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Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190D-9 Late "Brown 4"


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Thanks Bevan!  Cockpit painting is coming up but it'll probably wait until I'm further along in the painting process on the Tempest build.

 

But here is a very minor update on the Dora... I got the replacement tail wheel from Eagle Editions. You can see the difference in tire styles.
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The photoetch foot pedals have been folded up and mounted.  I cut off the very thin straps and replaced them with a little wider strip of thin brass sheeting.
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The Eagle Edition resin set comes with a PE/resin replacement for the canopy crank wheel.
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Instead of gluing the tail assembly, as a whole, into the fuselage, I thought it would make for a better joint if the tail was attached to the fuselage while the fuselage is still separated.  Fit was very good and no putty was required... just some sanding, re-scribing and riveting.
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Thanks guys!

 

Sad to continue with the Dora build after the recent passing of Mr. Jerry Crandall, who was such a great authority on Luftwaffe aircraft and had a great love for the Dora in particular.  I'm dedicating this build to his memory.
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I started painting the instrument panel on the Dora.  The body is RLM 66 Dark Grey and I've highlighted the bezels in black.  Some of the instrument bezels were made of brownish bakelite and so I've painted the largest bezel in brown.
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Each instrument will be populated individually using decals from Airscale.  The trickiest thing about this operation is centering the small circular decals in the punch... kinda like peering down an anthole. I got this far when I noticed that I was missing some of the needed instruments and had to put in a Sprue Brothers order.
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Looking at my instrument panel references, I noticed a discrepancy.  The photo below is of the D-9 that belongs to the National Air and Space Museum.  The largest instrument is the artificial horizon.  To the right of that, appears to be the compass, with the variometer next to it.
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The Vintage Eagle website has two vintage D-9 main panels which show the compass and variometer positions switched.
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Which one is correct? Or were they interchangeable?

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Staying busy with the two builds, which are coincidentally at about the same stage.  While I wait for the interior color paint for the Hien to arrive, I was able to finish the Revi 16B gun sight, which was provided as part of the Eagle Editions cockpit.  I added my own reflector glass, tinting one with Tamiya Smoke and painting the edges of the other with clear green/blue.
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The main components of the cockpit have been painted as well. Nothing added... just careful detail painting of the resin pieces.
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These pieces were then scuffed up a bit by drybrushing Testors Silver in strategic areas.  A dark pastel wash to highlight some of the recessed detail and then a flat coat to seal it off.
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16 hours ago, Thunnus said:

Staying busy with the two builds, which are coincidentally at about the same stage.  While I wait for the interior color paint for the Hien to arrive, I was able to finish the Revi 16B gun sight, which was provided as part of the Eagle Editions cockpit.  I added my own reflector glass, tinting one with Tamiya Smoke and painting the edges of the other with clear green/blue.
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The main components of the cockpit have been painted as well. Nothing added... just careful detail painting of the resin pieces.
IMG-2355.jpg

 

 

These pieces were then scuffed up a bit by drybrushing Testors Silver in strategic areas.  A dark pastel wash to highlight some of the recessed detail and then a flat coat to seal it off.
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excellent painting and presentation John!

that revi gunsight...just perfect

 

Spyros

 

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Thanks guys!

 

More views of the cockpit with some additional components that have been painted such as the seat, control stick and foot pedals.
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I received a couple of additional sets of Luftwaffe instrument panel decals by Airscale so I finished up the instrument panels.  Here is the main instrument panel fresh after applying the punched decals and soaking in Microsol.
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Since the resin instrument bevels are deep enough to accommodate this, I like to punch out discs of clear acetate to place over each instrument.
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I even did this for the lower instrument panel with the instrument dials as small as 1.0mm
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The instrument panels are done!
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The cockpit tub and sidewalls have been given additional weathering treatment.  I applied a brown pastel wash over a flat finish to purposefully leave some stains.  Similar to working with oils except I don't have to wait hours for it to dry.
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6 hours ago, Thunnus said:

Thanks guys!

 

More views of the cockpit with some additional components that have been painted such as the seat, control stick and foot pedals.
IMG-2369.jpg


IMG-2371.jpg


IMG-2367.jpg


IMG-2368.jpg

 

 

I received a couple of additional sets of Luftwaffe instrument panel decals by Airscale so I finished up the instrument panels.  Here is the main instrument panel fresh after applying the punched decals and soaking in Microsol.
IMG-2372.jpg

 

 

Since the resin instrument bevels are deep enough to accommodate this, I like to punch out discs of clear acetate to place over each instrument.
IMG-2373.jpg

 

 

I even did this for the lower instrument panel with the instrument dials as small as 1.0mm
IMG-2376.jpg

 

 

The instrument panels are done!
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The cockpit tub and sidewalls have been given additional weathering treatment.  I applied a brown pastel wash over a flat finish to purposefully leave some stains.  Similar to working with oils except I don't have to wait hours for it to dry.
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Looks great, coming together nicely.

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