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Ju 87 Stuka GB
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 11:41 AM

Stuka = Sturzkampfflugzeug

Finally, we have a GB dedicated to one of the most recognisable aircraft of WW2. 

The Ju 87 was designed by Hermann Pohlmann. Entering service in 1936, it fist saw action in the Spanish civil war, were the German's put into practice their ideas of modern warfare in which the Stuka played a vital role.

Even though the Ju 87 proved vulnerable to enemy fighters during the Battle of Britain, its continued to play a vital role in the battle to come and despite being outdated and many ground attack units switching to Fw 190's, the Ju 87 struggled on until the very last days of the war, and it continued to be the mount of the highest decorated German of WW2, Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel.

Easily identified by its crooked wing and fixed undercarriage, one of the most well known feature's of the aircraft was its sound. With a propeller driven siren at the top of each wheel spat, known as the Jericho Trumpet, these would scream as the aircraft dived towards its target and could strike fear into the enemy troops below. 

So, this is the official build thread for the Ju 87 GB. A number of people have shown an interest in this. The build will begin on April 1st (no, its not a joke) and run until March 31st 2015.

So what do you need to take part.

Firstly, and most important. You nee a kit of a Ju 87 Stuka. It can be any scale, yes, even none 1/72nd. You can add as many extras as you want or just build it as it comes. Any markings, including captured, and can be an operational version (even one with Skis Whistling) or a proposed one. As long as its a Ju 87.

Second, you need the time to build it amongst all the other great GB's going. Please, no drop out's, Wink

Thirdly, a camera would be really handy, lots of progress pics would be very nice.

Partially started kits are ok, within reason of course. And finally, no cross overs please. The Stuka deserves a place of its own and doesn't share.

This is the badge, take it as soon as you sign up.

 

And that's it. So sign up any time you like and have some fun.

And to help you along the way, crank the sound up and press play, if your nerves can stand it.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 11:41 AM

Build roster.

I am going to do something a little different with the roster, which will hopefully be a little bit of fun and team spirit. The Ju 87 operated in flights of 3 aircraft, known as Kette. So builders will be grouped into Kette's filling spaces as you join. Each Kette will have its own Ju 87 related insignia which you can add to your GB badge once you have completed your build. Once all 3 of your Kette complete your build, you can add the Bomber Clasp in Gold to your badge.

Kette 1  

Bish - Special Hobby 1/72nd Ju 87A-2

Schatten Spartan - Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

Nathan T - Italeri 1/48th Ju 87 D-5

Bish - Special Hobby 1/72nd Ju 87A-2

Nathan T - Italeri 1/48th Ju 87 D-5

 

Kette 2 

Jester75 - Hasegawa 1/48th Ju 87B-2

Grey Snake - Hasegawa 1/48th Ju 87G-2

taxtp - Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-5

Kette 3 

Greg - Italeri 1/48th Ju 87B-2

Mustang1989 - Hasegawa 1/48th Ju 87B-2

lawdog114 - Hasegawa 1/48th Ju 87B-2

lawdog114 - Hasegawa 1/48th Ju 87B-2

Mustang1989 - Hasegawa 1/48th Ju 87B-2

Kette 4 

P Mitch - Revell 1/32nd Ju 87D

falconmod - Revell 1/48th Ju 87D

Eagle90 - Airfix 1/48th Ju 87B-2

falconmod - Revell 1/48th Ju 87D

Eagle90 - Airfix 1/48th Ju 87B-2

 

