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Thread: Official Focke Wulf Fw 190 Painting Thread

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    With the official WGS Focke Wulf Fw 190D-9 in the pipeline with Series V, I thought I'd start a thread devoted to these excellent Luftwaffe fighters.

    Here's a couple of Tunisian Fw 190A's I have just finished to start things off - http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...w-190As-II-JG2

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    Here are a couple of Air 200 FW 190s:


    Tony
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    Great work Tony, I like the way you handled the fuselage camouflage. Which Fw 190 version and unit do they represent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    Great work Tony, I like the way you handled the fuselage camouflage. Which Fw 190 version and unit do they represent?
    Carl,
    They are 190 A's I believe. From the looks of them from the same moulds as yours. I bought them on evil bay and they were advertized as Air 200 casts. I went for a generic western front look. Based on what bit and pieces of decals I had they ended up being JG2.
    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by pflanzer View Post
    Carl,
    They are 190 A's I believe. From the looks of them from the same moulds as yours. I bought them on evil bay and they were advertized as Air 200 casts. I went for a generic western front look. Based on what bit and pieces of decals I had they ended up being JG2.
    Tony
    Black numbers and horizontal bar indicate they are Staffel 8 assigned to II./JG2 on 21 September 1943. Staffel 8 was based in Conches until November 1943, joining the rest of Gruppe II at Creil in northen France. In August 1944 II./JG2 moved to St. Trond, then again to Frankfurt-Eschborn the following month. At the end of September 1944 the Gruppe moved for the last time to Nidda 40km northeast of Frankfurt.

    On their return from Tunisia II./JG2 flew the Messerschmitt Bf 109G from May 1943 until December of that year when it was re-equipped with the Fw 190A-6, armed with 2 x 13mm machine guns and 4 x 20mm cannon (WGS firepower - short BCCCC, long ACC).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pflanzer View Post
    Here are a couple of Air 200:
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    Tony
    Nice work, Tony.

    The FW190s look great, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    Black numbers and horizontal bar indicate they are Staffel 8 assigned to II./JG2 on 21 September 1943. Staffel 8 was based in Conches in November 1943, joining the rest of Gruppe II at Creil in northen France. In August 1944 II./JG2 moved to St. Trond, then again to Frankfurt-Eschborn the following month. At the end of September 1943 the Gruppe moved for the last time to Nidda 40km northeast of Frankfurt.

    On their return from Tunisia II./JG2 flew the Messerschmitt Bf 109G from May 1943 until December of that year when it was re-equipped with the Fw 190A-6, armed with 2 x 13mm machine guns and 4 x 20mm cannon (WGS firepower - short BCCCC, long ACC).
    Carl,
    That is a wealth of information! I am awstruck. Thanks for all of it.
    Tony

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    Tony and Carl, you excell yourselves every time you take up your paintbrushes.
    Magnificent work.
    Rob.

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    These are 1/144 scale, and some of first ever attempts in 1/144 scale. Before this, I was a 1/172 scale builder. Kits by Platz, I think was the company. great kits, but one of my first tries in 1/144 scale. If you've never done 1/144 before, it takes some getting used to. These two wound up matching up pretty close to a couple Tankara Fw-190Ds I acquired latter on in my collecting, and made nice "Team Mates". Heres one of my Platz Fw-190Ds, then the Takara one I pair it up with in games, in the next pic.





    Here's my other Platz, followed by the other Tankara (?)





    The last pair together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    On their return from Tunisia II./JG2 flew the Messerschmitt Bf 109G from May 1943 until December of that year when it was re-equipped with the Fw 190A-6, armed with 2 x 13mm machine guns and 4 x 20mm cannon (WGS firepower - short BCCCC, long ACC).
    Just a minor correction. The A-6 still has 7.92mm MG 17s mounted in the fuselage, above the engine. Not till the A-7 does the Würger switch to MG 131s.

    And I never should have looked in this thread. I've yet to play a game with the WWI birds I picked up, and now you guys have me wanting to buy some Fw 190s and Jugs to play WWII! My wallet hates you.

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    First pair together...


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    And a very nice pair they are too Rob.
    Rob.

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    My repaint of the official mini...

    I just wanted a Fw190 with gray rather than the green camo more commonly found. On the internet I found this one and picked it without knowing who the pilot was. Afterwards I started searching I found out that it belonged to Gerhard Barkhorn who was the second best scoring ace of the Luftwaffe.

    Major Gerhard Barkhorn, Geschwaderkommodore JG.6 'Horst Wessel', Lower Silesia, 1945

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    The plane was completely stripped...

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    Thomas. Once again, beautiful painting.

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    Beautiful job, Thomas.

    Neat how you ended up painting such a high scoring ace.

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    The subtlety of your painting is phenomenal Thomas.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Default WWII North Africa Paint Job.

    Gentlemen,
    --Just did a repaint on a "Focke-Wulf FW 190 D9" for Wings of Glory WWII. My North Africa wing has begun! I thought I would like the conversion and I do. Painting the Card Next.
    -- I am planning on a total of 8 German planes, 2ea FW 190 D9, 2ea Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3, 2ea Messerschmitt Bf.110 C-7, and 2ea Junkers Ju. 87B-2 Stuka - 1./STG.3. Should have all next week and will tweak all paint jobs to ensure all are desert. I think that's all I'm building for WWII North Africa. Should be more than enough.
    --Enjoy the pic and Watch your Six! Das Phantom
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    Looking good Wayne.
    I will be interested to see the rest of your N Africa brethren in due course.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Nice repaint.

