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My entry into this group build, Trumpeter's 24th scale FW190D-9. I will be depicting it in the colors of REd 13 of JV44 flown by Klaus Faber based out of Aninring Airfield. Some extras include a Verlinden Resin and Photo etch set, masking set from Montex and the early style canopy from an Airfix FW190A because this particular FW190D was converted from an A--8 airframe. Photos of the sprues and resin will be in the next post. Here is the introduction video



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Alright so here is everything so far, just the bare parts and sprues.
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And now for the extras. So starting off with the canopies. So as I wanted to depict Red 13 from JV44, it was necessary to acquire an early style canopy. Now as there is no company or 3rd party that makes a vacuform canopy on its own, I had to purchase a second kit to accomplish my goal of depiction. Below you can see the late 'BLOWN' canopy from trumpeter compared to AIRFIX's 1/24 FW-190A early style canopy. This is because RED 13 of JV44 fame was actually an A-8 airframe converted to D-9 standards, thus the need for the different canopy.

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So besides needing a complete second kit for this build I also picked up Verlinden's resin and photo-etch set for the Dora. Here is what is included with their set.

Photoetch set
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Cockpit tub

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Water Methanol Tank (MW50)
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Cockpit side wall 
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Instrument Panel
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Assoreted levers, knobs and Revi Gunsight
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Oxygen Regulator
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Air Hose
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Radio Box
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Pilot's Seat
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Control Stick
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And last but not least, Montex's Vinyl Masking Set
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This is all looking great and it sure fits the GB theme! Good luck and fun with the build. Just one question: how did you manage to make the last picture? :-)
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Wow, what a whopper!! Good luck with that.[thumb]
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A great kit! It will be very interesting to follow this build. Good luck!
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vdbo76, I have a timer on my camera that allows me to go hands off and minimize vibrations for long exposure photos. Comes in useful when you need two hands. Thanks for the good wishes everyone. I'm also doing video builds of my work as well so feel free to check out the channel. Here's the first build diary for the FW190.


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Another iconic air frame and you have a load of goodies to go with it. Pictures AND video! Yay! Subscribed!
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Alrighty well I'm back with what may seem like a simple update. but i reality took up about a weeks worth of time to get fit and settled properly.

Way back in the day when this resin set from Verlinden was created, alot of the building portion came down to refference material and good old fashioned hobby construction skills. 

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So here is my amassed pile of refference material. Because this was a converted A-8 Airframe to D-9 Specs, I also got a hold of the earler material for FW-190A/F/G's.

So getting back to the build. First order of business was to sort out the sidewalls that were to attach to the fuselage sides. After removing the kit bracing for the kit cockpit, I went ahead and dry fit the sidewalls and the cockpit tub from Verlinden onto the fuselage halves. Much work was done.

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After all the major cockpit work was finished, I moved onto some detail work for the cockpit tub. Alot of well registered detail was already on the left and right consoles so I didn't need to do any scratchbuilding there. There was however some attention needed in the rudder pedals department. Again refferences were my friend here and I was able to scratchbuild my own brake and rudder mechanisms to mate the Verlinden Photo-etch pedals onto. As well I scratchbuilt the wires that fired the guns from the control stick into the tub as well.

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Thats it for now on the cockpit side of things. Next will be moving aft in the rear compartment of the fuselage where the FuG16y radio, and MW50 tank are. Theres a bunch of resin and photo etch here as well so don't expect any updates for a little bit.






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The detail is insane. I have no experience with larger scale models and this is really fun to see. 1/24! WOW!
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Great work so far.
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All very cool so far !!
one nice looking kit

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Alright folks, it has been a while but I finally got some much needed mojo and reference material to move on in the build.



Moving from the cockpit to the tail section, The stock kit has much to be desired, and the Verlinden Upgrade does help a little bit. However much is left to be desired which is why I will be scratchbuilding alot of the structural framework and suspension of the tail wheel. Picture here is from Squadron's Walk Around series on the FW190 both the A/F and the D. Being that RED 13 is an A-8 converted to D-9, i need alot off reference material.

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Here you can see the majority of the Verlinden upgrade set and It's instructions. Very vague and not too informative on what goes where or how. For instance the PE piece here pictured is actually the mount for the tail wheel strut oleo. Verlinden simply tells you to put it against the side of the tail, get some copper and rod and call it a day.

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Using Clay to find the correct inner shape between the two halves of the tail, this will be our backplate that will support the tail wheel and have a center to mount the oleo brace.

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Here the clay was transferred to some .020 styrene sheet and traced with pencil.

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The frame plate is put in place, due to the shifting of the clay some parts where misshapen, however with the other half of the tail attached these areas will be unseeable so I don't have to worry.

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The oleo strut brace was installed, as well as additional frame work lower down.

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The large circle in between the two smaller pieces is to guide the horizontal stabs, you can't see it when everything is closed up and provides good alignment so I'm keeping it.

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Here it is all closed up. It may appear that there are gaps but they do go away once even pressure is applied around the tail.

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Bottom view looking up.

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Cannibalizing the tail wheel is necessary if you want to add all the extra detail. Simply chop off the old strut and oleo at the base mount as shown here.

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Here I have the newly chopped tail wheel mocked up in it's position. A set of calipers was used to get the correct length of 'rod' to mate the tail wheel to the tail wheel brace we installed earlier.

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Et voila. The larger bottom piece was some hollow styrene rod with the main oleo being a solid piece. The notch in the top was sanded by jewelers file and using my thumb as a brace to get a nice parallel cut.

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Here is the completed assembly all mocked up and ready for paint, the tailwheel and strut oleo will be painted separately as they are german grey whereas the interior of the tail wheel is RLM 02 grey.

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The tail wheel access door was thinned .2mm and the photoetch was glued on.

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A rare thumb of approval on another completed portion of the build.

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Moving to the rear compartment, the FuG16Y radio was added in, On the JV44 doras, the FuG25 ADF radios were omitted as these fighters were primarily used as cover for the Me262s taking off and landing which left them helplessly exposed to enemy fighters thus the Doras where always within visual sight of the field. Here I'm unwinding some picture frame wire to use as the wiring for the radio.

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The wire is unwound and then glued into two sockets.

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The wires are given a health dose of superglue to make sure they do not detatch during forming,

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The wiring looms were rewound and some aluminum tape was used to represent the wraps.

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The loop was added for some visual interest rather than just straight wire.

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Here you can see the radio in it's mounting bracket aft of the cockpit compartment. The two wire looms run to the antennae.

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The view from the left side shows the third wire loom that runs to the cockpit panels where manual selection of the radio frequency is made by the pilot. Unlike modern radios, most german aircraft had a fixed selection of four channels that were pre selected on the ground.

Well thats it for now, next I'll be tackling some inner frame work on the fuselage aft of the radios and then working on the MW50 tank and it's plumbing/ wiring. Then finally hopefully we'll have some paint on this guy. I'll most likely get a video up when all of the interal stuff is done and as I go through the paint and weathering.





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Oh some very cool work ... looking forward to seeing more 
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very intersting story, and  great start with the video.Unfortunately, i cannot see the pictures anymore.
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