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NEW GROUP BUILD: Achtung Stüka!

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NEW GROUP BUILD: Achtung Stüka!
Posted by jkelleycrna on Sunday, January 23, 2005 7:57 AM
Hi All,

here´s the deal...I am organizing an Achtung Stüka! group build. The details are as follows:

Begin date: March 1st 2005
End date: August 30th 2005
"Registration" closes February 28th 2005


Any scale/variant of Stüka is allowed: 1/144 through 1/24th scales

All models must be assembled from styrene plastic kits (in other words, none of the 1/18th scale 21st Century aircraft are permitted).

After market detail sets are allowed and encouraged, both resin and PE. The sky is the limit, so to speak.

Multiple builds accepted by members

Information and links of course are encouraged to be shared

Only new builds are allowed...do not submit projects already completed.

Axis co-bellegierents are also allowed, i.e., "Foreign Stukas".

Posting of "In-Progress" pics is strongly encouraged

Group build badge allowed to be utilized ONLY upon completion of 1st project


I am currently producing the Achtung Stüka! group build badge and will display it here shortly for all to see and access it. The kit I have for this project is the 1/48th scale Revell-Germany Ju-87D, which is a re-pop of the Hasegawa kit. I want this to be a really fun project for anyone who is interested, and I hope a 4-month window is enough for most of you who are interested to complete a project.
Update: I have increased the time frame to 6 months! This may encourage some folks to join in, the deadline for completion is now August 30th 2005....Achtung Stuka!!

Participants:

jkelleycrna 1/48 Revell-Germany Ju-87D
osher 1/144 Eduard Ju-87B
Ga.Modeler 1/72 Academy Ju-87
razordws 1/72 Ju-87
Stuka_69 1/72 Ju-87B
Swedish Mick Ju-87 "Swede"
AH1Wsnake 1/48 Hasegawa Ju-87G-2 TankBuster
gettochild Ju-87 (Maybe...)
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Posted by LemonJello on Sunday, January 23, 2005 9:40 AM
I'm interested, but I've got a little too much on the bench right now to join up. I'll see how things go in the next month. I'd like to make the cannon armed version of the Stuka some day.
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Posted by osher on Sunday, January 23, 2005 10:07 AM
Put me down for the 1/144 Eduard Ju-87B. I've been wanting to build it for ages!
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Sunday, January 23, 2005 11:21 AM
Yeah, I'm interested in building an Eduard 1/144 StuKa too, but it's gonna be hard in the time you are proposing, let alone in my lifetime, given the numerous other GB commitments I have!
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Posted by GA.modelmaker on Sunday, January 23, 2005 12:12 PM
you guys can count me in if i can find a 1/144 or 1/72 tank buster stuka. i should have all 3 of my group buildsdone by thenBig Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by razordws on Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:40 PM
Sounds great! I just have to find a 1/72 Stuka and I'll join up.

Dave

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 23, 2005 2:10 PM
Count me in with a 1/72 Ju87B in dessert camo(hopefully).
This is gooing to be awesome as I've been planning on building another Stuka for years!
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Posted by ghettochild on Sunday, January 23, 2005 4:13 PM
ahh man sounds like a great idea! i love the stuka. but i am unable to commit as i will be moving during the first few months of the build. i will definatly be watching though! good luck
-Josh
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Posted by tho9900 on Sunday, January 23, 2005 8:28 PM
hmmm I guess I am a tentative here... I have the Monogram ProModeller 1/48 Ju-87 R2 but I need to figure out all the other builds I am in at present...
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 23, 2005 11:54 PM
i'm in as a 'strong' maybe. . . with Academy 1/72 Ju 87G-1. i was planning other projects in that time period, but you never know what's gonna happen!
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Posted by Swedish Mick on Monday, January 24, 2005 6:07 AM
How about a What if?
I am planning to build a Ju-87 in Swedish colours and this could be an opportunity to start looking for a kit ...
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Posted by jkelleycrna on Monday, January 24, 2005 7:22 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Swedish Mick

How about a What if?
I am planning to build a Ju-87 in Swedish colours and this could be an opportunity to start looking for a kit ...


No problem Mick, that'd be a great idea. Welcome abourd if you're so inclined!! (Now I might think about a Hungarian one....!)

