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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8

by Fred List


Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8
JG 301 May 1945


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This is the DML Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 kit built using the Hawkeye resin cockpit set, the vertical stabilizers from the Aries Fw 190 Control Surfaces set and the Cutting Edge resin cowling.



Brake lines were added using brass wire and the antennas were made up of a combination of 0.001” steel wire and elastic nylon thread. The insulators are simply formed from white glue applied in several steps to build up to the desired shape and size.

The decals used are from the excellent EagleCals Sheet number #11. The decal instructions indicate that this aircraft “possibly” had a blown canopy, however I elected to make it using the older canopy style.


Painting and Decals


Paints used were mostly Floquil Military Colors enamels and Humbrol. The mysterious “RLM 84” as it’s come to be known, was my own interpretation of that color based on information from the internet. It started out as Floquil British Sky, to which I added a small amount (~10%), of Humbrol Light Green.


The pilot and Werke Number of this aircraft are unknown according to the decal instructions, but the mismatched camouflage colors highlight the extreme difficulties of logistics and supply in late-war Germany as damaged aircraft were cannibalized for parts.



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Model, Images and Article Copyright © 2002 by Fred List
Page Created 10 April 2002
Last updated 04 June 2007

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