Apr 23, 2013

Revell 1/144 Focke-Wulf Fw-190 A-8


The Fw190 has been a favorite of mine for a while but did not know someone makes it in 1/144 (had an A and a D version n 1/72 with terrible enamel painting back from the early days), now that my WW2 collection is expanding there was a chance to buy one. Turns out Revell does a 'Micro Wings' range that has a lot of WW2 aircraft including the Fw190.


Let's just not talk about assembly because I usually find aircraft nerve-wrecking to assemble but this one wins the gold prize of all. However I had fun with the painting (not sure of the cabin though) and it looks good in the end and that is what matters. Had also been more careful with the decals and undercoated the necessary parts with varnish which helped a lot and made the decals appropriately smooth.


Transparent plastic base which is about half the height of the Zvezda Art of Tactic planes', I'll switch one probably as I would need some landed planes too for objetive markers or simple terrain props and this would provide the chance for a spare 'flying' base.

Next up is two Sd.Kfz. 251s from Zvezda.

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  1. I used to build model planes when I was a little girl. I remember how hard it was to get those decals to go on without wrinkles after soaking them in warm water and the smell of the enamel paint and the glue. I don't think I could do it today as I'm too impatient to build something.

    You've done a great job here!

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  2. Nice Focke Wulf András! As I remember well, Revell introduces these kits in 1/144 in the late seventies or early eighties. At this time I had them all but in the following war all the planes crahed ;-). In moment I'm trying to complete my collection of these planes. I'm playing with the idea to build a whole squadron.

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    1. Thank you; sort of explains the molding problems. Oh yes my old 1/72 planes look like well beaten old war horses too.

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