Did anyone ever make a 1/32 Fw190D-11 conversion?
Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:22 PM
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:41 PM
Gray Matters sells the Gerry Rutman D-13 conversion which is valid for a D-11 as well. D-13 had an engine mounted gun with it firing thru the centre of the spinner, D-11 had two outer wing guns instead. Hasegawa has all the right bits for the wings in their A-7/8 kit, that’s a new under wing inset for the gun blister and ejection port, plus a raised blister to go on the wing top.
Having already done a D-13 I’ve now got all the parts to do a D-11 some time this year.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:05 PM
I used Jerry's set and a collection of assorted other parts to produce a D-11 a few years ago:
Note that the kit here is not the new-tool Hasegawa release, but the older hybrid kit, featuring a new fuselage and sundry parts, mated to the old 190A wings, etc.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:25 AM
Had a look at the link to the Montex conversion but it misses one vital point about the later D series: they all had the 213 engine with larger engine mounts and the front panelling was bulged either side for clearance.
That’s why the Rutman kit has a new fuselage, Jerry did his homework properly. It’s a VERY subtle change to the airframe but once you see it and know it’s there, nothing else will do.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:26 PM
Here is a link to the ebay store for grey matters:
As already pointed out, Grey Matters, took the original J Ruttman resin and re-worked it. JR took his mould directly from the Hasegawa kit, and did a great job, adding the correct cowling bulges. His resin was amazing.
Now Grey Matters offers it, and they I believe have reworked the mould a bit as it appears very clean. I have put mine up against the Hasegawa fuselage halves and they line up perfectly. Panel line detail is all there. Grey Matters uses a different resin, which is softer and IMO easier to work with. I ran into a shrinkage issue a couple of years ago, but they were great and replaced my set. No problems since.
Just for the record, Grey Matters also has the 1/24 update set for the Trumpeter kit. It is also from a JR original. Trumpter's kit was a D9, but they for some reason curved the cowling hinges on the top of the engine. Strange. The JR/Grey matters update fixes this and also allows for the D11/D13 conversion. I will say this update is beautiful in the Grey Matters resin. All of the rivet details are there and the work is very clean.
JR did great work and I have many of his original conversions and full kits. If you are interested in a large clean D11/D13 look to the Grey matters update in 1/24. It's a work of resin art. If you get it, recommendation, is place the 2 fuselage half together and tape them in place for later construction as they might twist a bit in storage.
One last note, the Grey Matter resin responds very well to warm water baths if you need to straighten it out or pull a warp out.
Edit, forgot to mention, if you are looking at D11 or D13 Eagle editions www.eaglecals.com has both excellent decals for many different versions but several good reference books. J Crandall has a lot of personal knowledge on this one of the D13's that made it to the US and wrote a great book on it.
Yellow 10. I guess it's out of print but it was available at Eagle Editions 2 years ago.
Here is a link to Eagle Editions decal sheet on Yellow 10, one of the most famous D13's since it survived.
LInk to the book on Yellow 10 on ebay.
Edited by Paul2660, 21 May 2018 - 06:46 PM.
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