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Focke Wulf Fw 190 G-8 1:48
Focke Wulf Fw 190 G-8 1:48
 

Focke Wulf Fw 190 G-8

Revell 1:48 Kit

Do you have strong nerves and endless patience? Do you have enough of filler and sand paper? Do your cutters, pliers and filers lie idle around your house? Then Revell Fw 190 G-8 is just perfect for you! Otherwise known as the good old Trimaster, Dragon or Shanghai Dragon, and perhaps many other manufacturers used the same mold in the past.

The parts are full of small defects; large amount of surface area in all components are covered by small raised scratches. A brief glance at the components is enough to make an average modeler turn deathly pale. It can't be helped, but the producers didn't treat the molds with care. For us model builders, that is horrifying.


The casts are designed so as to allow the widest range of model transformations with minimum effort [of the producing company]. That means you can both create Focke Wulf 190 A/F/G with radial engine or Focke Wulf 190 C/D/H with in-line engine. The result is as follows: the fuselage has a separate engine unit and MG 131 machine gun in front of the windshield. Connecting the fuselage with the machine gun cover and the engine is not possible without a lot of filler. Avoid gluing in the interior partition [22C] for setting the width of the front fuselage in front of the engine cover. The partition is short of 2mm, so the engine cover would be almost impossible to glue to the fuselage! Furthermore, the BMW 801 engine cover is cut into 4 pieces and when you try joining them together, you will find gaps everywhere.

However, the most difficult part was undoubtedly attaching the wings with their joint to the bottom of engine cover. Right on the wing/engine demarcation line, the front wing stuck out by 1.5mm above the engine cover. My milling machine had a feast. The landing gear bay, which was to be glued separately into the wing, needed filling around its boundary. One must really wonder...

There is only a flat canopy in the kit, which is flatly wrong as for the version G-8. The G-8 used to be normally equipped with a round canopy, including heavier plating of pilot's head rest. Besides, most of Fw 190G-8 were only equipped with interior cannons MG 151/20. To reduce the weight of the aircraft, the machine guns (MG 131 [13mm]) weren't usually mounted above the engine. In order for the plane to carry a heavier bomb load, it was substantially lightened. You may use the PE parts from Eduard 48283, specifically designed for the model Fw 190 G-8, to finish the cockpit and create other details. I recommend throwing away the flap bottom part [it is 3mm shorter than the flap], because it would allow seeing inside the fuselage. Matt and quite thin decals on a light blue paper are intended for 2 planes.

The first decal option is Fw 190 G-8 "Red 12" from II./SG 10 of May 1945, Bad Aibling airfield. The aircraft is supplied with black horizontal squadron markings, a red stripe across the engine cover and a red rudder. Its camouflage is very interesting. The bottom light-grey color RLM 76 substitutes for the upper camouflage color [most likely RLM 74]. The model is therefore painted with only two shades of RLM 75/76 as a night interceptor. The second version is Fw 190 A-8 "White 3" of the Lieutenant Karl Brill from 10./JG 54 "Grunherz" of summer 1944, Lemberg/Polen airfield. The aircraft is painted with the mix of colors RLM 76 on the bottom and RLM 75/83 on the top with numerous spots on the sides of the fuselage. There is a "190" on the right side, Indian emblem below the canopy, and a green heart JG 54 on the other side.

We should thank some models for their existence on the scale modeler's market, wish them a peaceful rest and sweet dreams. It would be particularly appropriate in this case. Amen.

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