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Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 Wheel Correction Set

Model Design Construction



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Catalogue Number: CV043
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See text and images
Price: £7.95 GBP from www.ModelDesignConstruction.com
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Superb casting; impeccible research; accurate; comprehensive
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Tony Oliver




This set from Model Design Construction is designed to correct a major fault with Tamiya’s 1/48 scale long nosed Focke Wulf Fw 190.

The wheel well area of the kit is based around the A series airframe and whilst it maybe good financial practice to save money on moulding the correct (and complex) details, especially when you have a whole raft of Fw190’s in your catalogue, it nevertheless leaves room for aftermarket detail manufacturers to step in save the day.

MDC’s wheel well insert certainly does this, supplying a new roof for the undercarriage bay. To fill the void left by removing the incorrect dimpled A series roof, the rear of the Jumo213 engine assembly, complete with mountings, ancilliary equipment and a firewall bulkhead all supported from a false roof panel.

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The quality of the casting surely must be as good as it gets in quarter scale with the masters created by Vincent Kermorgant, (perhaps better known as ADECO ) the level of detail and crispness of the mouldings are astonishing with the grey resin being almost indistinguishable form injected styrene. Indeed the industry standard resin used by MDC is capable of forming complex shapes and I doubt injected plastic could match this level of detail.

The images really speak for themselves, highly recommended to anyone with even a passing interest in the 190Dora.

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Review and Images Copyright © 2001 by Tony Oliver
Page Created 15 December, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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