courtesy of Alexey at northstar models.com here is a first look at the new tool Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-4 due from Zvezda in 1:72nd scale. Like last year's very good Bf 109 Friedrich - which I reviewed in the box here and subsequently finished here - this is another release in Zvesda's clip-together range. Yes, previous kits in this series do really snap together in double-quick time but are still jam-packed with detail and finely molded parts. Here, I particularly like the correct pattern early inner gear doors and the gear bay detail with the cannon barrels and waffle pattern wells. Obviously there will be a bit of a seam to hide where the fuselage 'sits' on top of the wing but at least this more or less runs along the structural 'join' that appears on the real machine. And any potential issues around dihedral and wing root fit are cleverly avoided. Also rather neat is the way the locating lug for the canopy appears to be molded into the rear of the sloping 'metallic' part of the frame thus enabling it to be hidden from view, unlike last year's Friedrich where it obviously had to be part of the clear frame..you can click on these images for a larger view. Thanks Alexey!
My completed build is also posted on this blog