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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
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1/72 Eduard Fw 190 F-8
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:08 PM UTC

thanks Magnus - saved for future reference!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 07:03 AM UTC
Russell and Christos! Thanks !

Neil! There is a trick!


Start by gluing the "extra struts" into the gear wells. The middle "knuckle" of these has a flat surface that fits nicely against the rear wall making alignment easy (but an eyeball check won't hurt anyway ). Leave overnight!

When gluing the main gear legs, you'll have two fairly solid points of contact with the airframe: the end of the strut that goes into a "pocket" in the upper wing half and a support point a bit further down the leg.

I just happened to stumble over it, no intelligence whatsoever involved (as usual ) but it will come in handy in future builds!



Magnus
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 07:32 PM UTC
another stunning addition to the collection, Magnus

Well done to you on another finish for the year!

Thanks again for sharing
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC

..very nice indeed Magnus. I was interested to read your comment about the undercarriage. I had a terrible job with mine, there didn’t seem to be any attachment points ! How did you do it ?
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 04:07 AM UTC
Absolutely magnificent build Magnus. Best wishes!
magnusf
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 06:26 PM UTC
Torsten! The main problem with my German isn't forgetting the words, it's that I INVENT them ! Thanks for not taking offence ! That bomb on my FW is the biggest it could fly with as far as I know. I don't think it flew very far (or very well) with one of these, I have even shortened the gear oleos a bit to modify the sit of the aircraft.

Russell and Pedro! Thanks for your kind words !

It took a few days but now it's done! I found weathering quite difficult on this one, they look fairly clean in photos and my attempt at the exhaust stains is a lot more than it was in reality. I don't get it, did the BMW burn cleaner or was it aerodynamics that kept the stains away from the surfaces, I assume they ran all engines on the same quality fuel? Also, it looks sharper in the photos than in reality (in a bad way, meaning I prefer the photos to the real thing), the overspray from my camo work is bordering to disturbing. Anyway, I have more of these and I really would like to do a muddy one in a battered winter scheme testing hairspray for the first time on a model so there might be a return match soon !

Model-wise it is absolutely excellent with a near-perfect fit, loads of detail and still a simple build!















I quite liked my avatar on this one since I like the colour orange a lot , thanks Eduard!


Second one this year moving on to the collection!

And now for something completely different!



Magnus
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:43 AM UTC
Magnus, what a great looking Wurger you got there, awesome airbrush work. Looking forward to see it complete
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 09:53 PM UTC
That's some real nice work on the canon Magnus!
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 07:47 AM UTC

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.... I haven't studied German but that has never stopped me from trying !

Magnus


Same with my "Holiday Swedish", "Holiday Finnish". "Holiday Latvian", "Holiday Estonian", etc .... Most words are forgotten within some weeks or months. Though I love to hear and (at least try to) speak other languages.

Quite a big bomb at the ETC (Elektrischer Träger Cylinder - old german). When I built my SG 4 F-8 some years ago I have used 4 x 50 kg bombs under the wings.

Torsten
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 07:05 AM UTC
Torsten! Whenever I practice my "German" nowadays, there is always someone calling my bluff ! I haven't studied German but that has never stopped me from trying !

Anyway, almost there...


Bomb in place and a pair of ersatz (sorry, I just can't stop ) cannon made from Albion telescoping tubing.


A closeup of the new cannon with the original plastic part in the background.



Magnus
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 08:22 PM UTC

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....And after a flat coat with some extra added flat base to the mix it really looks deserty ! (Wüstich in German?)


We don't have such a word in german for that, Magnus. I would translate deserty with "wüstenähnlich" or "wüstenartig". But in any case your Hundredninety looks really good!
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 08:50 PM UTC

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Russell! Don't hurry me !


Magnus



No pressure Magnus
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 06:11 AM UTC
Russell! Don't hurry me !


Landing gear in place...


...a notoriously troublesome operation on FW 190-models. I've built a few from different manufacturers and I think this one was the easiest yet!



Magnus
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:56 PM UTC
Only 12 days till the bi-planes of WWII, but 12 months to complete...

Meanwhile this is looking great

Best health to everyone!
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:21 AM UTC
Friends! I've got twelve days to finish this one since the biplanes of WWII-campaign starts in April. Most of the "difficult" stuff is already done so there should be a chance...

While finishing the Hurricane I've managed to spend some spare modelling time on this one as well.


