Cockpit is rather minimal and took about thirty minutes to complete.
Engine has a bunch of (poorly fitting) pieces. All this will be hidden, so I didn't bother painting it.
Wings (complete with rivet detail) were glued together. The wheel legs have an interesting attachment arrangement which means your meant to attach them at this stage. I took them off and will put them on later.
Various (poorly fitting) engine panels (with more excessive rivet detail).
Most of it together now. I decided to build the fighter version, as all the needed parts were in the box.
First attempts to fill the gap and clean it up a bit.
All in all a fun day of modelling. I'm going to try to finish this over the long weekend.
Painted and decaled. The green came out too green and not grey as I intended. Hopefully the grey oil wash will tone the colours down a bit. Predictably the decals silvered because of all the raised rivet detail even though I glossed it before application. Grrrr. The red 3 is from the spares box. I painted the camo freehand, and masked the red band. Still some further details to be painted, and then the various bits glued on.
Cheers. I fixed up the worst of the silvering with the airbrush + careful masking, gave it a really dirty wash and a flat coat. Now I'm painting and sticking the final bits on. The undercarriage is pretty flimsy. I'll also do some final weathering once it's all together.
Grant wrote: Cheers. I fixed up the worst of the silvering with the airbrush + careful masking, gave it a really dirty wash and a flat coat. Now I'm painting and sticking the final bits on. The undercarriage is pretty flimsy. I'll also do some final weathering once it's all together.
Grant wrote: Sorry Craig, that's the new tool Hasegawa Fw-190 and not the old kit I'm building. Thanks for the comment though.
Oops, my bad. Was not aware Hasegawa were still boxing their old kit even after the release of the new tool one. Must pay more attention to box contents (although we did not have the Hasegawa rights when that was released). Still nice work on an old kit.
On The Bench
Hasegawa 1/48 OA-4M Skyhawk conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk
And there was me going to build an old 1:72 pile of crap now I got to find something half decent just to keep up!!!
But seriously that's a bloody nice finish and really nice overal job you done there mate, I would be please to have a new kit looking that good.
Goes to show that this mould has stood the test of time.
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