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2 minutes ago, Kaeone57 said:

Thanks for the well wishes John, Motivation is here, now time the real factor... that's a coming! Great work Bro, Love what you do all around, other modelers works as well. Enjoy Bro!

 

Alfonso

You're welcome Alfonso!  I'll try to keep you entertained in the mean time!

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Hi John, perhaps a naive question, but is this the tank?

allemagne_abwurftank_typ_d_bastogne (6)

 

If so there is one on display in Bastogne, and some walk around pics here that may help with plumbing locations (?) : 

 

http://www.maquetland.com/article-phototheque/15174-abwurftank-typ-d-reservoir-largable-bastogne

 

Cheers,  Rockie

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That's the correct tank, minus its end fairing which was made of impregnated canvas, the central hanging hook and the fuel cork

 

Only mistake Thunnus did was to model the outlet and inlet as coming out vertically when they are in fact bend at 90 degrees. All is needed to correct it is basically to move the rubber connection for the compressed air to the horizontal position

 

Here's a complete tank (air inlet is bent out of shape)

 

tank2-jpg.205874

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https://ww2aircraft.net

 

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15 hours ago, adameliclem said:

Great work on the cowl re-sculpting. It looks like you’ve set up an explanation for your theory of the 4, too.

 

Adam

Thank you Adam!  And yes... I was waiting for someone to mention that "4" painted on the fuselage.  Was it curved or straight?  As I mentioned before, Crandall's Dora Volume 2 published this photo and revised its profile to show a curved number "4".

 

Fw-190_D-9_Brown_4_Starboard.jpg

 

IMG_1301.jpg

 

As a casual reader, I thought this was an unusual conclusion since the fuselage cross is also similarly curved. Wouldn't the perspective of that photograph cause the illusion of curvature like the fuselage cross?

 

About a year ago, when I had the Hasegawa Fw 190D-9 Late Model in my possession, I decided to do a little test.  I created a mask based on the "4" marking found on the Eagle Cal decal sheet EC32-126.  But I replaced the curved element with a straight one.  
190-D-9-Brown-4-Model.jpg

 

 

This was sprayed onto the starboard side of the Hasegawa 190D-9 fuselage.
IMG-1299.jpg

 

 

I then photographed the marking at an angle that approximates the archive photo.  It is immediately apparent that curvature of fuselage could very well make the straight "4" look curved.
IMG-1298.jpg

 

 

For further confirmation, I composited the two images in Photoshop and used transparency to see that two "4" markings are almost exact matches.
Overlay-2.jpg


Overlay-1.jpg


IMG-1298.jpg

 

 

While not 100% conclusive, I think the probability of the "4" being straight is very high.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Rockie Yarwood said:

Hi John, perhaps a naive question, but is this the tank?

allemagne_abwurftank_typ_d_bastogne (6)

 

If so there is one on display in Bastogne, and some walk around pics here that may help with plumbing locations (?) : 

 

http://www.maquetland.com/article-phototheque/15174-abwurftank-typ-d-reservoir-largable-bastogne

 

Cheers,  Rockie

 

6 hours ago, Vincent said:

That's the correct tank, minus its end fairing which was made of impregnated canvas, the central hanging hook and the fuel cork

 

Only mistake Thunnus did was to model the outlet and inlet as coming out vertically when they are in fact bend at 90 degrees. All is needed to correct it is basically to move the rubber connection for the compressed air to the horizontal position

 

Here's a complete tank (air inlet is bent out of shape)

 

tank2-jpg.205874

source :

https://ww2aircraft.net

 

 

Thank you Rocky and Vincent!  I guess I was close!  It should be pretty easy to make the necessary adjustments!

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Watching with interest, John, I have this in the stash and many of the aftermarket, shame about the cowling, but thank you for the tutorial on fixing the deficiencies.  Watching with interest.  Rapt, one might say.  

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14 hours ago, Thunnus said:

Thank you Adam!  And yes... I was waiting for someone to mention that "4" painted on the fuselage.  Was it curved or straight?  As I mentioned before, Crandall's Dora Volume 2 published this photo and revised its profile to show a curved number "4".

 

Fw-190_D-9_Brown_4_Starboard.jpg

 

IMG_1301.jpg

 

As a casual reader, I thought this was an unusual conclusion since the fuselage cross is also similarly curved. Wouldn't the perspective of that photograph cause the illusion of curvature like the fuselage cross?

