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Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A-2 Complete

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A-2 Complete
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:06 AM

I don't have a single Ju 88 or variant there of on the built shelevs, despite having plenty in the stash. So i thought it was time i corrected that and to start the collection i'm doing the Hase Ju 188A.

I am adding quite a few extras, starting witrh an Eduard Biged PE set. So far i have the cockpit together and painted and then added all the pre coloured PE.

Then got it added to the fuselage.

Now i have a bit of clean up to do along the seam. Won't be easy as there is quite a bit of engraved detail which would be easy to fix.

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

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Posted by Edwin on Monday, February 18, 2019 8:14 AM

Surprise 72nd scale, you say? The level of detail in those seatbelts is amazing! I'm in awe!

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, February 18, 2019 8:33 AM

Fantastic work as always.  Looking forward to rest of this WIP.

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by TankerEasy on Monday, February 18, 2019 8:44 AM

gonna have to follow this one, im assuming those are aftermarket seatbelts? 

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Posted by Greg on Monday, February 18, 2019 8:49 AM

Edwin

Surprise 72nd scale, you say? The level of detail in those seatbelts is amazing! I'm in awe!

 

That's Bish for you. He's one of the 1/72nd masters here. I dunno how he does it either.

That's an odd looking aircraft, never saw one before. Looking good, Bish.

-Greg

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 18, 2019 9:42 AM

Cheers guys.

Edwin, i really can't take much credit for the seatbelts. They are pre coloured PE. There is some assembly of small parts on the lap belts, the trick is getting them to lay right as they are metal.

Tanker, yep, they come with the Eduard PEset. A lot of what you see in there is off the same set, including all the radio faces and instruments. I really could not paint to that level of detail no matter how small the brush.

Greg, it is a late war modification of the Ju 88. Many of the parts in the kit are common to the other Hasegawa Ju 88 kits, the main visible differance is the canopy but it also has longer wings.

Glad to have you following Toshi.

Asusual there will be a diorama for this which i hope will be a bit different as i am useing a Kora compass swing with it.

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, February 18, 2019 12:11 PM

Oh man, I’m selling one of these on Ebay right now.  Seeing yours look so good makes me want to keep it!

Chad

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, February 18, 2019 12:17 PM

Bish,

The office looks fantastic. I'm looking forward to how this one turns out, but, I'm curious, where do the road wheels and tracks go? Wink

 Bruce

 

 

 

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, February 18, 2019 12:30 PM
Beautiful work here so far Bish, Like everyone else has said you really got them belts to lay down right.

Clint

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Posted by falconmod on Monday, February 18, 2019 1:25 PM

I give you kudo's for working with metal belts,  are they the steel ones or are they brass.   I tried a set of the steel ones and I couldn't get them to bend right for anything. Angry

John

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 18, 2019 3:46 PM

Thanks guys.

Chad, its a really nice looking kit, what i would expect from hasegawa. I take it your clearing out a lot of your stash that isn't Airfix.

I have actually never though about whether these belts are steel or brass, i have always asumed the latter. They are just the ones Eduard include in there sets. I have never had any major issues with them, while not as nice as fabric ones, i find they can be laid down faily well if you just have them flat.

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

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                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by fermis on Monday, February 18, 2019 3:57 PM

NICE!

Was never a big fan of the 88...but I really dig the 188.

Side note...the 1/72 Revell 88 is a very nice kit...I'd say better the Hase.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 18, 2019 4:02 PM

fermis

NICE!

Was never a big fan of the 88...but I really dig the 188.

Side note...the 1/72 Revell 88 is a very nice kit...I'd say better the Hase.

 

I do like the 88 myself. And i agree, i have the Revell kit, just as well detailed if not better, better laid out on the sprues for other variants without having loads of un-used parts and a lot cheaper than the Hase kit. Just a shame Revell did't do more versions, i know Hase has a lt of options, but an A-1 would be welcome.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, February 18, 2019 4:05 PM

That looks really good, Bish. It still amazes me that you do such skilled work in such a small size. You're killing it again. I'll be watching.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Shelf of doom for now.....

