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Winter Camo Ju-88 - Airfix 1/72 - Resin update 23/01


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Hi guys, welcome to my build.

Airfix's Ju-88 A4 which will be done in winter camo. I may add some aftermarket, I haven't decided.


Are the kit decals OK to do a winter scheme or shall I get different ones? Was just going to use the A6+HH, not all the other markings.

Sprue shots: (Sorry I don't have a box shot, it got cut up and recycled into bulkhead templates!)

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Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

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Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

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Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

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Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr



Roll on the 19th!

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Hi

 

I´m in no way an expert of this unit, but as I have the same kit I have found some information. Airfix made a mistake with the kit decals as A6+ stands for Aufklärungsgruppe 120, not KG30. That should be 4D+ as in the new Revell kit. 1.(F)/120 was mostly stationed in Stavanger-Sola in Norway for most of the war. That location gives them mostly recon/anti-shipping missions over the North Sea so I´d say they were seldom painted in a snow scheme. Hope this helps? If I have written something awfully wrong I hope someone will correct me, please!

 

V-P

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You could stick with the KG30? I´ve read a book written by a KG30 Junkers- pilot Peter-Wilhelm Stahl; "Kampfflieger zwischen Eismeer und Sahara. In meinem Fall: Ju 88". Highly recommended! He fought at least one winter on the eastern front and has his planes codes usually mentioned in text too. At least his "Cesar" 4D+CP that he used in Finland, is available by Techmod  http://www.techmod.pl/aviation-72/72139-junkers-ju-88a-4. That´s in green/green but with black belly.

 

V-P

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Cheers VP. I'm looking at doing the 'white squiggly lines' all over the camo for the winter scheme? Ideally I want this to be as authentic as possible. Could I still stick to a KG30 machine ?

Edit, Just found some decals which work so will be going for them! Cheers.

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Just ordered Quickboost exhausts, decals and Pavla wheels. Will post photos once it all arrives! :)

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Just been looking at this kit as I want to rescribe it (hunting for my scribing tool and I've lost it! :weep: ), test fitting the clear parts with a taped fuselage and it's really showing it's age. Still, it shall be fun! (Hopefully! :fight: )

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Cheers Cliff, Might be ordering some more AM yet, just unsure what as I don't want to go to 'OTT'.

 

Well..I found my scriber (it was hiding in my Learjet box!) and also my rivet wheels for my Trumpeter riveter which I also lost, so after 2 hours of cleaning snow from my drive way (It's shared with my landlord) I come back into the warm and got cracking. Will get some photos up later! :)

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Update time, due to the weather *sigh* I decided not to open work up yesterday and spent all morning clearing the snow with my neighbour, a tasty grilled breakfast and some model making! :)

 

I've got quite a bit done, photos below show yesterdays work, but have done more since and will carry on through the day, Filling etc! (Note; the surface is alot smooter now)

 

Overall view of the fuselage

 

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Airfix Ju-88 1/72 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

 

Scratch built ariel - excuse the dust.

 

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Airfix Ju-88 1/72 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

 

Overall view of the underside of the wing. All rivets have been removed on both wings and fuselage.

 

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Airfix Ju-88 1/72 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

 

Poor fit gear doors, will be filled, scribed.

 

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Airfix Ju-88 1/72 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

 

School boy error here ( :blush: ) I fitted the wheel part inside when dry fitting it all, taped the wings together. Went and had dinner, come back thought it was all OK and glued it with Plastic weld, so it is well and truely together. The wrong part is fitted so I've had to make a little bracket and fit that up inside, once the gear legs are modded slightly it should still sit at the desired height too. Also thinned out where the open door sits as I've decided to get AM ones.

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Airfix Ju-88 1/72 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

Injection marks on the flaps

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Airfix Ju-88 1/72 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

Top wing surfaces all scribed, first time I've scribed a kit and I'm happy with the result. Washed to show lines.

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Airfix Ju-88 1/72 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

Riveted detail, also a first. I've had to mod my Trumpeter riveter though as you can't see the wheel and where it goes!

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Airfix Ju-88 1/72 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

Poor fit on the cockpit section

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Airfix Ju-88 1/72 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

Also, for those that have seen I've not painted any cockpit sections, this will be blown in with a airbrush, as I'm putting in no detail on the interior what-so-ever! :)

Thats it for now though, more tonight all being well. Have a good day!

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Keep up the good work.

Outline wise how is this kit as it seems to have been around forever. Even 20+ years ago Ray Rimmell kit bashed it with an Italeri 188.

Trevor

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Cheers guys,

My word that is an old kit!  Some great work to get the best out if it Radleigh

Andy, any idea when it was released? No date on the kit as it is the new box version. All filling & sanding done. Joining wings soon then a bit more filling/sanding then I'll get some more photos up.

Looking forward to doing this squiggly camo! :)

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Andy, any idea when it was released? 

According to my Airfix book - 1964!  Hell's bells - I was 2!   :yikes:

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I wasn't born! :whistle: The reason I chose this kit was I had one when I was a nipper so I wanted to redo one and actually finish it etc! Still got my old original box up in my dads loft.

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Thought I would get an update done before dinner.

 

Rear gear doors all filled

 

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Airfix Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

 

One side scribed and riveted.

 

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Airfix Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

 

The kit's cowling, not happy with the overall look..

 

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Airfix Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

 

So I thought about cutting each petal out, still not happy.

 

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Airfix Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

 

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Airfix Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

 

 

More on that very soon, have looked at photos and I've decided on another route.

and a look at the wing, not finished with the riveting, quite enjoying this part, Unsure on how accurate the rivets are and they could do with being closer to the panel lines but with some paint on, and the weathering I'm planning they should be OK.

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Airfix Ju-88 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

and if anyones interested a modded Trumpeter Riveter, so much easier!

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Modified Trumpeter riveter wheel. by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr

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