Butcher Bird: 1/48th Monogram Fw 190A
This is really an "Old-School" 1/48th scale kit from Monogram with molds dating back to 1965 although my version is the 1973 re-box it is the same kit. Needless to say this kit has been eclipsed by newer kits several times over since its release.
Notable Kit Features:
Few kit parts
Raised cockpit detail (except for instrument panel)
This build would be another Luftwaffe Ace aircraft featuring Josef Wurmheller who appears in the photo below (on left) in front of his Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-9 (WNr-530314) while serving with JG2, based at Vannes, France Aug 1943.
Decal sheet instrument panel
No wheel wells on kit
No inner flap detail
Molded in nose guns
Fuselage to wing join needs some work at forward underside
Raised panel lines
Kit Additions / Modifications:
Added hypodermic needle guns to replace wing guns
I decided to use this kit to try out my free-hand camouflage painting to see how I'd fare. Luftwaffe camouflage is admittedly intimidating to try and difficult to master. After completing this kit in the late 90's, I gave myself a "C Grade" and decided to leave further attempts for the distant future. Definitely a lower Grade on the mottle. (I did fare better on another kit in this same group.) Paint was RLM 70 /RLM 02 over RLM 76 with side mottling (which I didn't do well on in this case).
The After-Build Report:
If you had this kit (or a newer version of it by Revell) in your stash it is buildable however there are a number of better choices out there for a Fw190 build for your to go to... so I won't recommend this kit but it was a fun / inexpensive build at the time.
Completed build #52 - December 1998 using the 1/48th scale Monogram #6804 kit.
Feel free to comment or ask any questions - Keep on building, gain experience, challenge yourself if you like, but try not to stress yourself out over the build - it is suppose to be an enjoyable hobby after all - Cheers