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Complete: Dragon Ju 88P-1
Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, May 26, 2019 7:51 PM

Next on the bench in Dragon's Ju 88P-1 in 1/48.  I've had this in the stash for awhile, and my 4 year old daughter saw it and has been begging me to build it for a few months.  I figured this is as good a time as any.

I've done a little bit of research, and I can't find any actual pictures of the plane that the kit has markings for, 5K+LP of KG.3.  Everything I can find shows that plane was a Ju 88A-4.  Also, every picture of a Ju 88P-1 I can find shows them as a part of Versuchskommando Für Panzerbekämpfung. If anyone has any additional info I'd appreciate it. Anyways, here's a picture of the boxart.

 2019-05-26_08-50-08 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:45 PM

I’m in. I’ve always liked this kit! 

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Monday, May 27, 2019 4:51 AM

This should be fun to watch, not a variant i have seen built. What limited info i have on the type suggests it did serve with the unit you mention, an experimental unit, along with a single anti tank staffel and a Gruppe of KG 1, which served as an evaluation unit.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, May 27, 2019 6:00 AM
Glad to have you guys along! Thanks for that info Bish, it's good to have confirmation of info

On my bench: Revell 1/48 P-51B Mustang

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:06 AM
Awesome. I look forward to this.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:45 AM

Oh, very cool. I've always been curious about the Dragon kit quality. I'll pay special attention to this one.

BK

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:48 AM

Ooh I'll be definitely watching this. I've built the 88 nightfighter, it's a little fiddly but a great kit. One item of note. When gluing the wings together. Glue the tips to the to the wing before gluing the halves together. Helps stop a step at the join.

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:40 AM
Thanks for stopping in! Thanks for that tip Johnny, I'll do my best to remember to do that when I get to that point...my memory isn't what it used to be

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Posted by RadMax8 on Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:16 AM

I guess what the boss says goes! Pretty interesting weapon, very similar to what the B-25 was used for in the Pacific theatre. 

Can't wait to see how this one comes together!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 9:08 AM
Sorry I didn't see this earlier Max, glad to have you along. I just have a little bit more detail painting left in the cockpit and seatbelts to do then I can get some pics posted.

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Posted by RadMax8 on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:03 AM

silentbob33
Sorry I didn't see this earlier Max, glad to have you along. I just have a little bit more detail painting left in the cockpit and seatbelts to do then I can get some pics posted.
 

No worries, buddy! I’ve been in and out, May was impossibly busy and I’m recovering from shingles right now. That means I get caught up on the forum! Haha. 

Hope you get some quality bench time soon. 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:14 PM

I finally made enough progress to post some pics!  This kit is pretty fiddly, but looks pretty good.

 20190611_155101 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190611_155436 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190611_155501 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190611_155521 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190611_155536 by James Hicks, on Flickr

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:00 PM

Beautiful front office SB!

Chad

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:40 PM

Thanks Chad!  

Fuselage and tail are together.  There was a slight step along the fuselage join, and it was a tight fit around the cockpit getting the halves together.  Not sure if it was the kit or me (probably me).  But, just a little bit of sanding and good as new.

 20190613_173011 by James Hicks, on Flickr

I have a question for the hive mind.  The directions call for some clear parts that go into the nacelles.  I can't for the life of me figure out what they are.  Are they some kind of gauge or indicator?  I'm not too worried about installing them after paint, I just don't know what they are or what parts of them (if any) need to be painted.  Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

 20190613_173032 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190613_173052 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190613_173207 by James Hicks, on Flickr

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:44 AM

And she's looking like an airplane!

 20190616_135105 by James Hicks, on Flickr

I was also able to prime and preshade the panel lines.

 20190618_220317 by James Hicks, on Flickr

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:17 AM

Sure is Bob, looks good.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:44 AM

Nice Bob.  She sure is.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:42 AM

I believe the clear parts on the engine nacelles contain instruments(!).  To reduce clutter in the cockpit, some German planes had engine instruments mounted on the nacelles.  Weird but true.  The Henschel Hs-129 had them too, but that was out of necessity due to the very narrow armored cockpit.

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Posted by The Drifter on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:22 PM

SB,

Looking great sir, I'll definitely be along for this one. 

Jeff

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Posted by RadMax8 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:40 PM

Real G

I believe the clear parts on the engine nacelles contain instruments(!).  To reduce clutter in the cockpit, some German planes had engine instruments mounted on the nacelles.  Weird but true.  The Henschel Hs-129 had them too, but that was out of necessity due to the very narrow armored cockpit.

 

Yep you hit the nail on the head. Bf-110s had that as well.

Bob, I would say you’d want the raised circles to remain clear and the rest to be painted. 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:29 AM

As Real G says, they are instrument gauges. I had them on my 72nd 188 as well.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:18 AM

Looking good so far with this 88. I've got the Dragon Mistel kit with an 88 in it. May have to give it a shot.

                   

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:01 AM
Thanks guys! I'm glad I asked because I just couldn't find anything. Maybe I just wasn't using the right search terms...anyway now I know!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, July 19, 2019 10:14 AM

Wow, it's been awhile since I've posted any progress.  I don't know why, but my builds always tend to slow down when I get to the paint stage.  But, I finally have her painted.

 20190718_143652 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190718_143639 by James Hicks, on Flickr

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, July 19, 2019 10:45 AM

She’s coming along SB.  Can’t wait to see that cannon on the nose!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:29 AM
Thanks Chad!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:05 PM

Excellent work thus far!Perhaps a night fighter version in the future?  

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:05 PM
Thanks! I do have a night fighter version in the stash with the bomber and photo recon versions as well. Someday it'll get built

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:12 PM

Great paint work ,that splinter cammo is spot on!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:49 PM

Thanks Trey!

I managed to get the decals on and a panel line wash done.  The decals behaved pretty well after a few applications of Micro Sol.

 20190728_183932 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190728_183859 by James Hicks, on Flickr

On my bench: Revell 1/48 P-51B Mustang

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