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2 years 11 months ago #1 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Some modeling buddies are grabbing out the oldest kits in our stash for what we are calling our Ancient kits buddy build.

My build is the late '70s tooling of the 190A. I think this is the second boxing from the early '80s.

Hase calls it the A6-A8 and it does have features for all of them, at the same time. I kit of its time them.
The plastic does stink every time I open the box, it seems to by very flexible a bit more like vinyl.



Being a tad old I decided on picking up some bits to polish the proverbial turd



I am also building a Pfalz but I am off to a slow start on the 190 as the MiG-21 ran over. So this will have some priority.

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2 years 11 months ago #2 by Powder
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This should be neat build - I quite like old kits. :)

I don't know if you're 'into' accuracy but I think the general consensus now days is that the Schlangenschwarm Fw190s had black number codes with red outlines, not red numbers as Eagle Decals have done.
Airfix have it right - apparently.
www.airfix.com/us-en/focke-wulf-fw190a-8-1-72.html

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2 years 11 months ago #3 by Marcus.Q1000859
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I agree. I have the airfix kit for reference. Currently I do not have the correct black 8 w/ red outline nor do I know where to get one but will try to locate one in time.

Failing that I will go with what I have got.

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2 years 11 months ago #4 by Viperbuilder
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Gee, is it worth spending that amount in aftermarket to dress up a kit like that? Out of the box the kit is closest to an 190A-6.

it's funny, I have had Hasegawa's old 1-32 Bf-109E sitting in my stash for the last 30 years and I've been threatening to build it just for the sake of it, sanding it all down, re-scribing panel lines, rebuilding various inaccuracies on the kit etc just to see what can be done with it. One of these days when I have more time to spare I guess.

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2 years 11 months ago #5 by johnsnz
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Those 70's Hasegawa kits are enjoyable builds OOB. I keep meaning to do another one.

It'll be interesting to see how it turns out with all the bits on it.. Have fun..

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2 years 11 months ago #6 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Sense, yes it shows very little common and fiscally none.

I bought the kit 20 years ago, as a school boy from toyworld. The Verlindin came from trade me ten years ago. Twenty dollars a piece. The rest of the stuff is more recent. The barrels and belts courtesy of Garys group buy a year or three back.

Actually what really shows my illness is I could probably name each item in my stash where it came from, how much it cost and why I believed it was needed. Most people I know just use a spreadsheet. I may not be alone there though.

It should be fun though.

Due to the average fit of the kit and resin I may end up mocking up the fuselage due to the absence of any useful location points. Once I am happy then breaking it down for some paint and glue.

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2 years 9 months ago #7 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Where does the time go?

Bringingthe cockpit together, there is a real mix of kit, resin and PE parts.



With it being summer it does just get a little look occasionally,

I did tidy up the shed, from this



To this.


Ahhhh

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2 years 9 months ago #8 by Xtr3meNZer
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Well that's a decent tidy up!

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2 years 9 months ago #9 by Tiger
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What Kane said :whistle:
Now I feel I need to tidy mine Argh :(

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1 year 6 months ago #10 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Wow. Been a while!

Life happens.

I have been pottering away. Most of the cockpit is done, seat belt and stick still to be done. I will check the fit through the cockpit opening but I think I would like to fit the finished seat and stick much closer to completion.

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Airscale provided the decals for stencils and the gauges behind the verlinden etch panels

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1 year 6 months ago #11 by Bishop
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Good see this moving forward.

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1 year 6 months ago #12 by Marcus.Q1000859
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The tail wheel is supposed to be fitted before fuselage halves are joined but that is a bit too great of an invitation to break it off.



I made a slight modification to the strut by carving off the upper ring so it could be slid in later.
The V groove the strut fits into is a little rough so I carved it out to carry a piece of styrene tube. (Thanks to Modelair in Dominion Rd, who carry basically the entire Evergreen range in stock)



Very shortly after



So far so good. But I wanted to sort out the tail wheel, Brassin to the rescue.



The resin set is made for a later kit so has no yoke for the wheel, hacked something together but it is not so pretty. The hole I drilled for the axle was too large. I oversight I quickly regretted. It took two lengths of slide fit brass tube to sleeve my massively oversized hole down.



After all that I had only equalized my own goal.
Itwas time to make a yoke for the tail wheel

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1 year 6 months ago #13 by Grant
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Nice work. I love that you bought this kit at Toyworld years ago and are building it now with all this extra effort. :)

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1 year 6 months ago #14 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Thanks guys, yes it's good to be back at the work bench,

Carrying on with the work I had done before I started posting again, here is the tail wheel assembled.

