Kit Ref: 03874
Feature Article with Geoff Coughlin
What’s the plan…
Some years ago I built the Fw190A-8 in 1:32 from the very good Hasegawa kit and I really liked the scheme featuring “White 11” flown by Corporal Walter Wagner and featured in this period photograph below…
(Photo: This is a well known photo showing a captured German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 (W.Nr. 681497, “White 11”) of 5./JG 4 at St. Trond airfield, Belgium, circa 1 January 1945. This aircraft was flown during on 1 January 1945 by Corporal Walter Wagner who was hit by flak during the attack over St. Trond airfield. The engine died and he had to make an emergency landing. The weapons have obviously been removed. The photo was taken by the resident USAAF 404th Fighter Group. Wikipedia)
That build was the Master build in my modelling book on building the Fw190A-F series published by Osprey some years back…
This time though, we have what looks like a very nice offering from Revell featuring the Fw190A-8. The kit is well detailed and has a great colour scheme too. I certainly wanted to build the Revell kit and I have been suffering Luftwaffe build withdrawal symptoms for some time, so it’s long overdue in my book and really hope you enjoy this build.
Having just finished the very nice HobbyBoss Me262A-2a in 1:48, I feel ready to take on this larger scale project. You’ll have seen in the above video, this build is very much about the paint scheme and markings and I also want to give some closer insight for any of you looking in on how I do what I do with a project like this.
There are more videos this time around and I’m pleased about that and hope they show you a bit more. It’s funny but it’s not easy doing detail work on video, mainly because the angles needed for the camera don’t always match the hand positions that I need to do the work, but I’ve done my best and hopefully you’ll find this build useful in some way.