1/48 Tamiya FW-190A-3

Gallery Article by Andy Gudbergsson on Aug 22 2003


Here's my first submission, the Tamiya FW-190A-3. I am not going to elaborate on the kit, as everybody knows who has built it it's basically flawless.  The model depicts a fighter from JG77, flown by Ofw. Kurt Dombacher, Norway, 1942. I built it basically out of box except for the True Detail seat and Aeromaster decals, which I didn't care much for. They didn't seem to react well to Microsol, to me they seemed to thick, it didn't matter how much Microsol I applied to the decals they refused to soften.   


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The model was painted with Model master RLM 74/75 /76. As I'm not very proficient in weathering it was kept to a minimum. I lightly dry brushed the model overall with light grey, applied black water color to the recessed panel lines and when dried wiped the excess with a damp cloth. Used silver paint to simulate chipped paint . I then coated the model with Testors dull cote and then when thoroughly dried, final assembly.

And with those words concludes my first presentation. Thank you.

Andy Gudbergsson


Photos and text by Andy Gudbergsson