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Yes it is!  It really brings an airframe to life.   Years ago, Ian Peacock did a 'Dogfight Double' in one of the mags  RCM&E or Radio Modeller, I forget which, but it was to me at any rate, a revelation how he brought panel lines and weathering onto a plain airframe which added so much to the realism.  Easy to do and next to no cost, I thought it to be a leap forward in how to build and present models.

 

Ian was followed by Chris Golds who took the ideas to another level with his models.

 

Richard, Dave and Ron ( and others) are really showing the way with these builds

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Weather was grim outside so did a spot of weathering inside...

Underside

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Tailplane

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Rudder

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Wing

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Doh, missed printing out the insignia when I did the main number vinyls and am too stingy to use a whole new sheet for just one decal, so out came the paints again

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This is a cool moment.....

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I'm sure I'll keep fiddling with some more detail, but we're pretty much done...

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Thank you Richard and Paul for setting up this project and to all those who sent encouragement along the way - it's been great fun. That was my 2nd scale (ish) build and I'm now hungry for more 😃

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2 hours ago, DaveB1 said:

Weather was grim outside so did a spot of weathering inside...

Underside

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Tailplane

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Rudder

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Wing

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Doh, missed printing out the insignia when I did the main number vinyls and am too stingy to use a whole new sheet for just one decal, so out came the paints again

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This is a cool moment.....

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I'm sure I'll keep fiddling with some more detail, but we're pretty much done...

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Thank you Richard and Paul for setting up this project and to all those who sent encouragement along the way - it's been great fun. That was my 2nd scale (ish) build and I'm now hungry for more 😃

Wow. That’s spectacular! If it flies anywhere near as well as it looks it’ll be a fantastic achievement. Congratulations!

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Absolutely superb Dave . Gives us all a boost to see how far the model can be taken . I wouldnt mind some pictures of that on a decent background for a box label in the next run . 

Its worth remembering too, that we started off this thread looking at the Eflite FW190 as a bench mark . 

From what Ive seen so far, everyone's 190 has looked way more realistic and interesting than the rather simplistically finished ARTF . 

Great job everyone . 

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44 minutes ago, RICHARD WILLS said:

Absolutely superb Dave . Gives us all a boost to see how far the model can be taken . I wouldnt mind some pictures of that on a decent background for a box label in the next run . 

Its worth remembering too, that we started off this thread looking at the Eflite FW190 as a bench mark . 

From what Ive seen so far, everyone's 190 has looked way more realistic and interesting than the rather simplistically finished ARTF . 

Great job everyone . 


 

i will try not to let the side down when mine is done but don’t hold your breath ,my talent falls way sort compared to you guys 

 

andy 

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Ghx Silver Wolf,

I scoured the net for an image of this aircraft's markings, zoomed in and snipped the rudder view into a powerpoint ( or free equiv) file and printed it onto white vinyl inkjet sticky paper, then cut around it ( as the yellow wasn't a good match) before applying to the rudder

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Well that was a gaff, but a good lesson learned and better now than in the air.......

I hung the FW190 up from its prop shaft to spray a coat of matt acrylic sealer. So far so good

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But then when I came to bring it down, I knocked it and the motor casing and shaft pulled out through the motor - taking my fan blades with it.

My mistake was I'd pressed the shaft out of this motor and turned it round. I'd filed a flat on the shaft and refitted the front grub screw but didn't realise I'd have to replace the rear circlip with a collet to take the thrust loads....whoops - but better now than the prop coming off  doesn't bear thinking about !

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This has been a good week for the FW190. 2nd in the club 'Winter build' concours ( the Sopwith Pup float plane was superb!), and a successful maiden today. The sun even came out.20240306_121201.thumb.jpg.ff6855e6a27bd038f70cc03460948c14.jpg

Set the Cg 75-80mm back and she flew great. I cautiously dialled in a touch of up elevator prior to the first hand launch, then ran out of down trim to compensate so took it out again. Hand launching was easy, although my finger grip holes proved to be a bit small.

I fitted a 620kv motor turning a 14x8.5 prop and am really pleased with it. Pulls away from a light launch easily, is less buzzy than higher Kv motors and flies at scalish speeds. I was easily getting 9 1/2 min flights using 1800 mA out ouf 2600 4S batteries. 

I preferred mid rates (about 80% of the plan deflections) but then dropped the elevator further to 60% which helped scale flying.  It's a keeper :)

 

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Well done Dave . that is a beautifully finished model .  I hand launch mine too , but as I said , I fly mode 1 which I appreciate is easier as I have some access to the elevator !

The dollies have gone really well , once everybody realised that Erics rather skeletal and simple version was the way to go . 

It will be interesting to see if the Tempest is as popular . My guess , maybe more so . 

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1 hour ago, DaveB1 said:

This has been a good week for the FW190. 2nd in the club 'Winter build' concours ( the Sopwith Pup float plane was superb!), and a successful maiden today. The sun even came out.20240306_121201.thumb.jpg.ff6855e6a27bd038f70cc03460948c14.jpg

Set the Cg 75-80mm back and she flew great. I cautiously dialled in a touch of up elevator prior to the first hand launch, then ran out of down trim to compensate so took it out again. Hand launching was easy, although my finger grip holes proved to be a bit small.

I fitted a 620kv motor turning a 14x8.5 prop and am really pleased with it. Pulls away from a light launch easily, is less buzzy than higher Kv motors and flies at scalish speeds. I was easily getting 9 1/2 min flights using 1800 mA out ouf 2600 4S batteries. 

I preferred mid rates (about 80% of the plan deflections) but then dropped the elevator further to 60% which helped scale flying.  It's a keeper 🙂

 

Wow. That looks fantastic!  Delighted it’s another successful maiden as well. Brilliant!

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By they're tough old birds these 190's. Suffered a bit of flak damage, but will still fly again. Actually went through a Hawthorn hedge at pretty high speed. 4 chunks out of the wing LE, one tailplane half ripped off and the canopy damaged. Otherwise surprisingly ok. A few feet further downwind and the hard ploughed field would have done more damage I'm sure. Disappointed though that I don't know why it happened, was about 200m downwind with a fair bit of power on and it spiralled in with no control response 🤪

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