    Unfortunately the Axis lost North Africa (...and Italy ) 1943.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    Nice repaint.

    Unfortunately the Axis lost North Africa (...and Italy ) 1943.
    Hey! he's obviously an Axis optimist. Don't discourage him
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Nice paint job.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Nice job Wayne

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Thanks much guys! I'm just a Rommel fan who loves planes. Cheers!
    Wayne aka Das Phantom

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    Quote Originally Posted by das Phantom View Post
    Gentlemen,
    --Just did a repaint on a "Focke-Wulf FW 190 D9" for Wings of Glory WWII. My North Africa wing has begun! I thought I would like the conversion and I do. Painting the Card Next.
    -- I am planning on a total of 8 German planes, 2ea FW 190 D9, 2ea Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3, 2ea Messerschmitt Bf.110 C-7, and 2ea Junkers Ju. 87B-2 Stuka - 1./STG.3. Should have all next week and will tweak all paint jobs to ensure all are desert. I think that's all I'm building for WWII North Africa. Should be more than enough.
    --Enjoy the pic and Watch your Six! Das Phantom
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    Wayne,
    There is something wrong with your card. Perhaps this would be better?

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    Libyan desert background courtesy of Google Earth.

    Mike

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    Mike, your cards are starting to become legendary.
    I love particularly this one.
    I'm not allowed to give you more REP at the moment.

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    No Joaquim, but I can.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Mike, you are the man! Thanks much brother! You made my day! Das Phantom

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    Thanks for the challenge, Wayne. Your excellent paint job was an inspiration.

    Joaquim and Rob, thanks for the kind words and rep.

    I have to thank Karl [Jager] for asking me to help him with some Clipper1801 remakes. He put a scan of a new FW 190 card in an album as a guide for the paint scheme.

    So, now I have the option of old or new style cards.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    Nice repaint.

    Unfortunately the Axis lost North Africa (...and Italy ) 1943.
    Perhaps this would be a bit more appropriate for the time, Sven? Assuming you had an A5 plane, of course.

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    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    ...

    Here's a couple of Tunisian Fw 190A's I have just finished to start things off - http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...w-190As-II-JG2

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    Carl,
    Your planes have been around a table or two since you painted them, but perhaps these would be welcome?

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    Mike, you are becoming a legend along with Dave... He has Elves, do you have cybelves?!

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    He is certainly knocking them out at a rate of Knots.
    I have just taken two hours to just change the pilots names on a couple of the fronts and backs of my cards.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Guys,
    Using Photoshop, and layers makes it much easier to do templates. Then, I just duplicate a layer and touch it up, or retype the stats. The new cards can be done with an existing font on my PC, I don't have to do a custom drawing for individual maneuver letters or damage numbers (although I am building up a reference file of the entire alphabet and all nine digits as I go).

    For the above cards, it was about 20-30 minutes to match the dark green camo to the plane, but the sand colored one was seconds to do. Reformating the sand and brown spot layers from the D9 to the A5 was not long either. A few minutes.

    Doing up colors schemes for different planes may take a bit longer, if I don't have the line overlay for the panels and outline for the particular mark. And bombers with gun arcs all over the place, and crew management cards are really complicated. If I have to make it all up from scratch, it is a lot longer to do.

    No elves, I'm afraid.

    Mike

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    I'm curious why there isn't FW 190 at Shapeways...

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    Most of the Shapeways guys have slowed way down on making models-especially at our scale and in WWII. Not sure why. Resin is your best bet unless you want to do surgery : ) PM me if you want to me to include you in my next chain saw event, I have half a dozen to cut up . . .

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    My dear friend Karl (Jager) presented me a nice pair of „Clipper - shortend“ FW 190Ds (http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...ighlight=FW190) at Origings, that can be used as FW190A-6 versions.

    With the upcoming Lancasters I had the idea to repaint them as FW190A-6 single seater nightfighters from the JG 300 „Wilde Sau“ that defended Berlin versus the British night raids against the German capital from 1943 - 1944 under the command of Geschwaderkommodore & Ritterkreuzträger Hans-Joachim Herrmann.

    Here is the plane with the number 1 of Hajo Herrman:




    This is a FW with the number 5 and a more different camouflage.



    The pair of FW190s in flight. I Hope they'll see combat at Prague Summer Con 2015.



    I was inspired by this pictures. Maybe the light grey and the green on the upper side of the wings are a little bit too bright.

    The fighters of the JG300 weren't equipped with radar.




    I preferred the black paint on the bottom side:



    Karl gave me an unpainted Mosquito, too. I have to look for decals now...

    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Excellent, Sven.
    Wings over Europe is starting to take shape.
    Do you hear the sound of REP coming your way?!

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    Looking very nice, Sven. I'm glad they found a good home. And may they down many Lancasters.
    BTW: the Mosquito was a gift from Clipper.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Very smart looking beasties Sven.
    I will try to keep my Lancs well away from them.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Incredible paint jobs on these Focke Wulfs. I hope in getting my hands on one soon.

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    Nice work, Sven!

    Btw, where can I get Fw-190s in 1:200

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    AIM and Scotia Grendel, Heмaњa.

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    Thanks, Joaquim!

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    Beautiful repaints guys I like your different schemes, as Ares originals look very much alike.

    Looking through an internet I found somenthing interesting about Doras. In 1945 assembly works in Malbork, Prussia was captured by Soviets. Several Doras ready for flight have been seized there and after quick repaint they were introduced into Soviet airforce. However, no sources confirm if they were used in battles or just for testing purposes.

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    I decided to post them, as they are quite unique I think. Maybe you'll find them useful for any repaint.

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