Focke Wulf Fw 189 A-2

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This is the1:48 scale Great Wall Hobby kit built as a machine of W.Nr 2317, 5D+CK, 2(H)/31, Russia, 1943. Apart from adding the flanges on the underside and replacing the molded on grab-handles, the model hasn't been altered externally. However, some details were added, mainly in the interior area and on the left engine. Below is a list of the modifications I did to the model in both areas:
Details added to the cockpit interior
- PE + acetate sheet instrument panels from the MPM kit.
- PE bomb sight from the MPM kit.
- Photo etched Flare holders from the MPM kit.
- Flare containers made from scratch.
- Plastic main wing spar from the MPM kit.
- Resin gas mask containers from the MPM kit.
- Plastic droppable messages containers from the MPM kit.
- Various plastic boxes and satchels from the MPM kit.
- Added details for the rudder pedals made from scratch.
- MG 81Z ammo cases made from scratch.
- Camera doors opening mechanism made from parts from the spare box.
- Photo Etched Radio box from Eduard.
- Additional cables from lead wire.
Details added to the left engine
- Firewall behind the engine was scratch-built.
- Some details were added on the back of the engine.
- Some cables made from lead wire were added.
- An oil tank made from scratch has been added.
- The oil radiator was detailed (the grill comes from the MPM kit).
- Hot air filters have been added inside the two small holes of the frontal engine cover.
- Two cover plates have been added on the underside of the engines.
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About the Author

About Jean-Luc Formery (TedMamere)

I'm mainly interested in WW2 aircraft and I build them in 1/48 scale.


looks great! the front end looks like a greenhouse a very interesting plane that I was not aware of.
JAN 09, 2011 - 11:58 AM
Beautiful model of and ugly airplane. Very nicely done. "Q"
JAN 09, 2011 - 12:52 PM
Another excellent build, Jean-Luc. As usual, your painting is impeccable, and the weathered whitewash effect was very convincingly executed (though the wintry looking base is reminding me too much how severe this winter has been so far). Regards; Automaton
JAN 09, 2011 - 04:43 PM
I agree with the rest of the gang. Another great build from your side, Jean-Luc. Thanks for sharing
JAN 09, 2011 - 08:15 PM
Hi all, Thank you for your kind comments... The scrubbing removes the hairspray and of course the paint that has been applied over it. In fact think of the hairspray as some kind of varnish that don't resist to water. The Great Wall Hobby kit is way better I think and much easier to build. However, the MPM kit has some nice details which have been forgotten in the GWH kit, especially if you have the Hi-Tech edition. But I wouldn't worry building the MPM kit now that there is a better one available. Jean-Luc
JAN 10, 2011 - 08:06 PM
thanks Jean-Luc paul
JAN 11, 2011 - 01:12 AM
Well done jean-luc. Probably Eduard will come to our rescue with the items borrowed from the MPM kit! Excellent pictures as well, regards, jean;
JAN 11, 2011 - 05:44 AM
Nice work! Respect!
JAN 11, 2011 - 08:17 PM
Thanks again for your kind words...
JAN 14, 2011 - 05:49 AM
Wow, great build Jean Luc. Very impressive! I especially like the engine detail and your whitewash simulation. Nice work.
JAN 15, 2011 - 07:40 AM