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Rui Da Silva (GrenadeBait)

Academy/Minicraft Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 III./JG 54

Please feel free to offer constructive criticism, advice, suggestions; anything that can help me get as good as you guys 🙂


31 | 7. June, 04:41
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Łukasz Gliński
Following. Struggling currently with the mottling on mine.
7. June, 09:35
Roland Gunslinger
Count me in ?
7. June, 10:27
Bruce Huxtable
Watching with interest 🙂 (soo jealous of that canopy, compared with Revell's...)
7. June, 10:36
Rui Da Silva
You get a canopy for both the A6 and the A8 versions in this kit.
9. June, 04:18
Academy 1/72 serie is really nice to build, this Focke will turn into a beauty.
9. June, 06:30
Rui Da Silva
Lukasz… I know what you mean about the mottling. I have not reached that point but I'm concerned about messing it up so I'm going to practice first.
9. June, 17:11
Rui Da Silva
Mathieu… ya it is a nice little kit. At this scale and price point it has nice cockpit and wheel bay detail, and a choice of canopies and ordinance. What it could use is a couple more livery options.
9. June, 17:15
Łukasz Gliński
The Propagteam sets are cool (used one on my F4U), but seal them first. They are quite old and brittle.
10. June, 09:20
Rui Da Silva
Can anyone help answer the caption for photo 15? I'm building the A8 and the instructions don't indicate if I'm supposed to use the airflow ducts (C19) or C21 plus A5 (not sure what they are but I bet they cool the rear cylinder row). I have looked at my references and online and no conclusive information or pictures in fact. I'm kind of leaning towards the C21+A5 parts but If they are way off base I don't want to spoil my build.
11. June, 05:14
Hi Rui, this is for the compressor equipped sub version (u7) very few birds had it. But I agree with you they look pretty cool!

Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U7 'Graf Special' (Hasegawa 09976, 1:48)

1:48 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U7 'Graf Special' (Hasegawa 09976)
11. June, 05:34
Rui Da Silva
Thanks Mathieu. So It would not be inaccurate for me to Build an A8/U7. Here I thought subversions were all R numbers.
11. June, 06:19
Neil Patrick
Rüstsätze variants (R) were field 'add-on' modifications typically involving weapons and radio configurations. Umrüst-Bausätze (U) were major factory alterations like fuel or pressurisation. Thus it's quite possible for an aircraft to have either an R or a U designation, or both. Am sure some experten will tell us of exceptions, but I like things as simple as possible. 🙂
12. June, 07:25
Guy Rump
Following 🙂
12. June, 08:41
What do the paint fallouts show? Typically they will show the right parts regarding the compressor, etc, for the right version
12. June, 21:50
Rui Da Silva
The paint callouts do specify things like the gun configuration and the correct canopy depending on if you're doing the A6 or the A8. The the compressor or air ducts are the only options they don't list as one or the other version. Also the paint callouts are generic (eg. black, grey, dark green, etc.). I'm going with the compressor because I haven't seen any other builds with it so we will see how it looks. As for colour guide I'm using instructions from my other kits LOL ?
12. June, 23:26
Dave Flitton
12. June, 23:27
Roland Gunslinger
Very nice result 👍
26. June, 21:44
Guy Rump
I agree with Roland 👍
26. June, 22:46
Rui Da Silva
Thank guys. Much appreciated.
Took some photos today and will upload as soon as I get them off the camera; I used my old dSLR so I hope they are decent pics.
27. June, 00:36
Nelson Paulo
Good Job there!
1. July, 07:35
Rui Da Silva
Uploaded a few new photos today. Having trouble with my dSLR. It's a good camera (Nikon D5000) but it hasn't been used in years and I think it's a bit off in focus.
1. July, 16:33
James C
Very nice looking FW Rui 👍
1. July, 17:07
Rui Da Silva
Looks like the issue is fixed! 🙂
2. July, 04:10
Rui Da Silva
I will upload the rest of the photos
2. July, 04:10
Rui Da Silva
I think it's time to stop fussing with it and declare the project finished. I have uploaded the remainder of the photos; wish they were better, but my camera autofocus is off. Anyway, thanks for all the great comments and encouragment.
5. July, 05:26
Łukasz Gliński
Lovely, looks grand in the sun.
Reminds me I need to go back to my mottling one day.
5. July, 07:28
Mirko Römer
Looks like the boxart - mission accomplished!
Lovely work!
5. July, 13:52


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