Wednesday, November 05, 2008

1/144 scale Focke-Wulf Fw.261 by Anigrand!

Anigrand 1/144 scale Focke-Wulf Fw.261 (updated)
Cancelled Long-range bomber to replace the Fw.200 Condor
Plus; 4x Bonus Items - "Twin Boom" Luft '46
Cost: $78 USD
Planned: December 2008
B+V P.196.01
Arado E.500 (?)
BMW Strahljager P.III


badger said...

Anigrand to the rescue, for those who love Luft46! My hats off to them for continuing their excellent run of kits. They really have a talented bunch working there and their love for the 1/144 scale truly shows in what they put out.

By the way, I don't think that's a FW189. The wing sure looks like a 189, but where's the rear crew compartment? Also, the front cabin looks like a tiny nub in the secret picture, but it would have been much fatter in the real thing. Maybe a variant? Whatever it is, I'm in line for it already!

pbhawkin said...

Hi all,
It is a Fw-189 but the armoured single seat ground attack variant that flew but not put in production (very poor visability).
I have just finished making the mold for my own Fw-189 and will be VERY interested to see how it compares!!

badger said...

Yes Peter, you're right. Just found a picture of one. By the way, it's the 189c variant.

smeg1959 said...

The proposed Fw198C was a direct spinoff the V-6 prototype.

Peter, it will make a good comparison with your Fw189A (you were doing an "A", weren't you?), as both share identical wings and power plants with those odd little Arado-style spinners.

Anigrand are certainly original in their choice of subjects and are becoming more prolific with each passing day. I recall the long wait after they released the Daimler Projekt B until the Myasishchev M-50 Bounder was released. Now it seems that the releases are coming every month or two.

Just wish they release the "little guys" separately, though - $AUS100+ attracts way too much attention from the Other Half! ;-)