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Rafbanter

Hasegawa 1/48 Ju87 R-2 Desert Snake Stuka

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Hi all
Some pics of my first completed build for 2017, Hasegawa 1/48 Desert Snake Stuka. Only modifications were plastic wedges on ailerons replaced with actuators in brass plus Eduard seatbelts & gunsight. The mould has been reboxed many times and is showing it's age a bit now with more flash to be removed but still well worth the effort in the long run.
Thanks for looking5A59EFAC-A118-4A6A-9022-7EDBFE6DE8FD.jpgSnakewebFroPicFull.jpg49725425-7347-4A6E-8BF9-C434784D426A.jpgSnakewebFroPic1.jpgSnakewebFroL.jpgSnakewebR.jpgSnakewebTopR.jpgSnakewebL2.jpgSnakewebDv.jpgSnakewebGS.jpgSnakewebTopL.jpgSnakewebFroPic3.jpgSnakewebNos.jpg

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Look at the fuselage under the cockpit on the Stuka in the background - does that also have a snake-like shape under the cockpit, in a lighter colour?

 

G

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3 hours ago, Graeme said:

Look at the fuselage under the cockpit on the Stuka in the background - does that also have a snake-like shape under the cockpit, in a lighter colour?

 

G

It certainly looks like something is there, given that these aircraft were overpainted on occasion but I can find no eye-witness accounts. A good source of updated info about the 2 Snake Stukas I do know about so far can be found here:

 

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/luftwaffe/aircraft/Ju-87/T6+DP.html

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Nice! I've always wanted to do one of these.

 

DennisTheBear

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This is an impressive paint scheme and you've done it justice.

Great show!!!

And even an old, worn out Hasegawa mold must still be a lot better than many other newer kits.

JR

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Yeah, it is an old mold, but still holds up well. And it goes together easier than you'd think! Diggin this.

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I want this model on my shelf :o

Joking, this is one of best looking Stukas around. Especially with this markings.

Weathering is also done exceptionally good.

Great model

Best regards, Djordje

 

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Great Stuka! Brilliant weathering, just right.

Love this scheme - the Revell 1/32 Stuka with this scheme was the first large scale model (not 1/72) that I built when about 9~10 yrs old and now really can't wait to re-live that with my new 1/48 Revell (Hase re-pop) kit with these marks!

Thanks for showing such a great model - and also for the inspiration!

ATB
Rick

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Not seen this kit before (but have seen the markings). You have done a superb job on this - and extremely well weathered too.

 

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Thanks again for such positive feedback everyone. You can still pick this kit up and I highly recommend it to anyone keen to have a crack at it.

https://goo.gl/images/HQm7ll

I didn't meant to be too disparaging to Hasegawa as most of it clicks together really well. Also the instructions for painting are based on the latest photos of T6+DP

Paints are Gunze Acrylic

I gave the whole thing a highly thinned coat of Desert Sand before the final flat coat. Looking forward to getting my hands on the latest Airfix version for a comparison.

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Really nice Stuka there, looks great

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WOW !! very impressive build and finish.       Bob H.

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Excellent build, you have nailed the look of the real one.

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