Friday, 29 March 2013

Omaka Classic fighters - Flugwerk Fw 190, Schlachtflieger-Geschwader 102, Zvesda Fw 190 A-4 in 1:72 nd scale

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Oblt. Helmut Schwantje (below) was a Staffelkapitaen in I. Gruppe of Schlachtflieger-Geschwader 102 from August 1944  to February 1945. SG 102 (originally Stuka-Geschwader 102) was a training, not a fighting unit. It was formed in October 1943 with two groups (6 wings of 12 FW-190 each) to train Jabo (Jagdbomber = fighter-bomber) pilots at the Schlachtflieger-Schule 2 at Memmingen in Bavaria.
A selection of Schlacht Fw 190 views currently on offer at dw-auction

Some progress on the neat new-tool Zvesda Fw 190 A-4 in 1:72nd scale. While the break-down of parts is ingenious and avoids any issues of dihedral or problems at the wing roots, it does result in 'joins' where there were no panel lines on the real machines...

detailed sprue shots are here

my completed model build is here