Saturday, November 19, 2016

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part Nine – Lithoplating

Right shell of the extension glued in place.

Hatch in the extension. Some details are still missing.

Rear deck. I added a center slot for the sliding canopy.

I added the riveting, some details still missing.

Frame 8 was also plated, the floor is still unplated.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part Eight – First lithoplating

The bending was done in 3 steps:
1. On a thin rubber matt.
2. On a folded cotton tissue
3. On a piece of soft foam.

I tried to make a close fit so glueing is less stressful.

I added the rivet pattern using the template and a
stone bedding tool, DIA 0.45 mm.

Glueing brought a problem. The grey primer was dissolved
by the solvents of the contact glue and that
made it difficult, more difficult than necessary!
Lessen learned: sand off grey primer prior to glueing!

I got a rivet template from Peter/Airscale for free!

I am happy with the outcome of the lithoplating so far.
The extension plug has no compund curves ;-)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part Seven – First metal work: joggle joints

The fuselage extension plug is made of 2 shells: left and right. The right shell overlaps the left one in a joggle joint at the spine and bottom.
A: Material defining the height of the joggle joint. In this case 0.15 mm
B: Shell plating of 0.15 mm litho plate for the left side.
C: Stop block for D.
D: Embossing tool for the joggle joint

0.15 mm isn´t very much, but it is there! ;-)

Macro of the joggle joint. The right shell will overlap the recessed portion.