Kette 5 

ajd3530 - Monogram 1/48th Ju 87D

tempestjohnny - Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87G-1

Raven728 - Italeri 1/48th Ju 87B-2

Raven728 - Italeri 1/48th Ju 87B-2

tempestjohnny - Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87G-1

Kette 6 

68GT - Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87B/R

panzerpilot - Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G

silentbob33 - Monogram 1/48th Ju 87D

silentbob33 - Monogram 1/48th Ju 87D

68GT - Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87B/R

Kette 7 

JW CDN - Revell 1/48th Ju 87D           

lewbud - Italeri 1/72nd Ju 87B-2

GAF - Hobby Craft 1/48th Ju 87G-1

GAF - Hobby Craft 1/48th Ju 87G-1

Kette 8

JW CDN - Airfix 1/48th Ju 87R-2

schmidty - Academy 1/72nd Ju 87G-1

mikeymize - Airfix 1/72nd Ju 87B

mikeymize - Airfix 1/72nd Ju 87B

Kette 9 

Tom68 - Monogram 1/48th Ju 87D

Rigidrider - Monogram 1/48th Ju 87B

Thunderbolt379 - Revell 1/48th Ju 87B

Rigidrider - Monogram 1/48th Ju 87B

Tom68 - Monogram 1/48th Ju 87D

Thunderbolt379 - Revell 1/48th Ju 87B

Kette 10

JohanT - Italeri 1/48th Ju 87G-2

snapdragonxxx - Trumpeter 1/32nd Ju 87B-2

Reasoned - Revellgram 1/48th Ju 87D

snapdragonxxx - Trumpeter 1/32nd Ju 87B-2

Kette 11

Zvezda1980 - Italeri 1/48th Ju 87B-2

Rigidrider - Monogram 1/48th Ju 87D

Bish - Eduard 1/144th Ju 87G-2

Rigidrider - Monogram 1/48th Ju 87D

Bish - Eduard 1/144th Ju 87G-2

Zvezda1980 - Italeri 1/48th Ju 87B-2

Kette 12

 

Archangel Shooter - Airfix 1/24th Ju 87B-2

Teddz - Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87D-5

 Plasticjunkie - Revell 1/48th Ju 87B-2

 Plasticjunkie - Revell 1/48th Ju 87B-2

Archangel Shooter - Airfix 1/24th Ju 87B-2

Kette 13

checkmateking02 - Revell 1/72nd Ju 87B

checkmateking02 - Revell 1/72nd Ju 87B

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

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 11:58 AM

Heya, Bish! Let me be the first to sign up here!

Bish
It can be any scale, yes, even none 1/72nd.

Who are you and what did you do to the real Bish!!!

Well in that case, my model of choice is Hasegawa's Ju 87 G-2 "Kanonenvogel" (1/32). I'm not too sure if I'm going to add a lot of AM goodies except some masks and brass barrels for the cannons...

I think it's a great idea to include some info in the Stuka in the first post. Nicely done! That siren sure sounds scary BTW.... Indifferent

Cheers, Clemens

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Posted by Nathan T on Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:01 PM

SWEET!! This should be fun Bish. You are the man to lead Gruppe! I'm in with a 1/48 Italeri D-5. Markings TBD.

 

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:01 PM

That "Kette" idea sounds interesting. You might not want to be in one with me if you want to get your oak leaves (or "Eichenlaub" if ya want it to fit the nation the plane was used by) in the near future. I'm a slow builder Wink

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Posted by Jester75 on Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:26 PM

Hmm, I'll have to check the stash and see if I have a qualifying kit..........

Oh heck, you know I am in!!!

Eric

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:28 PM

I'll take it as it comes Clemens, and I have that kit in the stash, so this will be a god chance to get a clse up look. I take it your doing Rudels bird.

I think I might change it to the Bomber clasp. Its more linked to the Stuka itself and Rudel is a bit of a controversial figure, and don't want to ruffle any feathers.

Glad to see you Nathan, I am sure we will see a few more familiar names signing up (just guessing).

We have our first complete Kette

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:28 PM

Glad to see you Eric, I am sure you have a Stuka laying around some where.

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

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:42 PM

No, I'm sorry to disappoint you but I'm not going to build Rudel's arcraft. I don't have the kit yet, but I'm working on getting one, so if I find said kit it'll be the first one on this decal sheet:

  

If i have no luck, I'll just build the 2nd one on this sheet (it's a B version and my LHS happens to have one of those in stock:

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Posted by Nathan T on Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:44 PM

Nice schemes there clemens. Is the top one the G-2 that was flown in and surrendered at the end of the war? Furth maybe? If so, it was color photographed and color filmed.

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:53 PM

That's ok SS, I will let you off lol. Ye, I have seen pics of that top one with the yellow stripe as well. According to one of my Osprey books, the yellow nose band was worn by aircraft in Hungary.

Clemen's, which B-2 will you get. I really want one in 32nd, but the issues with the nose on the Trump kit have put me off and theres no decent replacement.

