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1/48 Tamiya FW-190A-3

Gallery Article by Andy Gudbergsson on Aug 22 2003

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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

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Photos and text by Andy Gudbergsson

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