Custom FW190-D9

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Custom FW190-D9

Post by flyboy_fx » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:00 am

FW190:Unit: 6.II/JG 2 = (Gruppe (group) 2, staffel (Squadron) 6. Jagdgeschwader (fighter wing) 2 (JG 2) "Richthofen".)
Rommelhausen-Stockheim, Germany, May 1945.


I think it came out great! The actual scheme is supposed to be Reichsluftfahrtministerium "RLM" 81/82, but I wanted it to look a bit more like the picture seen here. http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/456/pics/2_14.jpg
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So I went with a RLM 71/81 scheme LOL, which would have never been mixed. (Google the RLM colors to see what they look like if you don't know)

Unfortunately the Yellow in the pics looks too neon, when in person it is more of a Orange tinted Yellow.




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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by flyboy_fx » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:19 am

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by Jnewboy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:48 am

I think it looks good! Good job on those cowl flaps, its an important detail.

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:41 pm

It looks great !!!

Just enough weathering for my taste :D
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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by Jnewboy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:20 pm

Where did you get those decals? the band is excellent!

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by flyboy_fx » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:10 am

I just airbrushed them. Masking tape and stencils. :o
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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:36 am

nice!

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:02 am

That looks darn fantastic :D

Nice ballance of weathering, paint detail, and unit markings to make a great-looking plane. I really like what you've done with the cowl-flaps.

That's really how 21c would have made their FW-190D look had it been made 4 years later than it was :wink:
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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:51 am

I use a razor saw to saw off the nose then use it to split each cowl flap, funny irony is Im working on two doras right now, will post pictures when all done.

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by flyboy_fx » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:25 pm

Yea, that would be cool! I do it the same way basically, saw off the front, split the cowlflaps, then bend them open.
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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:43 pm

flyboy_fx wrote:Yea, that would be cool! I do it the same way basically, saw off the front, split the cowlflaps, then bend them open.
It really transforms it from looking like a toy to a model more than any other detail, Im really impressed with your FW!

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by NHoggard12 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:01 am

Came out great! Love the custom and yes, the bands did turn out nicely.

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by snake » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:22 pm

Great job, Flyboy.

These FW 190's make great candidates for repaints in both 1/32 and 1/18.

And yours look 8)

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by Snake Man » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:58 pm

Now that I have seen this, I think the cowl flaps on all the radial engined aircraft should get this treatment !!! Corsair, P-47, Zero all would look great with the cowl flaps opened up.

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by flyboy_fx » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:03 pm

I'm getting a zero soon. I should do it!!! Have any pics of a zero with it's cowl open?
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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by MG-42 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:45 pm

* * * simply OUTSTANDING Alex ! ! ! 8) * * *


L@@K closely - vvv cowl is open vvv

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by Studly » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:15 pm

Again a nice job well done

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by smittyrob64 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:25 pm

Very nice job, I also like the subtle weathering.

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by ram04 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:53 pm

Very nice, I don't know where you find the time to keep doing all these customs :lol 8) , you do still make it to class every now and then don't you :lol: really, you have a great talent and its fun to see what you'll come up with next :D

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by Ta-152 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:29 am

That's a really class repaint, flyboy.

Maybe I should send you mine instead of tossing it, eh?
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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by flyboy_fx » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:04 pm

Sure, I can do a repaint for around $50-$90. Depending entirely on the scheme. :P

Right now I'm totally swamped with work to do. Can't take any more custom/RC work for the next 3 weeks.
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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by Ta-152 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:16 pm

I want some mods done before painting, so the project is never gonna get done, unfortunately.

I imagine she'd look aces with your paint on her, though.
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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by flyboy_fx » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:30 pm

Like what? Cowling is a really easy mod on the 21st FW. It only took me a half hour! YOu should definitely do that! What other mods? Maybe converting it to a TA-152!?!?!?! That would be SICK. :lol:
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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by smittyrob64 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:28 pm

flyboy_fx wrote:Cowling is a really easy mod on the 21st FW. It only took me a half hour!
So did you just cut each cowl piece and reglue in the open position?

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Re: Custom FW190-D9

Post by flyboy_fx » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:29 am

I just cut the whole nose off, split the flaps, bent them open, and reattached the nose. Filling any small imperfections I found, also.
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