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Sep 17, 2012, 01:24 PM
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Here's a size comparison between the Platt/Pica fw190d9 and the ESM fw-190d9 for you LDM
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Oct 04, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Color chips


Came across these when I opened my kit to get started, thought someone might find them usefull

Dave Platt color chips for german luftwaffe 1939-1945
Oct 04, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Thanks for sharing. I've added this to my resource.
Oct 05, 2012, 11:04 AM
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And if anyone needs the Platt or PICA FW190 D9 instructions send me a PM with e-mail address, I scanned them both
Oct 05, 2012, 05:17 PM
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I went and ordered the Spring Air gear and the spinner from SDS, next on the list is the Shindin struts

Anyone know if the Fiberglass specialties cowl and gun hood is worth getting as a replacement for whats in the PICA kit?
Oct 11, 2012, 09:23 PM
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I think they do , I read it at one time just check the size .
I am almost back on this bird , a few more nights on my Beatcat
Oct 12, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Yeah, I read that they fit, just wondering if the Fiberglass specialties parts are that much better than the kit parts

Started my PICA kit a few nights ago
Oct 12, 2012, 02:49 PM
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I don't think it's worth it the platt parts are thick
Oct 15, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Back on the job got the bottom wings covered , it's almost ready !
Oct 16, 2012, 03:37 PM
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LDM....nice to see you back to work on this. As far as my big ESM 190 D9, ive found, as a result of the scale length(meaning long) of the gear struts....that in order to land without bouncing, full flaps must be used even in windy conditions. Half flaps only makes the plane float and float on and on.

Also, I added another 6 ounces of dead weight up in the cowl to try and make it plant the gear on touchdown. Seems to have worked well.

Thought I might share my experiences on mine even though its bigger. Might help, might not.

Not sure if you saw, but at the Warbirds over the Rockies event late Sept, I scored an ESM DO-335 for only $480 and got the electric retracts in with the deal. TBM will be getting in some V3 actuataors at some point and I will switch out the v2 ones. This plane is kinda on the back burner waiting for that. So in the mean time, I got a Black Horse Stuka and am currently building that.
Oct 22, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Thanks K , appreciate the tips ,
i am in the final strech, adding details with panel lines and painting tape
Oct 22, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Excellent I'm watching.
Nov 02, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Fw190


Painting masks are being added , now when the color goes on the tail will appear to have stand off scale ribbing , simple but effective trick , same with alerons
Nov 04, 2012, 11:02 PM
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made some progress , this is the fun part , much more to go to get the right look


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