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1/48th Focke Wulf Fw 189 A-2
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 08:04 AM UTC
Jean Luc Formery (TedMamere) has sent in a great build feature of the 1/48th, Great Wall Hobby, Focke Wulf Fw 189 A-2.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 08:08 AM UTC
Excellent feature Jean-Luc and a fantastic model.
I have been debating over getting this kit, and now I have seen yours I definitely want one now.
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 01:38 PM UTC
Jean-Luc,

Good to see your work again -- an incredible job!

Weathering via "hairspray technique," I read the step-by-step in the feature, but how does it work? Does the scrubbing remove the paint, or the paint and underlying hairspray??
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 01:59 PM UTC
Beautifully done J-L, great to see you building again !

And thanks for the tutorial in the build log, every post held another little gem for this eager learner !

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 06:50 PM UTC
A lovely build, Jean-Luc!
I am glad I sent you the sample: It came out way better than I ever could have done it! Well done, indeed!
Cheers,
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 03:06 AM UTC
Fantastic job, Jean-Luc! That's "grosses Kino" as we say in Germany. So finally we have a Fw 189 in 1/48. Hope to see your build this year at an expo, maybe Mannheim ..... ?

Happy modelling!
Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 04:34 AM UTC
bonjour Jean Luc,

a lovely build.

as you have both kits(great wall and mpm)which do you consider to be the best? as you seem to have used quite a few of the mpm kits interior pieces.

cheers paul
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 06:48 AM UTC
Lovely work as ever Jean-Luc!

I really like the extra work you did to the engine - it really makes a difference. I wish I'd done so too, but it's too late now.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 11:58 AM UTC
looks great! the front end looks like a greenhouse a very interesting plane that I was not aware of.
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 12:52 PM UTC
Beautiful model of and ugly airplane. Very nicely done. "Q"
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 04:43 PM UTC
Another excellent build, Jean-Luc. As usual, your painting is impeccable, and the weathered whitewash effect was very convincingly executed (though the wintry looking base is reminding me too much how severe this winter has been so far).

Regards;

Automaton
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 08:15 PM UTC
I agree with the rest of the gang. Another great build from your side, Jean-Luc.

Thanks for sharing
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 08:06 PM UTC
Hi all,

Thank you for your kind comments...


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Weathering via "hairspray technique," I read the step-by-step in the feature, but how does it work? Does the scrubbing remove the paint, or the paint and underlying hairspray??



The scrubbing removes the hairspray and of course the paint that has been applied over it. In fact think of the hairspray as some kind of varnish that don't resist to water.



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as you have both kits(great wall and mpm)which do you consider to be the best? as you seem to have used quite a few of the mpm kits interior pieces.



The Great Wall Hobby kit is way better I think and much easier to build. However, the MPM kit has some nice details which have been forgotten in the GWH kit, especially if you have the Hi-Tech edition. But I wouldn't worry building the MPM kit now that there is a better one available.

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 01:12 AM UTC
thanks Jean-Luc


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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 05:44 AM UTC
Well done jean-luc. Probably Eduard will come to our rescue with the items borrowed from the MPM kit! Excellent pictures as well, regards, jean;
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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 08:17 PM UTC
Nice work!
Respect!
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Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 05:49 AM UTC
Thanks again for your kind words...
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Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 07:40 AM UTC
Wow, great build Jean Luc. Very impressive! I especially like the engine detail and your whitewash simulation. Nice work.