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    Post  Guest on Wed May 19, 2010 8:54 am

    Hi all,
    This is my first post so here goes.I started this build just a couple of weeks before PCM announced their new 1/32 Fw 190-A-1/2/3 but that's fine by me.I've wanted a 1/32 190 A-3 for quite a while so I just went and started one...the first item on order was to cut the extension from the nose section of the fuselage making it shorter as per the A-3/4.Further,hatches had to be filled and new ones scribed...so here's a few pics of the progress.Slow as always thanks to work but these things happen...1/32 Hasegawa 190 A-5 converted to an A-3... IMG_0788

    This is my paint booth/work area...the exhaust helps extract fumes from glue as well as paint fumes...
    1/32 Hasegawa 190 A-5 converted to an A-3... IMG_0334

    The cut was made directly along a panel line so that made things easy from the start...
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    This is the kit tail wheel...I cut the existing wheel away from the strut and added a resin replacement...
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    The cooling gills were cut out and plastic strips cut as flaps...
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    Post  Guest on Wed May 19, 2010 9:05 am

    The kit cockpit side consoles were a bit narrow so plastic strip was added to get them to the fuselage side walls.The kit seat was used and sanded down until thin enough to look the part.I sratch built the left side console,rear armor,map case and a few other items...
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    1/32 Hasegawa 190 A-5 converted to an A-3... IMG_0746

    I buttoned up the fuselage but I can still pop the cockpit out seeing as I want to complete the cockpit coaming and top deck by the gun sight.With the fuselage together I started on the 190 A-3 rudder tip...
    1/32 Hasegawa 190 A-5 converted to an A-3... IMG_0771
    This was faired in with Mr.Surfacer 500 and sanded to shape...
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    Post  Guest on Wed May 19, 2010 9:10 am

    The completed model is going to be done to represent a JG 2 aircraft circa 1941 complete with full Eagle's head...pics to follow
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    Post  Joseph on Wed May 19, 2010 10:06 am

    Nice work and tips. Keep us posted with progress.
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    Post  Dottore on Wed May 19, 2010 12:13 pm

    keep them coming...always love seeing works in progress....

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    Post  Ray on Wed May 19, 2010 2:24 pm

    Great work Dave.......keep them rolling!!!!
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    Post  William on Wed May 19, 2010 9:32 pm

    Good work keep them rolling Very Happy

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    Post  bcauchi on Thu May 20, 2010 9:38 pm

    magnificent work Dave. I finally manged to get to see the pics. Will you believe this. Was trying to see them this morning at about 6 am before work and we had a power outage. It has been a hassle to manage to see your pics.
    That is some really lovely work you are doing there. The detail is brilliant and really neat. Looking forward to the rest of the build. i love the gills, they are beautiful. Also the hollowed out aerial attachment point on the tail. Lovely work.
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    Post  Guest on Thu May 20, 2010 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the kind words Brian.I've learned a lot from your builds through the years and it's now starting to pay off...this conversion has been a lot of fun and like you OOB takes on new meaning.This is a really good site and again the quality of builds is outstanding through out the site.Figures/armor.aircraft...there's so many talented people here
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    Post  bcauchi on Fri May 21, 2010 7:28 am

    Glad you feel at home here Dave. Keep thos pics coming. i hope to put up some progress shots on my 110's this weekend becasue i have finally started painting.
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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Thu May 27, 2010 3:24 pm

    SIMPLY EXCELLENT work so far Dave!

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    Post  Guest on Thu May 27, 2010 3:41 pm

    Thanks Alex for the kind words.I've seen all your 1/24 builds on LSP and they're very impressive.Safe to say I'm a fan of your work as well.Thanks everyone else for your response to this build...cheers
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    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:17 am

    Well I've been lucky enough to get some more work done on the A-3 conversion.The belts are Radu Brinzan's design,the instrument panel is from the Montex A-3/4 conversion.The belts themselves were weathered with pigments.I hope you like the work so far...cheers
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    The pics aren't the best but they show enough of the detail.The left side console was scratch built but the right side was left pretty much stock.It's the first time I've used Radu's belts and I have to say I'm impressed ...
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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:28 am

    Hi Mate, great to hear from you again, i will check these out at home and see what you have been up to.
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    Post  Ray on Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:06 am

    Impressive Dave!!!! Those belts surely are COOL Twisted Evil
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    Post  skyhigh on Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:40 pm

    Good job you made with that detail in the cockpit , it looks real ..welldone with your work , especially that is a german machine, btw.. JG2 are very colourful....and if I'm not mistaken JG2 were based in 1942 not 41..


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    Post  Guest on Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:11 am

    1/32 Hasegawa 190 A-5 converted to an A-3... IMG_1515

    The gun sight and cockpit are in for good now...an MV lens was added to enhance the look...
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    Post  Guest on Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:13 am

    1/32 Hasegawa 190 A-5 converted to an A-3... IMG_1529

    I also added the gun sight wire from the bottom of the sight...
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:19 am

    I finally got to see your work Dave. That is absolutely gorgeous. What would we do without Radu's seat belts? Another of your brilliant builds, that pit is excellent.
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    Post  Guest on Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:14 pm

    Brian thank you very much for the compliment and having watched your builds through the years I've learned so much.Now for Gray Matter Figures to finish their Spitfire float conversion so that I can get my next project off and running...soon enough I hope...cheers
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    Post  Guest on Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:00 am

    1/32 Hasegawa 190 A-5 converted to an A-3... 2_17-1
    These are the markings I'm going to be doing this build in.I have a set of Montex masks from their 190 A3/4 conversion...further here's some work I've been doing back-dating the control surfaces...
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    Post  Guest on Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:03 am

    I had 1/48 drawings enlarged to 1/32,photo copied the control surfaces then did my best to cut the panels out along the lines.Then place them on the control surface,hit them with a few coats of Mr.Surfaces 1000,pull the tape panels off,hit it a few more times to blend everything in then let dry a day or so.Once dry I get it a light wet sanding with 600 grit...and that toned things down more than what the pictures show...
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:35 am

    Hi my friend, long time no hear, good to see something new from your end. That is a brilliant piece of work you did with those control surfaces. I like doing that with the wing root fairings, it works so well and you get a nice finish. Well done, hope all is ok at your end.
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    Post  Guest on Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:54 am

    Hi Brian and thanks for the kind words.Summer is behind us here,it's getting colder (thank god,it's another hockey season) so time to get back to the bench.This method worked great and I'll use it again.Now I'm just re-working the wheel bay and then the wings will be put together.Biggest problem will be the fit of the engine and cowling area to the shortened fuselage.I'm sure with a little effort it will all go together in the end.Everything is good on this end...I hope you and your family are well...cheers
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    Post  Guest on Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:12 pm

    Interesting procedure, and the effect looks good.

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