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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

Fw 56 Luftwaffe


17 30 May 2021, 17:22
Roland Sachsenhofer
Since I really wanted to build two Fw 56s, I had to dare to use this kit. Indeed, some " primal " model building! Only a few things can be taken for granted here. I will simply do my best with commitment. The cockpits of both aircraft were greased up with some scratched parts from the spare parts box. On the one hand, I would like to create a "Stösser" of the German Luftwaffe, on the other hand an export aircraft that was flown in Austria in the 1930s.
30 May 2021, 17:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
The "Stösser" is trying to clear one hurdle after the other. Currently: sanding and shaping a fuselage in need of filler and drilling out the exhaust openings and the channels for the barrels of the two MGs. Especially the second part was a bit challenging, so it was nice to get some results.
By the way, it has now been decided that an Austrian export aircraft and an Fw 56 flown in the Spanish Civil War will be realised.
11 July 2021, 14:17
Erik Leijdens
Very nice Roland! Purchased this kit too recently so following yours with interest! Mine will be a Dutch machine, left behind by Ze Germans after WW2.
11 July 2021, 14:18
Roland Sachsenhofer
I think I know the Dutch machine - a very attractive livery. I'm glad to hear that!
11 July 2021, 14:23
Sebastian Meyner
Great subject choice Roland 👍 Following for sure 🙂
11 July 2021, 14:31
Roland Sachsenhofer
That´s fine!
11 July 2021, 14:57
Roland Sachsenhofer
The double building is now differentiated into the Austrian machine and the Spanish/Republican Fw 56, which has already been painted in the red areas of the Republicans. Next, Alclad "White Alu" is applied.
13 July 2021, 16:50
Robert Podkoński
Watching with interest 😉
13 July 2021, 17:41
Erik Leijdens
Looking colourful already Roland!
14 July 2021, 06:56
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mates, indeed, one of the few aircraft with a shade of violet 🙂
14 July 2021, 08:39
Roland Sachsenhofer
A small update: the colourful Republican/Spanish markings are on the tail of one aircraft, the "Austrian" Fw-56 shows the first gear of work with Alclad metallic tones.
To be honest, the two pictures do not quite correspond to the current state: on both, all surface colours have now been finally applied; the next step will be the application of the (few) decals.
16 July 2021, 15:32
Roland Sachsenhofer
The decals are up, now they need to be sealed before a little weathering will bring life to the display.
18 July 2021, 13:02
Juergen Klinglhuber
super cool - they loke great!
18 July 2021, 20:48
Roland Sachsenhofer
Jürgen, I am very pleased
19 July 2021, 18:25
Erik Leijdens
Fantastic work Roland, despite the kit's quality you make it looks top notch
19 July 2021, 22:23
Looking great
20 July 2021, 05:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you both, mates!
20 July 2021, 18:45
Roland Sachsenhofer
Similar pictures - but with one difference: the struts of the "canopy" are made of hollow brass rods. It seems to work....
23 July 2021, 11:38
Christian Bruer
Very nice work as usual Roland 👍
23 July 2021, 13:43
Mirko Römer
What a clean work so far, wow!
23 July 2021, 16:02
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for the positive and very welcome comments!
But unfortunately I can't upload the promised pictures at the moment, something doesn't seem to work. I will try again later.
23 July 2021, 16:20
fixed! added 100GB of diskspace
23 July 2021, 16:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
Perfect! Thank you- here are the announced new photos with the self-made struts
23 July 2021, 20:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
So, I finished the first "Stösser", the one in Spanish/Republican service. That was a really wild modelling experience with just about all the parts that needed to be improved or even rebuilt. This build is closely followed by the Austrian Fw-56, a few findings flow into this one. I will no longer use any of the kit struts but replace them with homemade brass tubes.
I hope you like the Fw-56 in spite of everything. Considering the conditions, I am satisfied with the result.
24 July 2021, 09:01
Robert Podkoński
No wonder, you are satisfied, Roland - your model looks awesome 🙂
24 July 2021, 09:15
Erik Leijdens
Amazing result Roland! Will start mine soon I think! Thanks for pointing out the struts problem. Yours will be the benchmark for my build
24 July 2021, 12:43
Guy Rump
Great build and good tips Roland 👍
24 July 2021, 16:10
Sebastian Meyner
Very nicely done Roland 👍
24 July 2021, 16:19
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much for your positive and motivating feedback! The Austrian Fw-56 is approaching, I am already curious how it will look in its silver dress next to its more "earthy" sister!
25 July 2021, 10:03


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