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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.

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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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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: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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  • 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

 

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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 Toshi on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:40 AM

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

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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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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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 

      

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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 

      

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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: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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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 !

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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.

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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 

      

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  • 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

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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

 

 

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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

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, December 17, 2017 9:09 PM

thank you Toshi. here are my lastest pics.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, December 18, 2017 8:23 PM

testing paint shades on the left is tamiya blk green and just bellow is dark green and nato blk. on the right is ak interactive RLM 70/71 this paint brushes well havent air brushed yet and its semi gloss could be different. Im slowly making the switch to acrylics I tell you its a lot easier to clean up. the shade in the center is very thinned ak paint.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, December 21, 2017 8:33 AM

finished phase one of masking going to use Tamiya dark green then black green we will see how it goes

  

 Nick.

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Posted by cabrown1 on Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:10 AM

Very cool. I have the MPC kit on the shelf waiting to be built. Does anyone produce decals to render the Ju-52 from "Where Eagles Dare"? Or could anyone recommend decal sets to pull together the appropriate call letters?

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:25 AM

Thank you cabrown 1 you can use black lettering decal sheet in 1/72 the markings on the movie ju 52 looks like an after thought that’s my appinion 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:34 AM

Looking forwardto seeing that paint go on, a nice comparison piece there.

cab, the markings on the movie aircraft don't look like they follow standard German pratice, they look to small and all are in black. I think you would just have to look for a letter set in the right font.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:51 AM

thanks Bish Im liking this tamiya paint so far it thins well and dont clog up my airbrush either.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:56 AM
Bravo,excellent build of an excellent subject.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:54 AM

thank you Tojo phase two masking is done ready for black green. Thats it for now . Merry Christmas!!!

  

 Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 8:48 AM

painted with tamiya blk green this stuff is pretty good !! so far. still needs some touch up here and there.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 06, 2018 5:43 AM

I didnt like the way the dark green tamiya looks, to me its too olive so I remasked and sprayed tamiya deep green over the dark green some touch up but thats that.

  

 Nick.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, January 07, 2018 3:35 PM

Awesome splinter camouflage.  It looks absolutely stunning!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, January 07, 2018 5:28 PM

yes I agree that the deep green looks better as well, nice job, good eye.Yes

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 07, 2018 5:45 PM

Nice splinter camo!  Both shades of green look great to me. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, January 08, 2018 5:27 PM

thank you Toshi, Jay Jay and Mopar madness. wraped up camo waiting for gloss clear going to stick with my guns in using tamiya acrylics 

  

 Nick.

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