IBG Models 1/72 Fw 190D-9 JABO/STURM (72544)

This article is dedicated to IBG Models 1/72 Fw 190D-9 JABO/STURM (72544). As you can guess from the name, kit copies famous German fighter aircraft in small scale. It comes as new-tooled plastic which might be interesting for modelers who would like to get all necessary things in one box. I missed the previous versions, so it will be interesting to see what is actually included here. Overall packaging styling is typical for this brand, so frames are packed into separate bags. Let's open them and take a closer look.
By the way, here you can read review with slightly bigger version of this aircraft.
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Watch this video-review where I show all parts even closer.

First two frames are the biggest ones in the kit. Here you will find cockpit parts as well as some engine bay elements and wheel well bits. Some parts are given in several versions, what hints on more aircraft types in the future.

This sprue is notable because it carries engine parts. Yes, in this scale you will get the powerplant, but you will have to think on how to expose it as there is no such possibility mentioned in the assembly manual.

More parts variations can be seen on the next sprues. One-piece top cowling panel is a good thing which will help you avoid unnecessary gaps in such visible area.

Air intake should be glued out of two halves. Lower wing half is molded together with flap, but ailerons will be separate.

External features include riveting and panel lines. Overall those look great, and layers of primer and paint will make them a bit less pronounced.

Both fuselage halves are designed with tail fin, but without rudder. External details are on the same level with what we saw on wings.

I was surprised to see no guiding pins inside. My guess is that internal elements will actually serve as positioning points as well.

Last frame is dedicated to two top wing panels. As there are a lot of versions of the same part, you will have to be careful in order to pick the right version.

Clear frame looks great out of the box. Of course, you will be able to assemble the model with open canopy. There are no masks included, you will have to find some aftermarket or cut them yourself.

Nice bonus comes in form of unpainted PE fret. It will come handy for some fine features on the aircraft. Some things will be really great addition in this scale. :)

Decals are printed in Techmod, so overall quality looks great. There are also some cockpit decals included. You can see all three options on the photo below.

Assembly manual is typical for this brand. I show all pages in the video-review.

Overall this model looks like an interesting pick for all fans of the small scale builds. In one box you will get all necessary things except of masks. Plastic quality looks fine to me, but I would recommend to start such project with some previous experience. Model features a lot of internal elements, which will definitely require some planning in terms of assembly and painting. Moreover, there is a great potential for some weathering and additional details in case you are willing to spend more. :)
Get this and other kits on official IBG Models website.


  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • Good decals
  • PE included


  • No masks

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