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REVIEW
1:48 Fw 190D-9 Profipack
TedMamere
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 09:39 PM UTC


Here is a review of Eduard''s long expected 1:48 scale Fw 190D-9 kit. While it is very similar to the Fw 190A series of kits it is in fact an all new tool.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
alpha_tango
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:14 PM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

as always very nice review!

The "direct link" to the c&m is not present.

Can you comment on the fat tail appearance from the early pix posted on eduards site?

TIA

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:46 PM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

That does look really exciting! I can't wait to get my hands on one of these beauties!

I'll be interested to see the tail for real too.

As you say, the "hybrid" gun cowl is a perfectly fair compromise - Jerry Crandall has identified 5 different styles, each with minor variations of panel lines and bulges - so, providing instructions and the ingredients for the modeller to model each of them is all anyone can reasonably ask for. It's a shame the sprue attachments had to be on the exterior surface though.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 11:23 PM UTC
Hi Steffen and Rowan,

Steffen, thanks for pointing the missing link, it's fixed now.

I haven't test fitted the fuselage halves yet but I will do it soon (I'm at work now). The kit will land on my workbench when the Bobcat is finished.
I have the impression that it is the same tail as in the Fw 190A serie of kits though. I have looked at my Nightfighters again and the tail problem isn't something that I felt was off to the point that it was disturbing. I guess those which were happy with the tail of the earlier kit will still be happy with this one and those who weren't will continue to see it as a shortcoming of the Eduard kit...

Jean-Luc