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FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:43 pm

Thanks to Corelki's very generous offer earlier this year, I'm now the proud owner of Trumpeter's 1/72 FW200C-3 Condor. As promised, here is a build diary. However, before I get started I need some assistance - probably from James and his encyclopaedic knowledge of Germain paints.

The colour call-outs in the kit leave a lot to the imagination ! Some brief mentions about the interior, but no mention of the colour interior of the bulkheads, scant details about the cockpit, no mention at all of the engines or undercarriage. I'm struggling to find any colour references. Can anybody point me in the right direction where I can find some decent references. Thanks !

I'll post pics of the kit etc. when I start it in the near future.
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:58 pm

Sitting in my chair with my pop corn to watch this one. - never seen a Condor built :D
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:10 pm

I'm hoping for a fairly quick build (by my standards anyway !) The Whaleboat is almost finished, and the final pics will be posted soon.
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby casper » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:14 pm

Nice kit Mark, what were the interior tanks used for?
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby snapdragon » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:27 pm

Wow! summoned to the bosses office! :o

Ok.. so the FW Condor was a maritime aircraft. First of all lets look at the interior.

These aircraft, like bombers and transport aircraft never changed in regard to the paintwork throughout the war. So the entire of the interior would be RLM 02 (VAL 71044). Cockpit instrument panels etc would be RLM 66 (VAL 71055) as would be the fuel tanks in the fuselage with RLM 02 tie down bands.

I would paint the engines in a very dark metal colour such as Magnesium.

Propellers would be RLM 70 (71021) with the prop boss either the same or a different colour according to squadron and deployment.

Exterior for all maritime aircraft was a splinter pattern upper surface of RLM 72 (71263) and RLM 73 (71256) and a lower surface of RLM 65 (71255).

Other metalwork would be aluminium/steel

Vallejo's Desert/maritime set:

http://www.bellesartsferran.com/shop/set-vallejo-model-air-8-u-17-ml-luftwaffe-maritime-tropical.html

Should see you right for this and desert aircraft!
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby steve131 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:41 pm

Morris wrote:Sitting in my chair with my pop corn to watch this one. - never seen a Condor built :D

Same here ,will enjoy this 8-)
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby builder76 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:13 am

Morris wrote:Sitting in my chair with my pop corn to watch this one. - never seen a Condor built :D


Nor me .There`s a first for everything so they say. :clap:
Looking forward to seeing the build Mark 8-)
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:58 pm

Thanks James, very helpful. Do you have any idea bout the u/c bays and gear ? Would they be the same and the overall underside ?
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby snapdragon » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 pm

For the uc and bays you have a choice.

It depends on the level of detail inside the us bays. If there is none or very little, which could be the case then I would use RLM 02. You could also do the U/C bays in a Aluminium or a light metal/ silver.

With the undercarriage I would paint that a Matt Aluminium with the oleo a polished chrome/steel.

For the U\C bays both either metal or RLM 02 is right.

I would do the inside of the engine covers and covers a polished aluminium as it will bounce light around the engines and give the dark metal paint of the engines a highlight without spending hours drybrushing.
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:55 am

Thanks James. Very useful info. I think I'll go for the RLM02 bays and legs, with metal added where appropriate.
Sadly there is virtually no detail inside the bays. I'm building it OOB, so don't plan on adding much extra in the way of detail. I'm hoping for a fairly quick build, as I want to build up my appetite for my next project. Mind, I'll still be plodding on with the Rally 037. However, that it so fiddly I can only do a little at a time without risking my sanity !
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:07 pm

Right - let's start with a mini review.

Box art.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

It's BIG !!

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Lots of plastic !

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Basic engine detail, but OK considering it's hidden inside the cowls.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Nice panel lines on the kit. Not too deep, not too shallow. However, look at the window hole !! It's nice that you can add the windows from the outside, but look at that huge lip !! Think I'm going to have to thin that down somewhat !!

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

No wheel well details at all. More nice panel lines though.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Nice engraving on the engine nacelles.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Glazing is Ok, but not up to Tamiya standards

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Nice colour guide. Shame they forgot to put many colour call outs on the interior though. I'll go for this scheme. The other is a Russian version.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

The only extra I went for it the Eduard masks. I didn't fancy trying to cut masks for all those small panels !!

The decals include swastikas cut in half. Good for Trumpeter. The have diplomatically left them off the box art and printed instructions. A good compromise, which other companies could learn from.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

I've got all the paints for it too, and will be starting the model sometime soon.
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:00 pm

Thx Mark - recessed lines don't look too heavy handed - looking forward to this build....
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Andy616 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:22 pm

I don't blame you for getting the paint masks, I will be doing the same for future models unless they have them included.

I'm looking forward to seeing the build.
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby snapdragon » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:38 am

That looks quite a nice kit for Trumpeter 1/72 with quite a lot in the box. The Condor was a huge aircraft as the dimensions show even in 1/72. I think that the detailing and panel lines on the outside will look really nice under paint.

It is quite an old kit from trumpeter as you can see by looking at the detailing compared to their new releases for which the panel lines and engine detailing is much more finer and refined as the technology they use has advanced and they have updated their equipment and CAD systems.

I wonder what their 1/48 FW Condor offering is like!

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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:25 am

Just making a start on this. I've assembled the interior ready for painting. However, a quick dry assembly shows that the interior will be all but invisible, so I'm not going to bother putting any detail on it.

The fit is good so far, and the basic assembly will be quite quick.

Photos to follow soon.....
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:37 am

Photo as promised. nicely detailed, and almost completely hidden...... :angry-banghead:

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The fit is good so far. Much better than my previous experiences with Trumpeter. Mind, this kit is a newer toolling than the others I've built.
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