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1/48 Junkers 87 R-2 - Trapani 1941 (complete)

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1/48 Junkers 87 R-2 - Trapani 1941 (complete)
Posted by Tordillo on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 10:36 AM
Scale: 1/48
Kit: Airfix
Paints: AK Real Color, Ammo Mig and Vallejo Acrylics.
The model corresponds to a Ju-87 R-2 from the II/Stg. 3 in Trapani, Sicilia (1941).
Added Details:
·          Wheel of the trim system.
·          Different levers on the front dash and lateral panels.
·          Scratch seat belts with flexible tape and plasticard.
·          Handles on the front windshield with plasticard.
·          Pitot pipe with a piece of plastic pipe and wire.
·          The external fuel tanks supports with TAMIYA flexible tape.
·          Se remplazó el tubo para la barra indicadora de los tanques de combustible externo por agujas hipodérmicas.
·          Navigation lights with transparent plastic.

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:05 PM

Nicely done!

Really looks battle-weary. Yes


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Posted by fox on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 2:26 PM

Very nice build! Weathering is outstanding. Toast Toast Toast

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Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 3:19 PM

How did you get that white faded chalky look?  I like that weathered look and want to do add that to my Corsair.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 7:04 PM

Excellent build of the "Stuka"!  I agree with everyone else about  your weathering techniques.  From the dust on the wheel spats to the overall fading affect on the topsides, everything just blends together so nicely.


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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:52 PM

Excellent work Tom.  How did you deal with that goofy sliding canopy design? Can it be pained from underneath or did you use vacuform? This has been the only thing holding me back on this kit as I hate vacuform.  


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Posted by Tordillo on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:26 AM
Hello guys, thanks for your comments.
I made the dusty effect with three techniques, first I used oil paints, put many dots of oil paints of different colors (brown, light brown, yellow, white, etc.) over all the plane and blended with a wet brush, dragging in longitudinal direction over the horizontal surfaces and vertically over the vertical surfaces. I did this until I have a very subtle effect. This makes a general dust and rain marks effect.
For the second step I used the “splash effects” of Ammo Mig. Used “Dry earth” diluted, put some on the zones more dusted and blended with White Spirit.
And finally applied some pigments on the most dusted zones.
For the wheel spats I used again the “splash effects” mixing layers of “Dry earth” and “Loose ground” and finally diluted “Dry earth” blended vertically.
The sliding canopy is the worst part of the kit, because the sliding part and the fixed part are e single piece. What I did is mask from the inside and from the outside this part. I masked from the outside the frame of the sliding part and from the inside the frame of the fixed part, so it makes the effect that the frame of the fixed part is behind the glass of the sliding part.
Luckily the piece has the frame of the fix part marked in the inside and the sliding part marked on the outside.
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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:42 AM

Always gotta love a Stuka build. Love it man. Details and painting are very well done.



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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 27, 2021 4:27 PM

Very nice! I put one of those together a couple years back. Like you I painted the canopy from the inside and the outside. It really was the only way to make it look decent! I really couldn't believe they did that.


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Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, August 28, 2021 6:30 AM

Fantastic looking Stuka. The oil paint weathering technique in particular adds depth and realism. I have this one in the stash to tackle at some point. Well done. Congrats. 


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