Hasegawa Fw 190A-8 of Major Kurt Bühligen in 1/72 Scale

This is the Focke Wulf Fw190A-8 of Major Kurt Bühligen, Kommodore of JG 2.   Bühligen survived the war with 112 victories.  Pictures of this aircraft appear in several publications and show his aircraft wearing a non-standard camouflage.  There are various interpretations of this scheme, most profiles show the upper surfaces in 02 / 75, and several miss the darker tail color entirely.  However, there is little contrast between 02 and 75 when photographed in black & white.  After studying the aircraft in the background and the aft end of the droptank, I decided that the lighter color could be 76, and painted the model using 74 / 75 / 76.  I have included an actual photograph and a picture of the model in black and white for comparison at the bottom of this post.

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