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  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
WIP: 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

 

 

On my bench: Dragon 1/48 Ju 88P-1

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:45 PM

I’m in. I’ve always liked this kit! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
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: Dragon 1/48 Ju 88P-1

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    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:06 AM
Awesome. I look forward to this.

 "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 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

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

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
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.

 

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
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

On my bench: Dragon 1/48 Ju 88P-1

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    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
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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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
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.

On my bench: Dragon 1/48 Ju 88P-1

  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
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. 

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
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

 20190611_155824 by James Hicks, on Flickr

On my bench: Dragon 1/48 Ju 88P-1

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:00 PM

Beautiful front office SB!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
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

On my bench: Dragon 1/48 Ju 88P-1

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