This is the first Royal Class kit I have had the opportunity to build. It’s the latest Eduard FW 190A-8 release in 1/72 scale. This series is great and the addition of the Beer glass and original piece of one of the Aircraft you can build is a wonderful and original idea. The Royal class also comes with enough parts to build four complete kits with PE, Resin, Masks and Decals for lots of versions.
In the box is:
- 9 x light grey sprues
- 4 x clear sprue
- 8 x photoetched details parts
- 1 mask set
- 5 x decal sheet
- 1 instruction booklet
- Plaque with an original piece of a real FW190A-8
- Certificate of Authenticity of the piece of Aircraft included
- Beer Glass with FW 190A-8 emblem
All the sprues are extremely well molded and super fine details we have come to expect from Eduard’s kits.
The kit can built 4 aircraft models in any of 12 versions; you need to decide before commencing the built which you are going to do. I choose to first build the aircraft that represents the one the piece supplied with kit came from, version H.
As normal we start with the cockpit. The detail in the cockpit is outstanding especially for a 1/72 scale kit. There are a lot of detail parts that really make the cockpit pop out! The only comment on the cockpit was I found the seat needed a little thinning down to allow it to fit correctly with the PE Seat belts attached. Other than that the cockpit was a joy to build and looks fantastic. Next, we put the fuselage together and install the cockpit, this was very easy and no need for any seam filling once complete.
You should now build the PE landing flaps and cut of the relevant parts from the wings to allow them to be attached. The Landing flaps when together very well and added a great detail.
Wing assembly is next and once again this was so smooth; just remember if you are installing the bombs and or drop tank you need to drill out some holes at this stage.
The next step was adding the wing assembly to the fuselage and this was such a good fit I was amazed at how well this fitted, great design Eduard!
Then we move to the landing gear and the rest of the exterior parts. Once again it was all very easy and just dropped together.
Now on to the paint schemes and decals to finish the Fw 190 off.
This was a really great and well-designed build. The kit was as with most Eduard kits a dream to assemble and looks fantastic once completed.
Thanks go to Eduard for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.