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1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by fermis on Monday, February 18, 2019 4:12 PM

I just checked the stash...believe it or not...I've got 6 88's on hand!

2-Revell, 2-Hase, 1-Zvezda, in 1/72. And CyberHobby in 48.

I guess I am an 88 fan afterall.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:55 AM

fermis

I just checked the stash...believe it or not...I've got 6 88's on hand!

2-Revell, 2-Hase, 1-Zvezda, in 1/72. And CyberHobby in 48.

I guess I am an 88 fan afterall.

 

I have got a couple of the Italeri ones as well as the Revell and a few more Hase kits. But i keep meaning to get hold of the Zvezda A-5, thats meant to be nice.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:55 AM

hogfanfs

Bish,

The office looks fantastic. I'm looking forward to how this one turns out, but, I'm curious, where do the road wheels and tracks go? Wink

 

It has got a big gun sticking out the front, so its part way there Big Smile

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:57 AM

Thanks BK. I just wish i could get some skill in sanding without removing loads of detail. Or maybe i should try fitting the parts properly in the first place Embarrassed

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:12 AM
Nice! I just started a 1/72 Lancaster and added PE belts. I find this scale challenging.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:54 AM

Thanks LD. As i always say, its what i am used to. I tend to get sensory overload when i am doing a 32nd aircraft.

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

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                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 18, 2019 3:16 PM

Can't believe its been nearly 4 weeks snce i posted an update. My modelling slowed to a crawl for a couple of weeks but its picking up again now. And i did have a couple of issues with the build. So here what i have got done.

I got the main construction finsihed off. I did have one issue, with the forward part of the canopy. The fuselage was slightly wider than the clear piece. So i used some white glue as normal and clamped the fuselage and left for 24 hours. But as soon as i released the clamps it popped back open. So i repeated but this time useing super glue. I know thats normally a no no on clear parts, but i have found its ok as long as its not a colpletly sealed clear piece. As the rear of the canopy was off it was not a problem, and this time it held.

I made a tarp to fill the hole in the front gun position and some wiring for the upper panel.

Then after masking, some primer and paint. I started on the top with the RLM 70 and 71.

Then after masking with white tac, some RLM 79.

I'll leave it to dry for another day then mask and paint the black underside.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, March 18, 2019 3:20 PM
Looks good Bish, haven't seen that camo pattern before.

Clint

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 18, 2019 3:32 PM

Cheers Clint. The blue on the upper surface seems to have been used on a number of KG 2 Ju 188's but in different patterns.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, March 18, 2019 3:34 PM

Bish,

That camo pattern is very interesting. Is it a type of cover the German's used during winter months?

 Bruce

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 18, 2019 3:40 PM

hogfanfs

Bish,

That camo pattern is very interesting. Is it a type of cover the German's used during winter months?

 

Bruce, i am not sure. This was the plane that inspired the paint job on my Ar 234, but i did see a similar scheme on a real 234 that was in service in May of 45, so that would not be for winter camo. There are a couple of pics of this 188 after it was captured and there is some light snow on the ground, and i did wounder if it should not be white rather than blue. But every profile of these aircraft and the companies that make AM decals al say blue. So i really don't know.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 07, 2019 6:18 AM

Finally got this one wrapped up. Not to much in the way of progress pics as i was just trying to finish it off. But after decals i did some weathering with flory washes and added all the final bits.

fter my lesson on the Me 410 where the underside weathering on a black surface vanished under the clear coat, i did this one heavy with the idea that the clear coat would tone it down. And it did work. This was taken before the final coat and of course i forgot to take one after.

And then it was onto the base. The compase swing is a resin one from Kora. Needs a bit of work but a nice addition. Figures i simply the best of what i have left.

It got there in the end. Thanks for following, and all comments welcome as always.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, April 07, 2019 7:37 AM

Looks like another fantastic addition to your collection of art!

Your Friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 07, 2019 7:48 AM

Cheers Toshi.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 07, 2019 7:50 AM

WOW!  Bish...not only have you done yet another masterful base...but the camo on that plane is unique and AWESOME!  Great build!

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 07, 2019 9:29 AM

Thanks mate. I am surprised we don't see these compass swings used more often. It is a bit different.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

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