It has a wheel yoke made from the Eduard 1/48 Mig-21front wheel. On that I used the Brassin wheel set so the kit parts left over. It was two pieces so a bit of farting around to trim the yoke so it looks ok. It is not really correct but gives the impression I was after.





Which pretty much brings me up to date.

A couple of weeks ago I started thinking about the seat harnesses.

It is the RB Productions piece, paper and stainless etch. I have not got a picture yet but it is quite nice to put together. PVA works well.
Lap belts are nearly done, look cook. Just need patience. 20 pieces for the lap belts.

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1 year 6 months ago #15 by KitModellerNZ
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Looking good!

I remember this kit fondly from the early 90s when my dad built it. He built the P-51 before it and I built the Spitfire Mk.VB around the same time.

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1 year 5 months ago #16 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Well. I have done a little more.
The RB Productions belts are pretty neat. A little bit of work of course but here we are ready.



I might add a tiny but of wash later. For now I will drop it into the cockpit and play with the nose guns and engine.

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1 year 5 months ago #17 by Planecrazy
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I like building these older kits too....I am doing a Revell 1/32 Typhoon for the RAF 100 year GB..Those RB belts, are they fabric or photoetch? I've never used them. They look great. Good effort with that tailwheel.

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1 year 5 months ago #18 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Hi PC

The belts are PE buckles and a heavy paper for the belt.
They work quite well. I used PVA type wood glue on the paper and micro Krystal klear on the etch to seat. They form to the seat well if you wet them.

They took me a few evenings to do but I only get an hour or two a couple of times a week so that may not be a good measure of complexity.


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1 year 3 months ago #19 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Quiet progress



Next is to place this unit into the fuselage

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1 year 3 months ago #20 by Bishop
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Goodness that looks good

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1 year 3 months ago #21 by Marcus.Q1000859
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I can tell much of what I built is more recent kits. Kits where with a little care and patience you can get a good result.
This is from a previous generation entirely my build is rapidly becoming a 4 footer. A real modeller could do a good job but I keep looking at things and wondering how to approach it.

What I have done with the cockpit coaming was to cut off the kit pieces and glue on the Verlinden resin but the resin was wider and with a sharper camber. Soooo. Unintentionally I have stuck it on a fraction too far forward. Rats.
Not wanting to break it off I will trim down the machine gun cowl to hide most of the error.


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1 year 3 months ago #22 by Marcus.Q1000859
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So I had been fettling and trimming and come up with this.





Which was when a little bird told me to go and check what size machine guns the A7 has mounted under the nose cowl. Turns out they are the 13mm.

So the actual piece that I need to fit is this little guy.



I am fiddling around with this section as that will reveal how much space is required to fit the nose guns under the cowl and thus what height I need to fit the plate that carries them at.

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1 year 3 months ago #23 by Bishop
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Good save. Watching watching...

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1 year 2 months ago #24 by Fritz
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Great work, watching this one.

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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1 year 2 months ago #25 by Calum
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great start there

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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #26 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Made up this from clastic card and the Verlinden guns. I found the brass to be a pain to file down to fit into the spce between the tapered fuselage halves so just went with plastic. There are a couple of resin parts to fit on it at this stage not shown in the pics.



Due to the taper you need to fit the rear end into the fwd section and slide it back, like so




and with the cover sitting in place



I wonder if the barrels may be too long, but I do not fance trying to shorten and pin them.

Since these pics I have itted the 20mm barrels through the wing and landing gear wells and started carving the wing out so it will fit into the fuselarge.

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11 months 1 week ago #27 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Itching to get started on the Modern Combat GB.

But in the mean time, I have been kicking along with this.

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11 months 1 week ago #28 by Terry
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Nice progress Marcus. Is your tonal variation from just one primer colour over the base plastic or is there more paint involved?

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11 months 1 week ago #29 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Hi Terry.

Yeah, just me playing with primer and trying some modulation with the airbrush. It's on bare plastic. Mr Surface 1000 and plenty of thinner.

Followed up with the dark gray all over.



I have seen a couple of people do black basing, trying it out myself but dark grey basing.
I normally go light to dark but for this to work I guess you need to start with the dark.





I will pass a blending coat over the blue and touch up the dark gray before the middle gray goes on.


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11 months 1 week ago #30 by Nosferatu
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Nice paint work there buddy!

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