10, 57), engine [Jumo213F] (p. 43-45), exhausts (p. 10, 11), propeller (p. 56, 57), step (p. 24), tail (p. 39-42); Fw 190 D-9 & Fw 190 D-13 wheelwell detail (p. 26, 27, 30, 32-36, 38); Fw 190 D-15 cowl (p. 53, 57), engine [DB 603] (p. 55), propeller (p. 57)

 

Rodeike: 'Focke Wulf Jagdflugzeug Fw 190 A, Fw 190 "Dora", Ta 152 H' (privately published [Germany], [undated]; in German; 443 pages; approximate value US$80 [availability unknown]) -- Fw 190 D-9 canopy & head armor (p. 389), engine bay (p. 388, 393), flap interior (p. 392); Fw 190 D-11 propeller & spinner (p. 408); Fw 190 D-13 supercharger intake (p. 413)

 

Ryle and Laing: 'Fw 190D' (Walk Around series, No. 10; Squadron/Signal [USA], 1996; 80 pages; US$14.95) -- Fw 190 D-9 cockpit detail (p. 15-18), cowl (p. 19-22), engine bay (p. 6), fuselage interior (p. 8, 9), generic marking patterns (p. 68), gun bays (p. 24, 25), propeller (p. 67), step (p. 38), tail (p. 13, 14), tailwheel (p. 15), turbocharger intake (p. 19-21), wheelwell detail (p. 23, 26-31, 33, 34); Fw 190 D-13 cockpit detail (p. 52-54), cowl (p. 59, 64), cowl flaps (p. 59), engine bay (p. 60, 61), propeller (p. 67), tail (p. 40, 41), tailwheel (p. 58), turbocharger intake (p. 56), wheelwell detail (p. 48-51, 64, 65)

 

Smith and Creek: 'FW 190 D' (Monogram Close-Up series, No. 10; Monogram Aviation Publications [USA], 1986; 32 pages; approximate value US$25 [out of print]) -- Fw 190 D-9 cockpit detail (p. 11), cutaway drawing (p. 13), generic camouflage & marking patterns (p. 22, 23), multi-view drawings (p. 22, 23), miscellaneous other detail; Fw 190 D-10 multi-view drawings (p. 24); Fw 190 D-11 multi-view drawings (p. 24); Fw 190 D-12 cutaway drawing (p. 31), multi-view drawings (p. 24); Fw 190 D-13 multi-view drawings (p. 25); Fw 190 D-14 multi-view drawings (p. 25); Fw 190 D-15 cutaway drawing (p. 31), multi-view drawings (p. 25)

Smith, Pentland and Lutz: 'Luftwaffe Painting Guide' (Luftwaffe Camouflage & Markings series [unnumbered]; Kookaburra Technical Publications [Australia], 1979; 88 pages; approximate value US$90 [out of print]) -- Fw 190 D-9 cockpit detail (p. 52)

 

Urbanke: 'Green Hearts, First in Combat with the Dora 9' (Eagle Editions [USA], 1998; 351 pages; US$85) -- Fw 190 D-9 "blown" canopy & headrest (p. 153, 254), "cigar-shaped" drop tank (p. 232), engine bay (p. 203), windscreen (p. 254); Fw 190 D-13 supercharger intake (p. 312)

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Thank you for the reference list, Abbadur!  That is very helpful and has reminded me of some references that I forgot I had (Aero Detail and Squadron Walk Around).

 

Do these covers for the outboard gun positions need to be filled?  I thought that I had read that somewhere but can't seem to recall where.

 

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A note about the wooden flaps. Lt. Karl-Heinz Ossenkop remarked; Some aircraft(D-9s) were equipped with red plywood landing flaps which I had not seen  before.  Also, the flaps on the D-13 are as they were when the U.S. Airforce began the restoration of the D-9 years ago which at that time had the D-13 wing. 

    Cheers, Jerry

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Thank you for that insight, Jerry!  Always inspirational to have the author of my favorite books comment on a build!

 

I'm still kicking around ideas for the visible rear engine area including ordering some aftermarket to help me differentiate this D-13 from a D-9. In the meantime, I worked a bit on the instrument panels.  These are from the Eagle Editions resin set that Jerry produces.  The new paintbrush is a fancy shmancy Winsor & Newton Series 7 sable brush in Size 1.  Getting it doesn't make me a better painter but it has been interesting using it compared to my generic hobby shop paint brushes.  One of the biggest things I've noticed is the amount of brush/bristle compared to how fine a point this brush can maintain.  Which means more paint on the brush, which lessens dry-out.  The yellow and red bezel outlines were easier to make using this brush.
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Eagle Editions does not provide any instrument panel decals, recommending instead the use of the kit decals, which are not very good compared to what is available.  I elected to use a combination of Airscale and MDC decals.  Each individual instrument is punched out using the RP Toolz punch set.  I've also been punching out appropriate sized discs from clear acetate to serve as glass covers for the instruments.
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One thing that I've been trying to improve upon is centering the punches a little bit better.  This evening, I managed to finish the top instrument panel.
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The punched out discs of clear acetate are ready to be placed in front of each gauge.  I use Future to secure the discs in place.
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Here is the completed upper instrument panel. This will be installed into the resin cockpit hood when the time comes.
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Similarly, the punch set was used to populate the lower instrument panel with instruments and gauge covers.  I need to add the lever that goes into the slot on the left side of the panel.
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