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Junkers GB
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 7, 2021 4:41 AM

In 2022 and over the next few years i'll continue the theme of manufacture Group Builds. I'll be doing one a year alternating between German and British companies. And for 2022, that company will be Junkers.

The company was founded by Hugo Junkers in 1895, originally building boilers and radiators. They turned to aircraft production just before the start of WW1, their first design, the J 1, the first flyable aircraft to have an all metal structure. A few of their dsigns served during WW1, including a couple of ground attack aircraft. After the war they continued to design and build aircraft, including the W 33. One of these, the Breman, was the first heavier than air aircraft to make the more difficult east to west crossing of the Atlantic none stop. The company almost collapsed in the early 1930's, and with the arrival of National Socialisim, it was taken over by the newgoverment whichc did not trust Hugo Junkers. He died in 1935 and soon after his widow gave over all control and interests to the Reich.

The company's aircraft played a leading role in German military operations in WW2. The Ju 52, Ju 87 and Ju 88 all played vital roles in the campaigns of the early war and all fought on till the end, with the Ju 88 being produced in a huge range of variants.

In addition to aircraft, the company also produced engines. Seperated from the parent company in 1923, Junkers Jumo built engines wihich powered a number of aircraft in WW2, both Junkers and other companies. These included the 004 jet engine which powered the Me 262 and Ar 234.

The company survived after the war and was involved in research into areospace desins. In the 1960's it was absorded into MBB and the Junkers name vanished in 1969.

So much for the history, the GB is open to all Junkers designs, those that entered service and those that didn't. Its also open to aiy aircraft powered by a Junkers Jumo engine. But note that with some aircrfat, only certain variants used a Jumo, such as the early variants of the Bf 109 and 110.

Build starts on 1st Jan and runs throughout 2022.

Partial builds allowed as are cross overs.

Plenty of pics.

If you need some ideas, check out the Junkers Wiki page which includes a list of anircraft and engines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers#Junkers_Jumo

 

Now lets see those Tante Ju's, 88's and of course those Stuka's.

Being the genorus sole i am, you of course have a choice of badge. Please pick one and display with pride.

badge number 1, well, what did you expect.

Badge number 2, bit of an oddity.

And number 3, the Breman.

Enjoy.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 7, 2021 4:41 AM

Roster

68GT Italeri 1/72nd Ju 188

Armor_Aficionado Hobby boss 1/48th Me 262

                              Italeri 1/72nd Ju 87B-2

Bish Italeri 1/72nd Ju 52

        Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3 (Completed)

        Revell 1/72nd Ju 290A-5

        Revell 1/32nd Ju 88A-1

crown r n7 Airfix 1/48th Ju 87

Gamera Dragon 1/48th Ju 188E-1

Glamdring Academy 1/72nd Ju 87G-1

Hutch6390 Revell 1/72nd Ju 88A-1

Modelcrazy Dragon 1/72nd Ar 234B-2

Plasticjunkie Revell 1/72nd Ju 88A-4

taxtp TBD

waikong 1/48th Ju 52

xenon55 Airfix 1/48th Ju 87

 

Completed Builds

Bish Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

 

 

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, November 7, 2021 5:39 AM

count me in Bish. 

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by xenon55 on Sunday, November 7, 2021 10:05 AM

I didn't join your Supermarine or Messerschmitt GBs, so I'm in with this. It's the first Airfix kit I've ever bought, and I only picked it up because of the Stuka that fotofrank posted in the Messerschmitt GB. I liked the camo scheme on it.

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Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, November 7, 2021 11:03 AM

Count me in with Academy's 1/72 Ju87G-1 Stuka Tank Buster.  

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 7, 2021 11:20 AM

Ok guys, i'll get you on the list. Your gonna love that Kanonvogel Robert, best 72nd Stuka out there IMHO.

Look forward to seeing that 48th kit, i built their 72nd B-2 last year, really nice.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, November 7, 2021 12:31 PM

xenon55

I didn't join your Supermarine or Messerschmitt GBs, so I'm in with this. It's the first Airfix kit I've ever bought, and I only picked it up because of the Stuka that fotofrank posted in the Messerschmitt GB. I liked the camo scheme on it.

 

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It would seem I can be a positive influence.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 7, 2021 12:43 PM

fotofrank

 

 
xenon55

I didn't join your Supermarine or Messerschmitt GBs, so I'm in with this. It's the first Airfix kit I've ever bought, and I only picked it up because of the Stuka that fotofrank posted in the Messerschmitt GB. I liked the camo scheme on it.