Lower surfaces got a wash to pick out the detail and tone down the (still) rather vivid blue.


I've also worked the upper surfaces with buff- and dust-coloured Oil Brushers to get a bit of a bleached effect. It is hard to tell from the photos but it really made a difference!


And after a flat coat with some extra added flat base to the mix it really looks deserty ! (Wüstich in German?)



Magnus
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 09:58 PM UTC

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Russell! As I've said elsewhere, ship models are a whole different thing than cranking out ten fighter models in smaller scales!




True that, Magnus!

Next year could be a salt free year. The KGV will be finished for Christmas which means wing things will be the order of the day. I've already signed up for the Hawker campaign with the Hurricane, the big 3 campaign is next which I'm hoping to finish one of each, and then the Schwalbe campaign to follow. So there's 5 already and if I can I'll squeeze in a Martlet for the Rotary campaign!
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 07:15 PM UTC
Russell! As I've said elsewhere, ship models are a whole different thing than cranking out ten fighter models in smaller scales!

Stefan! Don't be shy, that FW of your's deserves a link! I'll revisit later for inspiration!



Magnus
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:45 PM UTC
Hi Magnus!!!

I'm sure that it will be another cracker from your workbench!! Looking forward to the result!!
And it's funny, 'cause today I've finished my own F-8 from I./SG4 in 1/32 scale. It is the "White 11".

Continue to succeed, mate

Cheers
Stefan
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC

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Russell! There is a strong motivation to get back to and finish the FW this side of the New Year: if I assume that I'll manage to finish both the Yaks (I see no reason why I shouldn't since they aren't exactly record complicated ), the FW would take 2019's grand total up to ten finished models. That would then be a major personal best for me and an even and easy-to-remember number !



Magnus



Wow! 10! That's an inspirational amount of completed builds Magnus! Congratulations!

I'll manage to scrape together just 2 finishes this year: The KGV started over 5 years ago and the Trans Am around 4 years ago
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 05:50 PM UTC
Russell! There is a strong motivation to get back to and finish the FW this side of the New Year: if I assume that I'll manage to finish both the Yaks (I see no reason why I shouldn't since they aren't exactly record complicated ), the FW would take 2019's grand total up to ten finished models. That would then be a major personal best for me and an even and easy-to-remember number !



Magnus
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 08:15 AM UTC
yep, that's me, the Airfix guy with a 'salty' heart!

From one Airfix guy to another, it's a good compliment

Sad to see this one move back into the shelf, but will be following along on the Yak!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 06:34 AM UTC
I should have remembered - Russell the Airfix guy ! The fabric wing Hurricane is on my shopping list as well!

This shop is closing temporarily, the action will be going on over here for the next few weeks. The FW had to move back into the box again, life ain't fair!



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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 02:17 PM UTC

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Russell! Thanks, I'll try to live up to your expectations ! What Hurricane will you be doing? If you go for 1/72, I can honestly recommend the Arma Hobby kit!



For me there will always only be one scale and that is 1/72-unless of course it's 1/24 but that's an entirely different ball game

After seeing your build of Arma's metal wing Hurricane I'm sorely tempted to acquire and build it. I'll probably add it to the collection at some point though.

However for the Sopwith-Hawker campaign it'll be fabric wing effort by Airfix that's been residing in my stash for a while now, all the while working its wily ways on me to take it out of the box, open those plastic bags and in-hale deeply the smell of fresh styrene Along with a dozen or so other red boxes
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 08:31 AM UTC
Russell! Thanks, I'll try to live up to your expectations ! What Hurricane will you be doing? If you go for 1/72, I can honestly recommend the Arma Hobby kit!

Robert! To be honest: I don't really know and you could very well be right regarding the wheel well colours. I followed Eduard's painting instructions and they say RLM 02. According to my references, the photos of this aircraft were taken during the spring of 1944 so it would then be an early-build F-8, I have the impression that the emergency measures with labour- and materials-saving procedures were begun later than so but as I say above, I don't know for sure! Right or wrong, they will stay grey !


After a wash to pick out the surface detail, I'll continue with the lower surfaces tomorrow!



Magnus
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
Looks good but weren’t the wheel wells left in unpainted aluminium by the time the F8 was in production? Sure I read that in a few things by Michael Ullmann. Dropping the 02 for internal surfaces (and some underside panels) was tried out first on 190s.