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:28 PM

Oh man, if I wasn't already neck deep enough group builds!  This gives me an excuse to order a cannon armed Stuka. Put me down for a 1/48 Hasegawa JU-87G-2.

David

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:35 PM

You know it makes sense David. Welcome.

I do like those Cannon armed Stuka's.

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

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:50 PM

Bish: I was actually talking about the same Trumpy kit. What exactly is wrong with the nose?

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:59 PM

Apparently its to small and slightly out of shape. Check these out, they can give you more info.

www.hyperscale.com/.../trumpeter03214reviewbf_1.htm

modelingmadness.com/.../tmc87b.htm

There is also a question about the wheel spats.

There is a correction set for the nose, but it misses all the detail so it stands out from the rest of the kit.

But apart from that, its a great kit if your not to worried about the shape. But it has put me off a bit.

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

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:17 PM

Í think I could live with the wrongly shaped nose, but the B-version is more of a back-up plan anyway. I really hope I can get the G-2. Do you know any place I can get that particular kit?

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:22 PM

Hi Bish,

I'll do a Fujimi 1/72 D-5. At the moment I'm thinking about Hunfarian markings, but time will tell.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:34 PM

Good question Clemen's, I have only just noticed Hannants don't have them. I found a couple on E-bay but none in Europe.

This one in Japan, actually even with postage its not that bad a price.

Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

And this in Canada, but its not a buy now.

www.ebay.com/.../271370285507

I will keep my eyes open.

Tony, nice to have you and your Fujimi aboard.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:41 PM

Many thanks, mate! The 1st Stuka offer doesn't seem to be linked though...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:53 PM

www.ebay.com/.../321253845835

Must have copied it wrong, try this.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:56 PM

Is that the "japanese" Stuka you were talking about?

www.ebay.de/.../321253845835

If so, I bought it!!! (and if not, i got her at a great price anyway LOL)

I think it's official then: A G-2 it is! Again, Thank you very much!!!

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:57 PM

LOL, dang crossposting again. I think this is happening way too often to be a mere coincidence Wink

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:00 PM

I'm reading some online revieews on this kit ATM (with some tissues to keep my keyboard save from me drooling all over it) just because I can't drool over the real sprues...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:03 PM

Yep, that's the one. It really is a nice kit. Gives you the option of both G-1 and G-2. Lots of AM on the market as well. You should see the list I have. Once I get the rom to starting displaying 32nd kits, this will near the top of the list.

If you want, I can get you some pics of mine, just to tease you and make you drool some more Big Smile

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:06 PM

I just noticed that 53€ in total really is a damn good price. The D-version at Hannants costs 74 pounds (I don't have that character on my keyboard Stick out tongue) which would be about 90€ (!) without shipping. And those 1/32 kits don't have low shipping costs either...

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:08 PM

Do you have the Aires cocpit set? If so, would you mind taking a few comparison pics with the kit parts? Aires does a pretty bad job at taking pics of their stuff. E.g:The only pic of their P-47 engine on the website looks kinda unimpressive, but I got mine a few days ago and it's the best looking engine set I've ever seen...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:09 PM

I know, the price of that D is through the roof. I think I paid about £50 for my G from Hannants and that was only a couple of years ago. The D can't have any more in it than the G.

I got the Eduard BIGED set rather than resin. I felt the pit was that good, it didn't need completely replacing.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:11 PM

The D actually has LESS in the box than the G. They are basically the same kit without the gun pods in the D AFAIK...

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:13 PM

Is it really that good? I'm impressed! I only got me some PE for my Hase P-47, but I'll probably upgrade to a resin set (I couldn't find a resin set when I bought it)... I'm not used to Hasegawa kits having a great deal of cockpit details...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:45 PM

I figured they would be basically the same kit minus the guns. I guess that's inflation for you.

I haven't yet built a 32nd kit, so I have only seen them on the sprues. So far I have 11, but I only have a resin pit for one, Hase Fw 190D-9 (another Rudel build) and even then I felt it was a bit of a waist. maybe I am just to used to 72nd, but the detail in those big kits looks so good it just needs sprucing up rather than completely replacing.

The PE probably cost more, but what the heck.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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