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Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8/9
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 02:27 AM UTC


Here's a look at Tamiya's revamped Fw 190F-8, now complete with new parts for an ''F-9, plus a bomb-loading trolley and groundcrew figures.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Tarok
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 04:42 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, Rowan. That's a really nice looking bird

Rudi

(p.s. I thought you were cutting back on the reviews? nice to see you haven't though )
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 07:43 PM UTC

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Thanks for the review, Rowan. That's a really nice looking bird

Rudi

(p.s. I thought you were cutting back on the reviews? nice to see you haven't though )



Cheers Rudi

I'm trying... still trying! Perhaps it should be my New Year's resolution - it'd be cool to have time to build more next year.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 - 08:41 AM UTC
Butcherbird? Yes, No, maybe? This would be a perfect entry.
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 08:18 PM UTC
bumb

Rowan you know why!!!

as a motivation: My model

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 09:36 PM UTC

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bumb

Rowan you know why!!!

as a motivation: My model

cheers

Steffen



Thanks for the kick Steffen!

I'll be busy with reviews this week, and then away for about a fortnight, but I'll definitely get on with finishing the Fw 190 as soon as I can!

All the best

Rowan
alpha_tango
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 09:46 PM UTC
Good morning, Rowan!

Excuses, all I read is excuses ... didn't you want to do less reviews ... and I even put my soft boots on (thats why it only made "bumb" instead of "bump" )

Hope you can enjoy your vacation!

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 06:06 AM UTC
It seems an excellent kit, thanks for the review Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 12:05 PM UTC

It should be noted that the Tamiya kit has been made obsolete by the newer Hasegawa A-5/6/8 series of 190As.

Actual 1/48th windshield dimensions from an actual relic, as measured by Peter Kormos, should be 5.1mm X 10mm. Tamiya is more like 6.2 mm X 8 mm, which is absurdly off, and affects the accuracy of the entire canopy...

Also the angle the windshield sits at is far too vertical, and this is very obvious...

Note however I still buy this Tamiya kit for the better narrow prop and the better-fitting and looking cowl ring to the Hasegawa kit cowl!

Overall however, it is clearly obsolete, but the thinner tailplanes might improve another issue of the Hasegawa kit a little.

Gaston.