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Ju 87
« on: June 09, 2022, 02:11:51 AM »
Hi fellas !

I started a new project, JU-87 B2 The Partisan Stuka. After a mistake of crew landed Ju-87 B2 Wr.Nr.0406 5B+ER on airfield Rajlovac and been captured by Yugoslav Partisans. Soon it flew again with new markings and continued to serve partisans and after the war the YPA Air Force. The research about the painting is still on, so far I found out a varios ( at least three ) paintings of the same Stuka but more to follow about this as the project go on...

About the kit : I got Italeri Ju-87 B2 in 1/48 scale. It is a very good kit, as I searched the internet the only aftermarket for this kit is exhaust, propeller and the MG. I was surprised, after I looked the inside of the box I found out why. It is very detailed kit even with PE parts, reminding me to early Eduard kits. Surface details are very good. As you all know I am a " rivet counter " modeler, so I will post the pictures in few days.

P.S. In the meantime if anybody have some pictures or drawings of this bird it is more than welcome. See ya soon !

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2022, 06:24:51 AM »
I have seen remains of this machine in Museum, it have soviet (??) dark grey over it. But as I can remember, it have basic splinter camouflage with... front part over painted. There is some photos, will take a look, there is enough time till your work progress.

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 11:41:40 AM »
As you all know I'm a registered rivet counter  :-green :-green :-green :-green well not 100% but I just like the look of rivets on the surface on the model. First step of the build are rivets on the wing

Fun fact about the kit : highly detailed, so far seems not too hard to build but in soft plastic, all the time I had this Airfix feeling......

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2022, 11:45:35 AM »
I have such feeling that even workers in aviation factory did not get such attention about rivets  :-smey

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2022, 11:20:41 AM »
Thank you !

Unfortunately I don't have much time for modeling these days, but some progress is still on. some more rivets, the plan is to move on cockpit now

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2022, 01:57:39 PM »
Rivets are full job for it self...

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2022, 06:24:01 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2022, 11:47:45 AM »
This time I didn't bother much with wires in cockpit, only few one, enough I think, instrument panel, well first I was sceptic, decals and PE, it seems odd when you see it in box, but the result is good.... The wheel legs are closed but Italeri suggest to glue it and then paint, it seems complicated so  I made some adjustments to be able to fit the wheels after painting is done. More to come soon   

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2022, 02:44:21 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2022, 05:01:52 PM »
Enough detailed :)

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2022, 08:07:08 PM »
The fittings on the fuselage and the wings and the joining of the wings with fuselage are very good, but the nose section is a disaster...... Italeri give an engine and as I can see they made the nose section to be built open with visible engine, however if you want to close it like me disaster comes in full scale as you can see. Lots of details lost so it wont be a walk in the park

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2022, 09:20:29 PM »
Never work plastic kits when you are under stress, they are for pleasure :)

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2022, 07:04:33 PM »
Ouch... Keep calm and go step by step ;-)

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2022, 08:02:23 PM »
Some progress on my Stuka. The putty and sanding is almost done, few more fine touches and then Mr.Surfacer to see what have I done, the basic panel lines are re-scribed, but lot of details are lost so a lot a work on nose section is still to come

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Re: Ju 87
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2022, 08:53:41 PM »
A lot of work but it will end as great build as usual :))