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Offline Second Air Force

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Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:37:56 PM »
Here is my latest project on the workbench, the Airfix Ju-87:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/Henschelcontinued002_zps8fc0f132.jpg
Ju-87B Airfix 1/48

This is a fair kit, not high-tech nor completely devoid of detail. The molding does require quite a lot of cleanup as most parts have more flash along the edges than we are becoming accustomed to nowadays. Certainly not the worst kit, but more like the kits of old.

More photos later, though no pictures of the early stages were taken. I'm still deciding on a paint scheme....... :-help

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 04:07:05 PM »
Last releases from Airfix does not match as their older kits, I hope that same assembly will be easy

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 04:23:13 PM »
This really built fairly easily so far as fit goes. It certainly doesn't meet the standard of the new Airfix Bf-109E (which you know I love!) but it will still be acceptable. The old Monogram Ju-87D is a bit better to construct but the Airfix interior has more detail on the sidewalls.

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 04:27:44 PM »
No "in progress" photos on this one, but a straightforward out-of-box build. Some filler required and ready for paint, then underside color sprayed:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/SquirrelTree102014001_zpsc3c83e1a.jpg
Ju-87B Airfix 1/48

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/SquirrelTree102014002_zps97386d73.jpg
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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 05:15:21 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 08:37:56 PM »
When work good match kit direct from box, there is sometimes no time for camera, simply hands work so fast ;)

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 07:22:47 PM »
RLM 71 applied to top surfaces, this one will be in standard Luftwaffe camouflage....
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/StukaP-63001_zpse4c88950.jpg
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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2014, 05:43:38 PM »
The old Monogram Ju-87D is a bit better to construct but the Airfix interior has more detail on the sidewalls.

Hello,
Monogram kit is better to construct but very inaccurate.
The Airfix Ju 87 B is far better in accuracy.

Jicehem :-wave

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2014, 07:23:58 PM »
I agree. Interesting that some people complain bitterly about the rivets on the Airfix kit, but it is more accurate since the real airplane used button-head rivets, too!

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2014, 10:54:39 PM »
looks good to me so far

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2014, 06:05:54 PM »
Sorry that I haven't updated this, but the Ju-87 has been done for a while now. I really enjoyed building this and there is good potential here for a highly detailed machine if one wanted. Everything (except the drop tanks, I used a set of Airfix Bf-109E tanks) including the decals, is from the Airfix box:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/P-63Fuselage003_zpsbc3bbdff.jpg
Ju-87B Airfix 1/48

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/P-63Fuselage004_zpsf466411a.jpg
Ju-87B Airfix 1/48

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/P-63Fuselage005_zpsedfc7d35.jpg
Ju-87B Airfix 1/48

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/P-63Fuselage008_zpsaef418e7.jpg
Ju-87B Airfix 1/48

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Ju-87B Airfix 1/48

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2014, 06:31:03 PM »
Great finish :-ok

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2014, 06:54:55 PM »
Nice!!!

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2014, 07:48:04 PM »
great !!

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Re: Ju-87B Airfix 1/48
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2014, 09:31:12 AM »
Hello,

A very good rendering. Congratulations.
These markings are not often seen...

Jicehem :-wave