by Chris Baltrinic
Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9
scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 is available online from
This is Tamiya's 1/48
scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9. It is the second Tamiya “Dora” that I have
Modifications to the kit include:
Eagle Editions Fw-190D
update (new spinner, props, gun hood & tires)
Moskit exhaust stacks (oh
Aires cockpit set
Brass tube 20mm gun
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.
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
I am very happy with the
However, I will, at some
later date, probably remove and replace the gun barrels after giving
them a darker finish.
San Diego, CA USA
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