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Rudels aircraft Stage 1 complete Page 4
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:20 PM

Hard to believe, but i have built a German aircraft since my Do 24 back in June. So i guess its time to catch up a bit.

I have been waiting to do this build for around 20 years, and it is a tribute to both the man, Oberst Hans Ulrich Rudel, Germanys highest decorated serviceman in WW2,

and the machine, the Ju 87.

And there will be an Fw 190 thrown in for good measure.

My original plan all those years ago was to build 4 of Rudels aircraft in 1/72nd scale. But back in the mid/late 90's i wasn't online and finding info on some of Rudels aircraft, especially the early ones was not easy. Even now its tricky. But the time i was ready to begin, life took a change in direction and i stopped building for 5 years. Soon after i came back in 2008 i started adding 32nd German aircraft to the collection, and this son included 2 for this project. And since then, it has grown some more. So the original 4 kits has now grown into 8 kits, a bust and a 32nd figure.

Now i finaly have the space to display this, its finaly time to get it started.

So, because of that, i will be breaking the build into stages. Each stage will be broken up into 4 weeks building then onto somthing else then back for 4 weeks. And i'll take a break of a few months between each stage. So, i am expecting this to take between 18 to 24 months to complete. So i better get started.

Stage 1 will be the opriginal build of 4 kits in 72nd scale. There's 2 Fujimi kits, Rudel's Ju 87R-2 that he was flying in Sept 1941 in which he jointly bombed and sank the Soviet battleship Marat.

And his Ju 87D-5 from the summer of 43. This was pictured with Rudel at the controls, engine running and the rest of the unit lined up next to him ready for take off.

And 2 from Academy. Probably Rudels best known aircraf is the Ju 87G-2 he was flying in the winter of 44/45. I believe this is the aircraft he was flying in Feb 45 when he was injured in the right leg which was then amputated below the knee.

There is a pic of this aircraft with white winter camo and i will be partially applying that, i hope.

And finally, his Fw 190D-9.

These will all be built together.

Then, after a break, stage 2. This will be 2 1/32nd Hasegawa kits. The same 87G-2, this time without the winter camo.

And again, the 190D-9.

These wil be done one at a time, Kanonvogel first.

3rd and final stage is a bt of a mix. 2 More 87G-2's, Hasegawa's 48th kit, and yes, i did buy this myself.

And Eduard's 144 kit.

Mitches 1/9th bust. Fortunatly i got this notlong after it came out and they were still doing them with their awards.

And last but of course not least, a 1/32nd metal figure. This came with the first boxing's of the Hasegawa 32nd G-2. Unforunatly mine didn't, but a member here, dre, sent me this a few years back.

And there it is. Theres a few projects i have wanted to do since the 90's. This is definatly the biggest, and along with the DFS 230 i have already done, the most important.

I hope you will stick it out and pop in now and again. I will be starting tomorrow so hopfully will have an update next weekend. And if you have any ideas suggestions or any info on Rudels aircraft, please don't keep it to yourself.

Completed builds.

1/72nd

Ju 87R-2

Ju 87D-5

Ju 87G-2

Fw 190D-9

 

 

 

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:05 PM

Bish,

It looks like you have a full plate! I didn't knoe Rudel flew a 190. I thought he stuck to the 87. I need to do some reserch on him I guess.

Looking forward to your builds.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:10 PM

He was one of the few Stuka pilots who didn't convert to the 190 I think the main reason he finally did was because it was easier to fly with an artifical leg. Though he did still fly Stuka's on occasion.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:37 PM

Holy macaroni and cheese Batman!!! Surprise Bish...that is an undertaking to say the least, but will be an absolute AWESOME build(s) when you are done.Bow Down  Wow!  I will be watching this for sure!  Will you make bases for each one too?

 

Bobby

P.S.  I think you have a one man Group Build my friend!

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:52 PM

Ye, maybe i should do my own badge Big Smile

The 4 72nd will all be dio's, the rest just on a bases.

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:42 PM

This is such an inspirational build!  The undertaking is massive, I will be humbly following this massive build!  Thank you for taking the time out in sharing this project with us!

Toshi

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 22, 2017 1:53 AM
This is going to be fun to watch.

 

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, January 22, 2017 7:59 AM

Eagle90

P.S.  I think you have a one man Group Build my friend!

Love the concept...and am gobsmacked by the scope of the project! Looking forward to following your builds with admiring interest.

Greg

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 22, 2017 8:08 AM

gregbale
 
Eagle90

P.S.  I think you have a one man Group Build my friend!

 

 

Love the concept...and am gobsmacked by the scope of the project! Looking forward to following your builds with admiring interest.

 

Your gobsmacked. How do you think i feel Big Smile

But, i've started now so to late to turn back. Thanks for looking in guys

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, January 22, 2017 10:22 AM
Looks like a really cool project Bish. It's going to be fun watching all this come together.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 22, 2017 10:59 AM

Thanks Bob, i just hope its fun doing it Big Smile

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:31 AM

WOWZERS !! You certainly are ambitious this year so far. Holy cow. I need to get my builds moving along, I'm being left in the dust. This is gonna be an epic build to follow. 

