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Hungarian Fw 190F-8
Hungarian Focke Wulfs Fw 190F-8
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by: Mecenas [ MECENAS ]


Originally published on:
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Introduction
Techmod has prepared four new sets of decals, each with five painting options for 1:72 and 1:48 scale Hungarian Focke Wulfs Fw 190F-8. We have two sets in each of the mentioned scale. As it is not difficult to guess planes depicted in these sets were used during winter of 1944/1945 during deadly struggles in Hungary, area and time period which is a bit forgotten in contrast with all-time-popular Battle of Britain or Normandy1944. Thanks to Techmod we can put some light on this through our collections and hobby in general.
Content
All Techmod sets are packed into a zip-bag. Decal sheets are in the size of 180×130mm for 1:48 scale and 130x90mm for 1:72 scale sets. Producer has chosen the following aircraft to be depicted on the decals:

Sets No. 72064 and 48112
  • "Yellow 54" of 102 Regiment, Hungary, winter 1944/45
  • "White 21" of 102/2 Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Varpalota, Hungary, winter 1944/45
  • "White 5" of 102/1 Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Hungary, winter 1944/45
  • "Yellow 24" of 102/2 Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Trans-Danubian area, Hungary, 1944
  • "White 26" of 102/1 Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Hungary, winter 1944/45
Sets No. 72065 and 48113
  • “White 70 / Black 6″, Stab./SG 10
  • “White 64″, 102 Regiment Royal Hungarian Air Force, Hungary, Winter 1944/45
  • “White 65″, 102/1 Fighter-Bomber Squadron Royal Hungarian Air Force, Hungary, February 1945
  • “White 67″, 102 Regiment Royal Hungarian Air Force, Hungary 1944
  • “Blue 12″, Laszlo Szenassy, Experiment Jagdgruppe of III./JG 11, Hannover–Celle, Germany, October 1944
Decals and instruction
From the technical point of view decals look very good. Edges are sharp and no misalignment of colours. Carrier film is cut very close to the marking and barely perceptible under the finger tip. Print is sharp and free of any misalignment. My experiences with their latest products were so far positive as the decals were nicely reacting with Micro Sol and Set fluids, which I use, and smoothly laid in panel lines and rivets, although here and there needed some gentle soft brush stabbing.

Instruction sheets are simply folded pages with colour camouflage patters and details about placement of particular decals. A separate drawings are dedicated only to the stencils and technical markings. As a reference we can find a table with necessary colours in accordance to Federal Standard (FS) numbers, short bibliography of references and recommendation of the best kits of Focke Wulfs fitting to the depicted planes.

Drawings and camouflage schemes are the same for respective sets in both scales so for presentation purposes I have used scans based on 1:48 scale sets, however scans of decal sheets present both 1:72 and 1:48 scales separately.
Conclusions
In general I appreciate the presence of these two sets on the market. With these sets you can finish your model of a very popular aircraft in somewhat extraordinary markings. Hungarian modellers and those who are interested in niche topics will be pleased for sure. You get a good product which will distinct your kit from others. Quality of the Techmod decals is already confirmed by many modellers around the world.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
SUMMARY
Highs: Good quality of the product, nice selection of the painting options.
Lows: None of my note.
Verdict: Recommended, I'm sure you will be satisfied with the quality of these sets.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: 72064, 48112
  Suggested Retail: £5.60, £7.40
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 13, 2013
  NATIONALITY: Hungary
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.66%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.50%

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Comments

They really look good on the paper, but that's the problem with techmod ( In my case atleast). I had two sheets which looked wonderful on paper, but dissolved after putting them in water and trying to apply to a model.
AUG 12, 2013 - 10:53 PM
It happened quite often, if not typically, with their products, especially with the old ones. Since few years, around 2011 I noticed a major improvement of the decal film and different paper. Since then I neither heard many complaints on their quality nor it happened to myself. However I can't say it won't happen as I bet there are still many "old" decals stored in shops. Beside keep in mind that the decals are not wine - they don't get better with age.
AUG 13, 2013 - 03:53 AM
Don't soak them in water, wet the back of the paper with a paint brush. I have used Techmod decals for many years, old and new, and never had any major problems, occasionally one spits in two, especially if it is long and thin, but I have never lost one or had to replace one.
AUG 13, 2013 - 04:22 AM
   

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