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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 22 – Right shell and fueltank chamber roof plating

Frame 6 of the right shell.

Dry fitting of parts.

Former made from 2mm MDF of frame 6.

Longitudinal stringer and frame 5 and 2.

Again, some dry fitting ...

Fit is OK ...

Segments of frame 6 have to fit exactly.

Detail of frame 2 (with 4 holes).

Tank chamber roof plating started.

More plating done.

No, that isn´t a kitchen sink!!

Plating completed :-)

Detail shot of forward section.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 21 – Upper reinforment straps supporting the upper engine mounts

Right side: The strap was cut from 0.3 mm litho.

Shape and dimensions were taken from the
Bentley drawings.

The rivet pattern from Jerry Crandall´s
superb YELLOW 10 book.

Left side showing the upper strap. The real one
was made of steel.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 20 – Right fuselage shell

Dry fitting of parts.

Foot step and hand hold.

Using styrene templates to make the frames.

Coffee break :-)

Someone has to clean the workshop!!

Right fuselage side shell: After cutting
it´s time to mark all important details.

Fit is OK!

Cutting the hatches was done next.

Followed by embossing the rivets and shaping
of the panel.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 19 – Center fuselage section

Left fuselage shell taped to the jig. Marking frames,
rivet lines et al.

Dry fitting to the fuselage.

Checking the fit and dimensions.

Embossed rivet detail.

Making the finger strap.

Finger strap glued into the shell with epoxy.

Test of Z- und U-profiles bent from litho.

Joggle joint.

Doing the joggle.

Fit is OK.

Frame 7 formed over MDF.

Hand grip glued in place.


Test fitting a template for frame 6.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 18 – Center fuselage section

Jig for the center fuselage section. Built from MDF and balsa.

Frames marked on the jig. I also cut some frames
from MDF as templates.

Designing the roof of the luggage compartment.

Making a tool for shaping the panel.

Basic shaping of the panel is done. Some areas had
to be annealed four times.

Dryfitting of the panel.

Right side view. More bending to come.

Sides bent dowwn to allow for mounting
the canopy rails.

Tool for making frame 6.

Upper segment of frame 6 in place.

Some details still missing.

Dry fitting looks OK.

Picture shows the shape to good advantage.