Focke-Wulf Fw 58C
Special Hobby, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||Special Hobby kit no.
SH72077 Focke-Wulf Fw 58C Weihe
parts in light grey plastic on three sprues and 11 parts in
clear plastic on one sprue. 16 nicely moulded resin parts,
16 PE parts on one fret and 1 clear acetate part for
instrument panel. 4 double-sided A5 instruction sheet pages
with history, parts plan, build diagrams and paint/decal
USD$32.46 from Squadron.com
||Unusual subject; highly detailed,
||May be hard to find
||Highly Recommended to
lovers of unusual subjects.
Reviewed by Glen Porter
Hobby's 1/72 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 58C Weihe is available online from
Kurt Tank was responsible for designing of
some of the most attractive and best performing aircraft in the
Luftwaffe's WWII inventory, including the Fw 190A and D, Ta 152, Ta 154
and Fw 200 Condor.
He was also responsible for some of the
In my opinion, the Focke-Wulf Fw 58C falls into the latter
category, although it performed well enough in the light transport role.
On opening the box, you are confronted with a twin-engined aircraft
about the size of a Beaufighter or Mosquito but with very small engines.
There is no offensive or defensive armourment but the interior detail is
very good and in all three media - styrene, resin and photo-etch.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
The medium grey plastic parts are quite
cleanly moulded with plenty of suitable interior framework and finely
engraved panel detail on the outside. Clear parts are exactly that,
clear, with extra parts for the military Fw58B, not used in this
instance. The photo-etched fret is for the interior only, with parts
such as the instrument panel and harnesses. The resin parts, some
interior [seat backs], undercarriage and some exterior fittings [DF
loop] are very finely moulded and on pouring blocks which will have to
Aviprint decals cover two aircraft, one
from the Air Warfare School 7, 1943, in RLM 71 top surfaces and RLM 02
underneath, coded DK + FF and another coded BB + SB in 70/71 splinter
pattern over RLM 65 from A/B 32 [?] in 1943.
Instructions are the usual MPM/Special
Hobby affair with clear build diagrams and painting and decal drawings.
Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Fw 58C is a very interesting, very well
detailed model - although transport aircraft subjects might not be to
everyone’s taste. One problem might be finding appropriate references.
Of course, if you can’t find the info then the chances are, nor can
anyone else to tell you you’re wrong!
Highly Recommended to modellers who looking fir something a little
Thanks to MPM/Special Hobby for the review sample.
Review Text Copyright © 2005 by Glen Porter
Images Copyright © 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 24 January, 2005
Last updated 24 January, 2005
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