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Airfix 1/48 Ju87 B-1 Stuka, Condor Legion - Work in progress

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  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Airfix 1/48 Ju87 B-1 Stuka, Condor Legion - Work in progress
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:07 PM

Hi gents,

 

As there are only few steps left to completing my P-61, I thought I would slowly start a new build.

This time I picked Airfix's 1/48 Ju87 B-1 Stuka from the shelf and will be finishing it in Condor Legion markings.

 

As usual, I will be building it OOB, although I might add aftermarket seat belts or I will make them from scratch.

 

Again, I will be using my Complementary Pre-Shading method which I think was a success with my previous two builds.

 

As a result of Airfix packing all the sprues in one bag, two of the dive brake counterweights broke (pics below) so that's a good start. :)

 

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:54 PM

O, nice, a Stuka, i'm in. It was a bit of a bad idea to mould those onto the airlerons in the first place (the dive brakes are under the wings towards the front).

Look forward to seeing this come along.

 

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:02 PM

Hi Bish, 

Yes, the ailerons, not the dive brakes. :) Thank you for spotting that. 

You're right, they should have been separate. 

 

I have a question - what was the true material of the munition bin in the gunner's office? Airfix instructions show it as metal, the same color as the rest of the interior, but I've seen some pics with those made from canvas or something similar. Which is correct? 

Thanks in advance! 

 

Cheers, 

Nikola

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:52 PM

I'll never pass up a Stuka WIP!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 27, 2020 7:12 AM

I take it you are reffering to the box at the rear of the gunners position on the left side. I believe this was for spent cases and i have only seen metal ones. Fabric may have been used later in the war but i've not seen it myself.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Friday, March 27, 2020 11:13 AM

Hi Bish, 

Yes, that one. Thanks for the info. Appreciated. I will go with metal. :)

 

Cheers, 

Nikola

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 29, 2020 6:24 AM

Your welcome. I have a soft spot for the Stuka and have built a few so always happy to help.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:48 AM

I have this one in the stash.  I'll be following along. 

 "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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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:53 AM

Cool.  Been wanting to do a stuka.  Following. 

Thanks,

John

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  • Member since
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  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 4:14 PM

Hi gents,

 

A little progress with the Stuka:

 

Cockpit primed with German Dark Yellow, then "complementary pre-shaded" with German Red-Brown and highlighted with White. Next is base coat of RLM02.

 

I chose a red based hue for my complementary pre-shading method again since the RLM02 has a greenish tint to it. This time I decided to experiment with red-brown instead of plain red for pre-shading. We will see what it turns out to be.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

 

Best,

Nikola

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 4:41 PM

Interesting idea for pre shadeing, look forward to seeing how it comes out.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:40 PM

That looks interesting. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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