 

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It would seem I can be a positive influence.

 

But that also mean you get the blame if it goes wrong Big Smile

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, November 7, 2021 1:20 PM

I'm in, mate - put me down for the Revell 1/72 Ju88 A1.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, November 8, 2021 7:41 PM

I'd like to clear off the bench and start things off fresh for the new year. I'm thinking an Italeri Ju-188 in 1/72 would be a nice way to start. The only question is which kit to build out of the pile. Have some Aimes decals so that should help narrow things down a bit.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5:46 AM

Nice to have you on board guys.

Hutch, look forward to seeing that. I have that kit and the earlier A-4 and they look like stunning kits.

68, look forward to seeing that. There is some nice stuff at Aim's. I have thought about getting one of their 32nd Ju 188 conversions but haven't got aroudbn to it yet. I have used their decals on a He 219 and they were rather nice.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:27 AM

I'm building the ju-87 airfix in 1/48 also.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:23 PM

Hey Bish please go ahead and put me down for the 1/48th Dragon Ju-188E-1 Avenger.

I did a little work on the cockpit over 25 years ago but my skills are so much better now I need to disassemble all of that and repaint it. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:26 PM

Will get you on the list G, that will be a nice size.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 4:18 PM

I'm in as well Bish. I'll look through the stash for something that says JU

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:02 AM

Count me in, Bish. I actually have ZERO kits of Junkers subjects in the stash, so - horrors! - I'll have to go kit shopping!

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:49 AM

I'm sure you guys can find somthing. And remember, it doesn't need to say Ju 0n the box. An Me 262 or early Bf 109 or 110 will work. The He 111 from the E onwards had Jumo engines amongst others.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:07 AM

I have this. Apperently the P was powered by the DB whereas the H was Jumo powered.

What do you think? Either that or I can get an 88 or 87 or even a Tante Ju Huh?

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:48 PM

Thats correct Steve. I got was slightly in error when i said they had jumo's from the E version. I got confused because the he 111 variants jump from F to J then P and finally H. Buth the E and H had Jumo's, the other types had diferent make sof engines. Of course that kit can be built as a P or H.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 11, 2021 3:12 PM

Cool, put 'er down

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, November 12, 2021 8:16 AM

Ah, thanks Bish, I forgot about the Jumo 004 engine.  In that case I have either a Me-262 or He-162 I can build.  I think I'll start with the Me-262 (Hobby Boss, 1/48 scale), and if I finish it, I may go ahead and do the He-162 later.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 12, 2021 10:07 AM

The 262 is perfect. The He 162 used a BMW engine. It was the Ar 234 that also used the Jumo. I'll get the 262 on the list.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 12, 2021 10:38 AM

Actually, could you replace the HE 111 for the DML 1/72 AR-234 B2. I'll keep the 111 for a possable Heinkel GB in the future.

Reading a review of the DML 234 kit, it's not the friendliest kit, needing some major gap filling and bad canopy fit, but workable. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 12, 2021 2:26 PM

Will do Steve. I actually like the Dragon 234, i had no major issues with mine. I did wire up the IP as the rear can be seen through the canopy, that was a bit tricky. I often hear negative remarks about Dragon 72nd aircraft, most of which date from the early 90's. But i have built a few and have not had any major issues with any of them. I did the B-2b recon version, the same kit you have and i have 4 more of their 234's in the stash. I might try and fit one into this GB myself if time allows.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 12, 2021 2:35 PM

That's exceptional news mate. I've been looking forward to building it since I got it a couple months ago.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:22 AM

Hi Bish,

I'm in for this one too. If I can get a civil version of the Ju 86, then I'll do that, but it can be hard to get. If not, I'm leaning towards a Ju 52.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 21, 2021 6:48 AM

Glad to have you on board Tony.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:55 PM

Hey Bish, I'd like to add another entry (in addition to my Me-262).  I just took delivery of a 1/72 scale Italeri kit of a Ju-87 B2 Stuka, so I'll be doing that, too.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 3:31 PM

Will do AA. I have the revell boxing of that kit and am keen on seeing how it builds.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:41 PM

I have the 1/48 ju52, but where can I put it after its finished? The box was a lot bigger than I had thought it would be.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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