Saturday 23 March 2019

Building the Focke Wulf Fw 190 - Model Aircraft magazine Extra!

new from Model Aircraft magazine

"....The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is generally viewed as a far superior fighter than the much more famous Messerschmitt Bf 109 - and for good reason. This highly adaptable aircraft served in an enormous variety of roles, including fighter, night-fighter, fighter-bomber/ ground attack, reconnaissance and torpedo bomber throughout much of the Second World War. It initially appeared as an interim fighter designed to complement the Bf 109 and the first production model, the Fw 190A-1 was deployed on occupation duties in France in the summer of 1941, from where it could threaten the British Isles. The sheer number and variety of model kits of the Fw 190 makes this one of the most popular aircraft in various scales. This new book in the Model Aircraft Extra series from MA Publications brings you a guide to modelling some of the variants of this aircraft using some of the best model kits currently available, and some of the best model makers around. 13 build projects will be included, in a ‘how-to’ format, and herald the start of a fantastic modelling guide series from MA Publications, the new name in scale modelling..."

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and seen on Jay Blakemore's FB page, possibly a contributor to the volume..

".. Apparently my Fw 190 post goes against FB standards and has been removed. So I apologise to all those of you who have been offended by my models .."

6./JG 300 Uffz. Paul Lixfeld's 'yellow 12'  "Muschi" by Jay Blakemore

message to Jay - perhaps FB know what that lovely German word "Muschi" as seen on Lixfeld's machine really means ..just don't put the word into google if easily offended! Back in late 1944 I'm assuming 'Muschi' was just as slightly risqué as it is today  - possibly even indecent and liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive. Just the sort of thing you'd expect a 19-year old fighter pilot to have on his mind - that or alcohol. Of course Lixfeld may have simply liked cats -after all it was not uncommon for Luftwaffe fighter pilots to immortalise their pets on their aircraft, even cats eg 'Pikus'. Try the link below for a photo compilation of Luftwaffe pets...