Fw 190D-9 Black 4, JG2
By Steve Walton
This model is a Dora from JG2 and was originally going to be very lightly weathered. This plan changed after I coated it with lacquer thinner instead of flat coat and had to ad lib a bit...
I used a couple of excellent extras from Eagle Editions-radiator and gun cowls, and an MDC cockpit which fitted like a dream-much to my relief. I also used Quick Boost MG151's, exhausts and gunsights.
My references were Japo's Dora book vol II and Jerry Crandall's Dora tomes-where this plane is excellently shown in series of photos.
The painting was usually in a sequence : Primer->Alclad->Lifecolour->Clear/Flat coat->Oils. Depending on how good a day I was having some or most of those might have been replaced with random substitutes or forgotten...
I did rivet the whole skin, but during the quest for a perfectly smooth paint finish...sanded most rivet detail to oblivion - one for the notebook.
© Steve Walton 2012
This article was published on Thursday, January 03 2013; Last modified on Friday, June 02 2017