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  • Member since
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Ju-52
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:26 PM

I need to try some thing different. Im going to build an airfix 1/72 scale Ju-52. I havent built this kit since the 60's what I see it hasnt changed much. but I am going to use acrylic paint only. I ordered AK interactive air series and will be building soon.

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:33 PM

Crown,

Super nice kit you've got there. I hope you enjoy it! If you're up for it I hope you do a WiP.

Hunter 

      

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:44 PM

Nice, i hope you do a thread as well. I have the MPC boxing of this one.

I think we are way over due a new tooled Aunti Ju, hopefully Airfix might add it to their growing list.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35th AS90   

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    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:20 PM

Bish

Nice, i hope you do a thread as well. I have the MPC boxing of this one.

I think we are way over due a new tooled Aunti Ju, hopefully Airfix might add it to their growing list.

 

Would like to build another 1/72 Ju-52 someday; read somewhere not that long ago Heller's kit supposedly has the least rendering errors, will do homework again before buying anything though.

I'd "built" Airfix's 1965 Craftmaster offering immediately after buying it at the S. H. Kress & Co. store in Southgate Shopping Center in South Sacramento, absolutely couldn't get the decals to set properly, i.e. too short traversely because of skin corrugation texturing.  I've not come across any decal maker of Ju-52 decals who'd addressed this issue, will also do homework about this, meantime those who'd built this bird would love to know how to deal with it.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:44 PM

I built the Italeri kit last year. Typical 70's kit but went together well

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:43 PM

Retired In Kalifornia

 

 
Bish

Nice, i hope you do a thread as well. I have the MPC boxing of this one.

I think we are way over due a new tooled Aunti Ju, hopefully Airfix might add it to their growing list.

 

 

 

Would like to build another 1/72 Ju-52 someday; read somewhere not that long ago Heller's kit supposedly has the least rendering errors, will do homework again before buying anything though.

 

I'd "built" Airfix's 1965 Craftmaster offering immediately after buying it at the S. H. Kress & Co. store in Southgate Shopping Center in South Sacramento, absolutely couldn't get the decals to set properly, i.e. too short traversely because of skin corrugation texturing.  I've not come across any decal maker of Ju-52 decals who'd addressed this issue, will also do homework about this, meantime those who'd built this bird would love to know how to deal with it.

 

What I would do is scan and also measure the decals on the sheet, then put them on the plane and measure them again.  Then stretch the artwork as necessary in a graphics program and print the new ones.

John

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:50 PM

jeaton01

 

 
Retired In Kalifornia

 

 
Bish

Nice, i hope you do a thread as well. I have the MPC boxing of this one.

I think we are way over due a new tooled Aunti Ju, hopefully Airfix might add it to their growing list.

 

 

 

Would like to build another 1/72 Ju-52 someday; read somewhere not that long ago Heller's kit supposedly has the least rendering errors, will do homework again before buying anything though.

 

I'd "built" Airfix's 1965 Craftmaster offering immediately after buying it at the S. H. Kress & Co. store in Southgate Shopping Center in South Sacramento, absolutely couldn't get the decals to set properly, i.e. too short traversely because of skin corrugation texturing.  I've not come across any decal maker of Ju-52 decals who'd addressed this issue, will also do homework about this, meantime those who'd built this bird would love to know how to deal with it.

 

 

 

What I would do is scan and also measure the decals on the sheet, then put them on the plane and measure them again.  Then stretch the artwork as necessary in a graphics program and print the new ones.

 

I might end up having to do that though problematic printing white. Have seen dozens of Ju-52 photos over the decades most long before Injet printers came on the market, somehow they - the modelers - overcame proportionality issues, just need to find discussions regarding how they did. It will be years, if ever I do, build another Ju-52, like the airplane but the decal thing has to be resolved first.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:40 AM

Bish; as always you have my undivided attention on this WIP!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:46 PM

thank you guy's boy flash flash and more flash!! but moving along better then I expected.

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:18 PM

Toshi

Bish; as always you have my undivided attention on this WIP!

Toshi

 

Hello my friend....This is Crown's WiP. Mr. Bish is part of the audience like you and I. Hope you're well friend.

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:20 PM

Crown,

Great start there sir. Were must of the pieces loaded with flash?

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 08, 2017 2:11 AM

Coming on nicely Nick.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35th AS90   

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, December 08, 2017 7:33 AM

Well;

 Are you going to put people in there ? I think that would look great ! Nice looking so far !

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, December 11, 2017 7:16 PM

there is no interior in this kit TB. all I have is what I can work with lol.glued wings and test fit tail.did use testors putty dont laugh it works for me cleans up real good with alcohol.Ive used this putty as far as I can remember. and some engine pics bare bones stuff. I did find my monogram ford tri motor kit form 1983 and then some!! 

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, December 11, 2017 10:48 PM

Looking great Nick...I can't believe the wing span on that beauty. I can't wait to see more.

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:12 AM

Hunter

 

 
Toshi

Bish; as always you have my undivided attention on this WIP!

Toshi

 

 

 

Hello my friend....This is Crown's WiP. Mr. Bish is part of the audience like you and I. Hope you're well friend.

 

 

Thank you for the correction, this was one of those really bad days for my TBI.  I’m doing well now, and everything is good.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:15 AM

Wow crown r n7, everything looks great.  I’m anticipating an amazing finish!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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