Axis co-bellegierents are also allowed, i.e., "Foreign Stukas".
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Posted by Swedish Mick on Monday, January 24, 2005 8:00 AM
Fine! Put me down for a Ju-87 in Swedish colours then!
I've never seen one built like this, so this will be interesting. Sweden and Germany were having discussions in Dec 1939 about a possible sale of Ju-87 and Me-109E to Sweden, so if things had been different there could have been ...
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Posted by AH1Wsnake on Monday, January 24, 2005 5:36 PM
Does anyone know if the 1/48th scale Ju-87G tankbuster by Hasegawa is still in production?? I have been interested in it for a few months, but greatmodels.com lists it only as "reissue"....no other stock status. My boys at spruebrothers don't have a listing for it at all, and I am very hesitant to use "evil-bay." Thanks.

 

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Posted by LemonJello on Monday, January 24, 2005 5:54 PM
Reissue? Man, I KNEW I should have grabbed that kit before I moved. Well, I found my Killer Egg, so I'll just keep an eye out for this one now.
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Posted by ghettochild on Monday, January 24, 2005 7:23 PM
is this what your looking for http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXP301&P=W
-Josh
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Posted by AH1Wsnake on Monday, January 24, 2005 9:40 PM
why, yes it is, ghetto, thanks Smile [:)]

 

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Posted by ghettochild on Monday, January 24, 2005 10:09 PM
glad to help snake. ive ordered from them and their good. now that the time frame has been extended i might have to join! ill have to think about it, maybe ill pick up that tankbuster too.
-Josh
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Posted by AH1Wsnake on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 1:02 AM
Just ordered mine tonightSmile [:)]
Put me in as a strong "maybe" too. I have so much on my plate, but this would be my first group build, and I think it would be fun. Thanks for extending the deadline, too.

1/48th Hasegawa Ju-87G-2 Tankbuster (37mm underwing cannons)
Are there any aftermarket decals for this bad boy? just wondering.......I'll probably be fine with the kit ones.

 

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Posted by jkelleycrna on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:54 PM
Hey, we're off to a great start!!!!!!!!

AH1Wsnake, try Meteor Productions or Eagle Strike productions....they make a lot of decal sheets. You may find something there. Also look over at Squadron's website.
JK
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 2:00 PM
Has anybody built fujimis 1/72 stuka ?
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Posted by jkelleycrna on Friday, January 28, 2005 2:10 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by stuka_69

Has anybody built fujimis 1/72 stuka ?

No, I haven't yet, but I have built a few others by them....if it's anything like those, I'd say it was probably pretty good.
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Posted by AH1Wsnake on Friday, January 28, 2005 3:11 AM
Woohoo! My Stuka (and other projects) arrived from Sprue Bros. today! Looking forward to getting it started.....sometime soonBig Smile [:D] A lot going on with school now....but I have until August, right?! Hey maybe I'll have a digital camera by then so I can post some photos too, lol.

Hasegawa's 1/48th Ju-87G-2 Tankbuster......love those underwing cannons!

 

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Posted by GA.modelmaker on Monday, January 31, 2005 5:12 PM
well i found my 1/72 stuga for the gb. its the acdeamy 1/72 tank buster. now about this tank buster i want to paint it in desert camo . does anybody know if this was used in the african campagain? thanks rob Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by AH1Wsnake on Monday, January 31, 2005 5:58 PM
I'm not sure, would need to do some research on it myself, but everything that I have heard has been that the anti-tank stukas were used late in the war on the Russian Front.

 

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Posted by jkelleycrna on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 7:44 PM
OK, you guys are off to a great start!! Snake, glad you're in!! The Group Badge is about complete. I was in transit from Germany all day Sunday, and have been outprocessing the past 2.5 days at FT Benning GA. I'm supposed to fly out for home (!) sometime tomorrow. I'll have the badge posted for all to see by the end of the week. And, I'll start my Stuka!!
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Posted by osher on Monday, February 7, 2005 7:29 PM
March 1st is rapidly coming, and I'm still working on two other GBs! Oh well, bring it on, I can't wait to get into that Stuka
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Posted by GA.modelmaker on Sunday, February 13, 2005 12:42 PM
well folkds i got to take al leave form the group for a family emerngcy. so i wont get any modeling done on my stuka so keep them builds going Sad [:(]
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Posted by GA.modelmaker on Friday, February 18, 2005 9:52 AM
well folks i am back everything turned out all right and he is doing good its just a matter of time the dr's say. while i was thier i did mange to get buy a hobby shop and get a few models and supplies. i also found my stuka. any body building thiers yet? aslo do you know were i can find some pics of the tankbuster. since this plane was used on the russian front i have been thinking about painting it i winter camo but ihave been coming up empty handed on pics thanks robBig Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by jkelleycrna on Friday, February 18, 2005 9:36 PM
GA Modeler...welcome back!! I'm very glad that things worked out for you so far with your family....nothing is more important than your family...! I'm starting mine this week, possibly even this weekend.
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