1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw-189A-1

Gallery Article by Eric Hargett on Dec 21 2012



This Great Wall Hobby's 1/48 Fw-189 kit - far superior to the old MPM version with respect to detail and ease of construction.  My aircraft represents Fw-189A-1, H1+B1, 3HPz./Aufkl.12 that operated in the Don River area of the former USSR in 1942.  Construction was essentially out-of-the-box with the following additional items:

  • 1) Scratch built cockpit details such as flares and cases

  • 2) Decals from Authentic Decals for the Focke-Wulf Fw.189 Uhu

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Camouflage entailed various tints/shades of the standard splinter scheme of RLM 70/71 over RLM 65.  Cockpit and wheel wells were RLM66 and RLM02, respectively.  I used a combination of Model Master, Polly Scale and Tamyia acrylics followed by light/moderate weathering with oil pin washes, oil filters and pastels.

I highly recommend this excellent kit to any fan of World War II Luftwaffe aircraft.

Eric Hargett

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Photos and text by Eric Hargett