1/32 Revell Fw190D-9 'Dora'

 by Zafer Yilmaz



That is my 1:32 Hasegawa mould  Revell 1:32 Fw190D-9 'Dora'.. First of all I would like to write about plane a bit.  During the last months of the war, the RLM needed a high altitute fighter,coz the A-8 wasn't good enough to intercept the allied bombers that were flying high over the skies of the Reich.  Kurt Tank was asked to design a plane in a short time period with stuff that avaible in his hands.   The solution was wise; he used fuselage and wings of A-8, installed a line cylinder type engine and a bigger tail.   It was how the D type was born.  Apparently the D type couldn't change the fate of war.  But even after 63 years it seems really nice.  And fun to build.

There is no need to mention about this kit a lot.  It is great!  Good fit, detailed cockpit and wheel bay.  The kit itself comes with a few decal options.....with early and late type tails..Galland and normal canopy.  It is a really a good kit and deserves every Turkish  yeni lira I paid.  Thanks to Revell for boxing this baby for us.  Buying Hasegawa mould Revell feels like buying a Honda with BMW engine! :)

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As for aftermarket I used Cutting Edge decal set CED 32033 and Eduard colored seatbelt..

Paints  are from Gunze.  For the RLM 84 I mixed duck egg blue and RLM 65..seems like I managed it!  The upper surface is dark & light green and the cowling and propeller painted by Agama.  I can recommend to all modellers.  I did the wash with raw amber..some stencils used from the kit itself.

I hope you enjoy my Dora.

By the way sending my best wishes to my dear brother Emad Tabsh from Lebanon.. 

Happy modelling..best wishes from Turkey!


Photos and text by Zafer Yilmaz