Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 27 – Rear Pilot Armor

Armor plates glued to the seat rails.
I painted these steel plates manufactured
by Krupp in red oxide primer.

Dry fitting of the subassembly
into the fuselage.

Rear view showing the fastener

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 26 – Side consoles

I joind the seat rails and the rear
upper decking.  I airbrushed
these parts with RLM 66.

I made a template for the right side console
from MDF.
Final adjustments werde done by
adding styrene strips to make
for a perfect fit.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 25 – Armor plates

Dry fitting of parts is actually quite okay....
I made a jig for mounting the seat rails
from MDF and a styrene strip
that slides into the C-profile:
I cut paper templates of the armor plates
to get the diminsions right ...
I then cut the plates from 0.5 mm alu sheet,
the alu is quite soft which makes it
tricky to cut and drill. Parts need to be
polished and cleaned.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 24 – Shoulder protection


Dryfitting of the shoulder armor assembly.

Seat rails are placed right in front of the
shoulder armor.

4 holes for the harness attachments drilled.
Screw detail etc . still mising.

Thursday, February 25, 2021


Chemical stage 1: Base coat, e.g. dark green from Tamiya.
Use colors with acrylic resins like Tamiya and Zero Paint.
Make tests of the described procedure prior to paint your model!

Chemical stage 2: Apply a thick coat of hairspray
and let it stay for 30 secs. Then rise with warm water.
The alcohols and solvents in the hairspray will
chemically alter the base coat. See change of color between
the upper 2 pictures!

Physical stage 1+n: Carefully treat the surface with
tools like wooden chisels. Be careful not to score comletely
through the paint work when using metal tools!

Rub, score, scratch and strike the surface till it looks worn and used. Apply chipping with songes, straight scratches with a curved blade dipped into thin paint. Apply panel washes before applying the hairspray. Add sprinkels and more washes as desired. Add streaking effects by airbrush using heavily diluted Tamiya flat black and redbrown.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Junkers D.1 | Wingnut Wings 1/32nd scale | Part 8

Corroded and oxidized exhaust stack.
Wooden propeller made from scratch.
Added oil and fuel streaks.
Added some dirt sprinkles :-)