 

About a year ago, when I had the Hasegawa Fw 190D-9 Late Model in my possession, I decided to do a little test.  I created a mask based on the "4" marking found on the Eagle Cal decal sheet EC32-126.  But I replaced the curved element with a straight one.  
190-D-9-Brown-4-Model.jpg

 

 

This was sprayed onto the starboard side of the Hasegawa 190D-9 fuselage.
IMG-1299.jpg

 

 

I then photographed the marking at an angle that approximates the archive photo.  It is immediately apparent that curvature of fuselage could very well make the straight "4" look curved.
IMG-1298.jpg

 

 

For further confirmation, I composited the two images in Photoshop and used transparency to see that two "4" markings are almost exact matches.
Overlay-2.jpg


Overlay-1.jpg


IMG-1298.jpg

 

 

While not 100% conclusive, I think the probability of the "4" being straight is very high.

 

 

Not that it would be hard to mark out a curve when masking up for paint on the real thing but I can't see why they'd wast the time doing so. Love the little experiment it pretty much proves it was straight! 

 

Cheers Bevan 

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You mentioned earlier that you were trying to decide how to "retract" the tailwheel a bit to better represent an operational aircraft, here's a link to a build by Chris Wauchop where he describes how he did it.  I followed his advice on one I built years ago and it worked out well.

 

Chris Wauchop FW-190D-9

 

Hope it helps!

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Wow what an amazingly informative thread so far!

 

thank you @Thunnus as ever for your superbly thought out presentation of both skilled work and also very cool research, and thank you  to the other members who have also chimed in with their knowledge 

 

looking forward to following this one

 

Nick

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Thanks for the comments people!

 

4 hours ago, Daywalker said:

You mentioned earlier that you were trying to decide how to "retract" the tailwheel a bit to better represent an operational aircraft, here's a link to a build by Chris Wauchop where he describes how he did it.  I followed his advice on one I built years ago and it worked out well.

 

Chris Wauchop FW-190D-9

 

Hope it helps!

 

Interesting tip!  I've already ordered the Eagle Editions tail wheel but I'll probably give this a go just to test out for future builds.

 

There is another conclusion that I've drawn from the starboard view of Brown 4. 

Fw-190_D-9_Brown_4_Starboard.jpg

 

On my D-13 build, Antonio speculated that the small rectangular panel in the middle of the upper wing may be a repair and not a standard feature.  Since I was modeling the D-13 at the time, I didn't take any action.  Now that I'm building the actual aircraft in the photograph and that panel is clearly not present, I've decided to delete it. It has been filled with black CA glue and the interrupted panel line was connected.
IMG-1911.jpg

 

 

The underwing insert joints have been dealt with using a combination of black CA glue on the non-panel lines and white Milliput on the panel lines.
IMG-1910.jpg

 

 

The radiator cowling flaps are thick.  I've found that shaving down the trailing edges of the flaps make them look much more presentable.
IMG-1912.jpg


IMG-1913.jpg

 

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Did you run the gun cowling under hot wateer? Often this will correct a slight warp. On the other hand, I see you have 'fixed' the Hasegawa part.

Judy

Eagle Editions

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6 hours ago, Judyc said:

Did you run the gun cowling under hot wateer? Often this will correct a slight warp. On the other hand, I see you have 'fixed' the Hasegawa part.

Judy

Eagle Editions

 Hi Judy!  Did you see my order for the 190D tail wheel? ;) I did run the cowling under hot water years ago to straighten it but seems to have slowly warped again.  But it was also slightly undersized as well, which made using the kit cowling a better proposition for me.  I still use it as model reference when re-shaping the Hasegawa part so it was worth the purchase.

 

I got lots of little milestones to report on the Dora build.  The first step in incorporating the Eagle Editions resin cockpit has been taken.  I've cut the triangular piece of real estate in front of the windscreen using a razor saw.
IMG-1914.jpg


IMG-1915.jpg

 

 

A preliminary check to see how the resin part fits into that space on the fuselage between the gun cowling and windscreen.  I'll need to remove the raised detail on the inside of the fuselage sides and do some thinning but I think I will do the riveting first since I don't want to overly stress the thinned portions of the fuselage.
IMG-1917.jpg

 

 

I just noticed that the cockpit tub, which I thought was molded the best out of all the resin components, has a noticeable warp in it. Yes, hot water made it relatively simple to straighten but annoying nonetheless.
IMG-1930.jpg

 

IMG-1931.jpg

 

 

The holes on the face of the radiator cowling were drilled out.  There may be a small chance that they will be visible if my plan to have the spinner cap removable turns out. I would've done the two oval openings too but they are directly opposite of the mounting tabs in the back.
IMG-1919.jpg

 

 

I wasn't satisfied with the shape of the radiator cowling itself so I gave it another ride on the rotary tool.  I think this perspective shows the modification better.  The revised cowling in front has a more aerodynamic and less boxy profile than the kit cowling in the back.
IMG-1936.jpg

 

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