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Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9

by Chris Baltrinic


Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 is available online from Squadron.com


Construction Summary


This is Tamiya's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9. It is the second Tamiya “Dora” that I have built.

Modifications to the kit include:

  • Eagle Editions Fw-190D update (new spinner, props, gun hood & tires)

  • Moskit exhaust stacks (oh yea, baby!)

  • Aires cockpit set

  • Brass tube 20mm gun barrels.

  • Replaced kit wingtip lights by flaring the end of clear stretched sprue and adding the appropriate clear red/clear green color.

  • Drilled out gun camera window and replaced with clear styrene rod (stretched)



Decals are Eagle Cals EC#21 Yellow Tailed D-9’s JG 54, JG 26, and JG 2.



Painting and Markings


I was intrigued by the very complex paint scheme of “Yellow 11”. I also thought the yellow-white-yellow fuselage bands would be a very nice touch—to quote an old Taco Bell commercial - ZESTY!

I painted the model using several brands of paint. Why? I don’t know!

The fuselage bands are simply testors flat yellow and flat white. The RLM 76 is Polly Scale. RLM 75 is Gunze. The RLM 81 and 83 are Model Master Enamel, as is the light gray primer on upper wings(I believe I used Model Master RLM 63). The prop blades were Gunze RLM 70 as I believe Model Master 70 is too light for black green.


I used S&J aluminum for the lower wing.

Before decaling, I applied a coat of Tamiya TS-13 clear gloss spray paint—as with Gunze Mr. Color Clear gloss, Tamiya Clear lacquer is totally cured in about 30 minutes.

After I applied a coat of Model Master Dull coat, I added exhaust stains with a wide brush and artists chalk powder. The stains are several layers of chalk dust—each sealed with dull coat before the next layer was applied.





I am very happy with the finished model.



However, I will, at some later date, probably remove and replace the gun barrels after giving them a darker finish.

Chris Baltrinic
San Diego, CA USA



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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2002 by Chris Baltrinic
Page Created 07 October, 2002
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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