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Shelliecool

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About Shelliecool

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  1. Shelliecool

    JU87G-2 Stuka

    She's finally on her wheels! Spot of weathering to do (I've some great reference pics from Cosford to help me here) and a few tiny finishing touches and she's done.
  2. Shelliecool

    JU87G-2 Stuka

    I'm not sure why I picked that one up really, I guess I was intoxicated!!! Thanks Michelle
  3. Shelliecool

    JU87G-2 Stuka

    Been to my first model show at Milton Keynes today....... murm........may have been a bad idea!!
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    JU87G-2 Stuka

    So with my replacement canon's having arrived, I set about building them (before I lost them all over again!). Last night I masked them up and airbrushed the blue parts, and tonight I will spray the other sections green.
  5. Shelliecool

    JU87G-2 Stuka

    I was going to, then I read on the Internet that some people had tried before and got no where, so opted for the easy option. Thanks Michelle.
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    D-Day Double build.

    Having added the props, exhausts, pitot tubes, masts and other tiny pieces, last night I began weathering. I mixed up some black and earth weathering powder with thinners, and did a pin wash over the panel lines. I have also added some exhaust trails. Next I plan to add a little Chipping, and seal it all in with a matt coat.
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    JU87G-2 Stuka

    Popped to the sorting office this afternoon to collect a parcel, and...... Yay, it's arrived so tonight I can crack on with my Stuka.
  8. Shelliecool

    JU87G-2 Stuka

    While I wait for the replacement canon's to arrive (complete with a whole new kit ), I got down to applying the decals to the aircraft. These seemed great, nice and thin and settled into place easy enough. However, even with a good coat of gloss varnish there is a little silvering, that said it's really brought the Stuka to life. https://www.flickr.com/gp/149247612@N04/28m6Hz https://www.flickr.com/gp/149247612@N04/UnMkJ9
  9. Shelliecool

    JU87G-2 Stuka

    Disaster has struck! Last night I gave the build a coat of Quick Shine in prep for the decals, this went well and I was relatively happy. Then I discovered I have lost both cannons. Having searched everywhere (even a weeks worth of rubbish 🤢) I am resigned to buying a whole replacement kit just for the cannons!
  10. Shelliecool

    JU87G-2 Stuka

    Having masked the Stuka carefully, I mixed up some Revell black green and set to work. I do like airbrushing with Revell acrylics, they are pretty consistent and give a smooth finish. Once she had dried for 30mins I removed the masking and left the build over night. The lighting isn't great, but I'm really happy with the abstract camo look.
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    JU87G-2 Stuka

    The previous post was from 2 days ago (I didn't realise I hadn't uploaded it!). In the mean time I have airbrushed the lighter green (it's actually Revell's dark green). The paint went on well with my usual mix of 1:4, and a couple of drops of flow improver. With the paint now dry, tonight I will mask her up again and apply the Black Green parts of the camo scheme.
  12. Shelliecool

    JU87G-2 Stuka

    I'm pleased to say I have managed to correct my chevron problem. Having sanded the wing down, sprayed blue over the top, last night I carefully masked the chevron in the correct position and sprayed it yellow. I also masked and painted the yellow lines on the top side of the wing, so now she is ready for masking and the first green coat to be applied to the top side.
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    D-Day Double build.

    Quick build update, last night I carefully applied the remaining decals to the aircraft. With micro sol these have settled nicely into place leaving me to seal them in with Quick Shine gloss tonight. There are a couple to small touch up jobs needed on the invasion stripes but other than that she looks resplendent....... Well I think so anyway.
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    D-Day Double build.

    So several weeks after airbrushing the black areas of the Stirling, it was finally dry. Because it's been so long I'd forgotten where I'd got to on the build, but a quick refresh of the instructions and i was ready to give the aircraft a coat of Quick Shine gloss. I left this to dry over the weekend and last night began applying the decals (I will add the small parts such as pitot tubes at the end). The decals were good, not too thick, and with micro sol have worked a treat. The top side of the aircraft is almost done, so tonight I will work on the sides of the fuselage.
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    JU87G-2 Stuka

    Got it in one, the yellow chevron was in the wrong place (goodness knows what I was looking at!). Hopefully I'm in the process of fixing it now. Thanks Michelle.
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