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latest project -FW190 finished
almonkey
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:51 AM UTC
got the last bits and bobs finished on this one, and i'm really pleased with how this has turned out, and its getting an exclusive first showing here, with an appearance at the hinckley show tomorrow






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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006 - 02:52 PM UTC
Looks good Phil, only thing I can comment on is the angle of the undercarriage. It looks like they are attached correctly, as far as the kit parts go, but Fw 190's had a quite distinct toe in of the undercarriage.
This is not the best pic in the world but it sort of shows what I'm wittering on about

The biggest problem that you will have, If you try and correct it, is the fact that the wheels remain, esentially, vertical. Rather than risk braking the antenna, or anything else, I would probably leave well alone
Mal
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006 - 07:43 PM UTC
Now that i like. Very nice build there Phil, can't wait to see this at Hinckley.
Changing the topic slightly, why was the undercarriage fixed at that angle. it looks as though it could collapse inwards ?
Andy (++)
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006 - 09:07 PM UTC
aww poop! thats a very distinctive feature of the FW190, i must have been looking at hurricane pics when i put the undercarridge on!
Mahross
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006 - 09:46 PM UTC
Phil - I like the look of that. Very good finsih.

Ross
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 12:12 AM UTC
Looks great Phil.
I really like the wash on the underside.
Save a space next to it for my 190D.Should make a nice pair :-)
See you tomorrow