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1/24 JU-87b - COMPLETED

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1/24 JU-87b - COMPLETED
Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:23 AM

While I am busy with the 1/32 Tam P-51 I decided to tackle my 1/24 Heller/Airfix JU-87b.

It is an OK kit for it's age, the cockpit detail is not enough though and I will add seatbelts from lead foil and some electrical wire looms to the variuos controll boxes.

It seems the early 87's were RLM 02 interior.

Here is the IP sofar.

Theuns

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:36 AM

What a beast of a kit this was/ is! I remember seeing one of these kits at the LHS in Farmers Branch, Tx (back then it was Phil's Hobbies and now it's Bobe's Hobbies in Pensacola, Florida). Man that box was huge!! Looking forward to more updates.

Good looking IP BTW.

                   

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:46 AM

This is interesting 

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:09 AM

1/24 WOW!

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:13 AM

Yup, it is a monster alright :-)

Will have to buy my glue and paint in bulk!

 

Theuns

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:58 PM

You got me hooked. Any niggles or tips would be greatly appreciated.

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 lawdog114 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:35 PM
This should be good....I'm digging the instrument panel..

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Posted by 7474 on Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:36 PM

Looks great so far, I'll be following this for sure

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, May 28, 2016 2:27 PM

It all looks great so far, Theuns. I really like the seatbelts. This one is going to be something to keep an eye on.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, May 28, 2016 2:42 PM

Looking awesome! Yes RLM 02 is correct ,they used it on interiors until 42 then went to RLM66 but still used 02 in the wheel bays after 42

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 5, 2016 10:58 AM

Got the cockpit done, then started the engine but found the fit to be poor, I will have to fill the gaps with thick super glue.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 5, 2016 11:22 AM

That pit does look nice.

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 TREYZX10R on Sunday, June 5, 2016 2:00 PM

Office looks great!

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:26 PM

Someone told me that the cockpit floor was plywood and not metal, would the RLM 02 on that then be correct still or was it varnished?

Also the Oxigen system for the crew is lacking in the kit. It is same sa on the Me 109....where would it have been mounted in the pit?

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:46 AM

After a fight I finally got the engine to fit, the one forward radiator hose is abot 2mm to short and I will have to fill this in.

The kit is also lacking all the fuel, electrica and controll links to the engine from the firewall so these will have to be made and installed but I will do that after painting is complete.

 

The fuselage fit on the bottom is poor and loads of filling/sanding will be needed, this is one BIG model!

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 19, 2016 2:28 AM

 I was not happy with the drilling of the rivets, it was to heavy so I put a cone shaped grinding bit into my dremmel to make new reccessed rivets and the results are allot more subtle.
I will do the rest of the airframe the same way.

There is a substantial gp under the bottom of the wingroot fairing that will need filling, tht top seam is OK.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, June 19, 2016 9:11 AM

Looking good so far.

Ty for the WIP , it's very interesting how you do the various "fixes" and additions and I'm watching with great interest and taking notes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, June 19, 2016 10:27 AM

M. Brindos

It all looks great so far, Theuns. I really like the seatbelts. This one is going to be something to keep an eye on.  :)

 

Excuse the 'me too' post, but those seatbelts caught my eye, too. They look extremely realistic. That's the way I wish I could make my PE belts look.

And that's not to downplay the rest of your detail work so far, which is excellent.

-Greg

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, June 19, 2016 11:12 AM

You are really going the extra mile on this kit. Super nice work on the belts and those rivits, man !!

BK

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Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, June 19, 2016 11:18 AM

Boy, I'm excited to see this epic undertaking Theuns. Your doing a remarkable job on it so far, that's for sure. The cockpit is very nicely done as well as the engine so far. This is going to be a fun one.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by wildcat13 on Sunday, June 19, 2016 2:42 PM

very cool. Thanks. I'm going to try that.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 19, 2016 4:49 PM

Very nice tut on those belts, and they really look the buisness.

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 Jay Jay on Monday, June 20, 2016 8:20 AM

Oh My Gosh I'm always on the lookout for wire for modeling and there it is right in front of my face...TWIST TIES   TYTYTY for the great tip and tutorial .SurpriseYes

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, June 20, 2016 9:04 AM

I am always on the lookout around the house to see what I can use on the models LOL

 

Theuns

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Posted by Greg on Monday, June 20, 2016 9:31 AM

Kudos for posting that excellent guide to how you scratch your seatbelts! Bow Down

Great step by step, great results, and add me to the list of guys who wants every one of those twisty ties I've ever tossed out back!!!

Odd thing is, every time I discard one, I stand there and look at it for a bit. My significant other has actually caught me doing this and asked "you're not going to save THAT, are you????" She's in for a surprise, isn't she?

-Greg

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, June 20, 2016 11:02 AM

"one man's trash is another's model materials"  LOL

 

Theuns

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, August 26, 2016 4:37 AM

Theuns

I dusted off this model and it has grown into a huge thing! By the size of the paving you can see the size

The fit of the outer wings to the inner was not good so I had to fill the gaps with sprue and glue. I hope it will not crack under the wings weight over time.

I wanted to go mad with the detail on this model, then I decided that it will take ages and I will maybe not even finish it so I will complete it as is.

 

Theuns

 

 

Whatever you choose as far as your build goes, everything looks fantastic!  I love the direction this is going in.  Don't underestimate yourself, the detailing is superb "As is"!  Your technique is what pushes this build progressively.  Great job!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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