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5th Gebirgsjager Division - Hitler's Mountain Warfare by Michael Sharpe, Visit Amazon's Mike Sharpe Page, search

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The tale of this elite German department which was once for many of its lifestyles commanded via the charismatic Julius 'Papa' Ringel. It observed motion in lots of theaters together with the Balkans, Crete, the jap entrance and at last Italy the place it uncommon itself in the course of the battles for the Gustav and Gothic safeguard strains

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These images show you the completed Revell Fw 190A-8/R11. Note here the concrete hard-standing to help set the model off. Finishing off The long FuG16Z-E antenna on the underside inboard section of the port wing was replaced with a part from the Eduard etched set, as was the small circular under-fuselage D/F loop antenna for the FuG16ZY set. The tiny Revi reflector glass comes from a small piece of clear acetate. The replacement Minimeca metal gun barrels were spray-painted with Humbrol Gunmetal and lightly buffed, and the tips of the barrels were gently dry-brushed with Chainmail.

It was then confiscated by the US 404 FG USAAF. It was repaired and flown by US personnel, and they also removed its armament. Its upper left cowling panel with badge seem to have been cannibalised from another aircraft. There are some good colour images of Wagner’s Fw 190A-8/R8 and I have to admit that seeing these – together with the release of the decals by Eagle Strike – prompted this project. Ken Merrick’s stunning reference work Luftwaffe Camouflage and Markings 1933–1945 Volume One has superb colour images of Wagner’s machine, as does Eagle Editions’ Wings of the Black Cross Number Two by Jerry Crandall.

Still ideal, though, for attaching the main wheels as the glue allows you time to adjust the angles before leaving the model to set overnight. The base coat of gloss white is on, as is the yellow fuselage band. Sometimes these bands and code letters applied to Russian Front Fw 190 aircraft were a shade more akin to yellow zinc chromate. ) The canopy was taped in place for spraying to make sure the yellow rear section lined up with the fuselage band. Masks are cut for the rough white outline surrounding the upper wing crosses.

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