BK

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:48 AM

Thanks BK. Though as i mentioned, i am guessing on 18/24 months. I will be happy if i get the 4 72nd and the 32nd 87 done this year. We will see Wink

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:14 PM

Will be a very interesting project,I believe he damaged two battleships and sank a cruiser besides all of his tank busting.

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:55 PM

Bish,

What can I say but.... BRAVO Sir!! I have a lot of GB's to catch up on.....but I will be watching as you progress on these outstanding builds. Enjoy friend.

Hunter

 

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, January 23, 2017 1:22 AM
Awesome Bish... I have a Rudel Stuka G coming up later in the year. It has to be in the winter camo scheme. I'll be tuned in...

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 23, 2017 4:25 AM

Thanks for checking inguys.

Tonby, ye, i knowhe damaged a fewships. I am not sure if the Marat iscounted asasinking orjust damageasit was towed away.

lawdog, which one are you doing. I have seen models and colour plates with a nice sprayed white wash. But the photo i have seen clearly shows a brushed painted one so i am going to try that.

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Posted by templar1099 on Monday, January 23, 2017 8:21 AM

You are one ambitious s.o.b. I hope everything flows according to plan. Eyes on.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:15 AM

templar1099

You are one ambitious s.o.b. I hope everything flows according to plan. Eyes on.

 

I like a challenge. Big Smile

2 pits down, 2 to go. So should have a first update tomorrow night.

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Posted by Engine_95 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:15 AM

Impressive.  Most impressive.  

 

I look forward to watching the builds sir!

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:16 AM

Thanks Engine. And you even got a Darth Vader quote in, i like it Yes

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Posted by Engine_95 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:38 AM

Unfortunately his quotes don't lend themselves to every day conversation, so I have to sneak them in where I can.  Stick out tongue

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:45 AM

On here you may find the chance to use them more often. There is frequently an oppurtunity for a Most Impressive and now and again even an Apology Accepted Big Smile

 

And i never thought i would see the day when a thread would combine Hand Rudel, Ju 87's and Darth Vader.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:22 AM
I love that you have been holding onto this idea for 20 years. Will be following with interest. Congrats on finally being able to work on this most impressive project.

The Mrs. suggested I attend a "plasticholics Anonymous" meeting.  I think she is getting a little tired of dinner conversation consisting of "model, model, model".

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:33 AM

ManCityFan
I love that you have been holding onto this idea for 20 years. Will be following with interest. Congrats on finally being able to work on this most impressive project.
 

Thanks. I have a few projects i have been kicking around since the mid 90's. They are often just waiting for me to get my butt in gear, but as often as not they are big ones so just need some decent display space, like this and the Monogram B-52. I did do one a couple of years ago,a German glider at Eben Emael, so i am getting through them slowly Big Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:53 AM

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/72 Cyber Hobby D3A Val, Akagi
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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Posted by tigerman on Friday, January 27, 2017 1:27 AM

Wow, ambitious project Bish, but I have faith in you. It will be quite amazing when all are completed.

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 Eric 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, January 27, 2017 3:31 PM

Well, i like a challenge Eric. I have a seperate section of shelving reserve for Stuka's with the top two just for this lot, so i hope it turns out ok.

Time for the first update. Just the cockpits so far, so its been plenty of small PE parts to fold and resin to clean up. So, starting the the R-2. Surprisingly, there don't seem to be any resin pit sets for any of the B/R kits on the market, and none for any of the Fujimi kits. So this one required an Eduard PE set. The dio for this will have the 1000KG bomb that Rudel droped on the Marat being loaded. That was at the very limit of what the B/R could carry and only without the rear gunner. So if the gunner was not there, i think its save to say they would also not have the rear MG, ammo or any other in-needed weight, so i have not fitted those.

For the D-5 and G-2 i am using the same Aires resin set. This is designed for the Academy kit but one of the guys in the Stuka GB a while back said it fits fine in the Fujimi. So, if it doesn't work, i can blame him. Big Smile Theres also a range of PE parts that will be fitted after painting.

And the G-2 pit. The stick for the D-5 was broken and that part missing. So as the Academy one is not to bad and the canopy will be closed, i took the stick from this set and put it in the D and used the kit one here.

And finally the 190. Not much to this, just a few parts. This is from a larger Aires set which includes open panels and complete engine, so i have to do some chopping of the 190 fuselage.

So thats it for now. I will give them a clean up in the morning, get rid of the resin dust. Then prime and paint. In the mean time i can take a saw to the D-9.

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 27, 2017 9:44 PM

I think this could be considered a one-man  group build. I will be following this one closely! 

Chad

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Posted by sidure on Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:07 AM

Bish, really like the scope of this one man group build and nice progress so far. I will be following it closely as it grows

Steve

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