Intermission – Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw 190D 9

Updated 15 August 2021

My grandson was spending the day with his grandfather yesterday so I had no time to paint anything. However Inch High Guy is starting new builds.

He got me reflecting again on my collection.

Tamiya Fw 190D-9

My first encounter with the Fw 190 D was in 1960 while reading Le Grand Cirque written in 1948 by Pierre Clostermann.


There was an image I still vividly recall, well almost.

I thought it was this one found on Wikipedia.


I was wrong.

Here’s what’s inside the book.




This recollection led me to buy this model kit before the pandemic.

Tamiya Fw 190D-9

I remember building Fujimi’s 1/48 scale Fw 190 D in the 70s.–326131

The instructions are down here…


Some reviews can be found on the Internet.

I know I should start building this model instead but I know it won’t be a piece of cake.


Eduard Hawker Tempest instructions

Tempest Mk. V Series 2 Eduard ProfiPACK edition

I was getting a little desperate lately since this model kit I had ordered was late.

I should have bought it years ago when it was readily available. Why I did not buy it then I will never know. Pierre Clostermann was my war hero when as a teenager I had read his book.


Buying Eduard Tempest would not have been an impulse buying. Last month I found it was still available from Model Hobbies in the U.K. I did not hesitate a second and ordered it. But it was late and stuck somewhere until this morning when I got notified that it was…


I was a bit apprehensive since my last order from Model Hobbies was left outside the door by the postperson. Anyone could have taken it…

So I quickly went to my mailbox down the street and sure enough the precious parcel was there.

I don’t intend to build it right away. This is why I bought the Weekend edition also to get some building experience before tackling the ProfiPack edition.