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Calling all Ju 88 aficionados... In the September 2000 edition of Scale Aircraft Modelling, there was a feature by Neil Robinson called 'Battle over Bridlington Bay - 15 August 1940'. This described a raid by approximately 50 Ju 88s of KG30 based in Denmark, made up of A-5 bombers and C-2 fighters. The latter variant is the one I am looking for help with for a 1/48 model. I am using the Special Hobby Ju 88C-4 boxing as my starting point, and also have the AIMS Ju 88A-5 correction set / A-1 conversion set. Although I've also seen it stated that the C-1 variant was the type used at the time of the raid, I would be inclined to trust Mr. Robinson over 'the internet'. None of my Battle of Britain references mentions Ju 88 fighters at all, and I have no books that detail the differences in Ju 88C sub-versions. From what I can glean from the net, the C-2 was based on the A-5 bomber, although Special Hobby's instructions state that the C-2 was converted from the A-1 with short span wings. Which is correct? From an armament point of view, I believe the nose part is correct with three MGs and a cannon. The introduction in the instructions states that the C-4 introduced two additional forward firing cannon in the gondola on some machines, so from that I'm assuming these would not be appropriate for the C-2? Regarding cockpit guns, the SH kit replaces the ICM main canopy part with one that doesn't have a flexible forward facing MG through the windscreen. While it is 'just a colour profile', the SAM article illustrates the C-2 with such a gun, and if it was converted from a bomber after leaving the factory (my speculation!) then could it be correct? Finally (for now!), any idea what the dorsal rear gun configuration should be? Special Hobby offers three different options in its C-4 kit: single gun in circular mount; two separate guns in circular mounts; or two separate guns through standard rectangular panels. Any help on the above would be much appreciated! Mike
Sitting here waiting for Paint to cure on one project and rain prevents me from going to town sanding on another, I've managed to get myself all figity and bored (not a good combination) .So what's a model builder to do? Sit around longingly at the projects stalled? Never I say! Must bash bits of plastic even if its small bits. So rummaging around in the stash I happened upon a little gem of an idea for a build(definitely does not bode well). What do you get as an offspring if an Avro Lancaster and a Westland Lysander mate? druuuum rollll.... rim shot! The Westland Wendover! I have to ask... What were the British designers smoking when they cooked up this amalgamation of spare parts lying around? Thank god they weren't sharing. With out a doubt this is the Ugliest Aircraft ever flown. I actually blame @Heather Kay for this She started wo wonderful 1940 projects and that started my rusty mental gears creaking. That or I'm just well, you know, Totally Mental. But on the plus side it starts out with this nifty 2nd hand Hawk Westland Lysander kit in a most wonderful hideous brilliant green. And a resin conversion set, of dubious quality that I scarfed up for a mere pittance. I think it's a knockoff of a legit conversion, but for 20$ I won't complain. No instructions, but, ehhh, who needs 'structions. and I have a nifty set of gun barrels for the rear turret. At least I think that's a rear turret. But on the list of things to accomplish with this build 1. Needs an interior 2. Needs a decent Bristol Perseus II engine 3. Needs a Nash-Thompson 4 gun rear turret. 4 Need to keep Sane Should be a walk in the park....right? All Comments, suggestions, ideas, or ribald statements behind my back are always welcome.