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1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka *WIP* - FINISHED

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1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka *WIP* - FINISHED
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 9, 2019 6:35 PM
Hello friends.  I’ve seen this one sitting in the stash for the last time.  Its time to build this bird!  The subject for this WIP will be the Airfix 1/48 Ju87 B2 Stuka in Mediterranean livery from Libya 1942.   This Stuka belonged to Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 “Immelmann”.  The original paint was the traditional 70/71/65 scheme.  The aircraft was then sprayed with a camouflage coat of RLM 79 Sandgelb in the field.  The kit is my least favorite styrene offered from Aitfix which consist of the stiffer dark gray plastic.  Time to crack open the reference materials and get going.  Thanks for looking!
 

Chad

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 9, 2019 7:24 PM

Cool!  Is this a newer airfix kit?  I'd like to do a stuka as well.  I'll be following along. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 9, 2019 7:32 PM

It sure is John. Beautifully molded parts with crisp recessed panel lines.

Chad

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, August 9, 2019 11:25 PM
Looks cool! I’ll follow along.
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Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:57 AM

Looking forward to seeing this build out!

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:31 AM

If you ever visit Chicago make sure that you go to the Museum of Science and Industry. They  have a Stuka, sans wheel spats,  hangind from the ceiling. It is being chased by a Spitfire also hanging from the ceiling. According to the museum, it is one of two surviving Stukas in the world. Also, make sure that you see the German U-boat on display.

Here is a video describing how the museum restored the plane in 2015: 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-stuka-msi-20150218-story.html

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Looking forward to this one Chad. Quick question though. The pic of the real aircraft does show the Tropical air filter. On the new Airfix 72nd B-2 kit you don't get the option of the filter, even thouhg the markings supplied are both for Trop versions. Do you get a choice of filters for this kit.

Be aware, those books all cover later versions, so you will notice some differances.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:06 AM

JohnnyK

If you ever visit Chicago make sure that you go to the Museum of Science and Industry. They  have a Stuka, sans wheel spats,  hangind from the ceiling. It is being chased by a Spitfire also hanging from the ceiling. According to the museum, it is one of two surviving Stukas in the world. Also, make sure that you see the German U-boat on display.

Here is a video describing how the museum restored the plane in 2015: 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-stuka-msi-20150218-story.html

 

 

They are almost correct. The other complete Stuka is at the RAF museum in Hendon. But one is being restored to flying condition useing parts from 2 aircraft. There are also several wrecked aircraft on display.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:44 AM

A flying Stuka would be really cool Big Smile

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:08 PM

I'm definately keen to watch this one. I want to add more Airfix to my stash and this is one. 

BK

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On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:04 PM

Bish

Looking forward to this one Chad. Quick question though. The pic of the real aircraft does show the Tropical air filter. On the new Airfix 72nd B-2 kit you don't get the option of the filter, even thouhg the markings supplied are both for Trop versions. Do you get a choice of filters for this kit.

Be aware, those books all cover later versions, so you will notice some differances.

 

They did their research! The Trop filter is an option. 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:10 PM

Thanks guys, glad to have you aboard!

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:30 PM

Mopar Madness

 

 
Bish

Looking forward to this one Chad. Quick question though. The pic of the real aircraft does show the Tropical air filter. On the new Airfix 72nd B-2 kit you don't get the option of the filter, even thouhg the markings supplied are both for Trop versions. Do you get a choice of filters for this kit.

Be aware, those books all cover later versions, so you will notice some differances.

 

 

 

They did their research! The Trop filter is an option. 

 

 

Thats good to know, i wish they had done that on the 72nd kit.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:34 PM

JohnnyK

A flying Stuka would be really cool Big Smile

 

I just hope they bring it to this side of the Pond, i would deffinetly travel to see that. Its being built as an R-4 so i doubt it will have the siren fitted.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:03 PM

Maybe there’s hope that one day we’ll get a 110 Zerstorer in the air again!

Chad

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Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:37 AM
Nice. I have their B-1 in the stash. I hear some of the canopies are molded weird, I don't remember. I'll be paying attention to this.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 18, 2019 5:54 PM

Thanks LD.  Glad to have you aboard.

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:05 PM
Hello friends.  I was VERY disappointed in the quality of the pics for this update but I sealed everything up prior to my usual QC so I didn’t have the opportunity to retake the pics.  Never again. The interior is wrapped up and the fuselage is sealed up.  Not much in the way of difficulty here, just take your time and test fit because Airfix can surprise you with the occasional shifted mold or thick plastic part that needs sanding.

Chad

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:55 PM

Wow, Chad. Your work on this is super nice. 

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, August 19, 2019 12:08 AM
Looking great! I’ll be following along closely.
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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, August 19, 2019 6:55 PM
Cockpit looks great. IP looks real

 

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Monday, August 19, 2019 7:18 PM

Great looking progress!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, August 19, 2019 9:42 PM

Thanks guys! Hopefully the engine goes together as well as the cockpit did. 

Chad

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:16 AM
Outstanding!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:27 PM

Thank you LD!

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:39 PM

Laid down the base camouflage of Model Air RLM 70/71 and 65 underneath. 1.5 hours of masking for 10 minutes worth of spraying! These splinter camouflage liveries are not my friend. Tongue Tied When the base coats had time to cure I added a drop of RLM 05 yellow to each topside color and toned down the 70 and 71 for a very rough post shade.  Normally I’d use white for tint but this is a Mediterranean bird so I feel yellow was the better choice. FYI...  The blue backdrop makes it look more faded than it really is. It will look much better when the sand yellow is the primary color. Now it’s time to overspray everything with RLM 79 sand yellow! 

Chad

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Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:24 PM
Looks great!
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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:55 PM

Wow! I love how that tone changed!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:47 PM

Thank you both for your kind words. However, I feel like I need to repost another image showing the post shade work against a green backdrop so it doesn’t wash out the colors. Since the primary colors of the aircraft are green, I feel like the blue backdrop completely washed out the tones! Tongue Tied  So here’s another picture against a green backdrop which more clearly defines the post shading. 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:50 PM

That is magnificent. I love how this is turning out.

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