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Mig88

Junkers Ju 188A-2 - 1:72 Italeri

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Hello. Here is my Italeri 1:72 Junkers Ju 188A-2 U5+KH, of 1./KG2, Luftwaffe, based at Bron, Lyon, France, autumn 1944.

I completed this kit in 2005.

The cockpit was incorrect so I scratchbuilt a new one. The top turret interior was also modified as that of the kit was more correct for the Ju 188E/F variant. The exhaust flame dampeners came from a scrapped Dragon He 219, if I recall correctly. Several other details were added.

The main scheme was painted with an airbrush. Decals came from a Begemot sheet.

 

Thanks for looking and, as always, all comments are welcome

Miguel

 

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That looks rather nice. I've one to do myself one of these days & your tips about the interior are very welcome. Thanks.

Steve.

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Looks cool, especially given the age of the kit!

How did you make the squiggles on the rudder? 

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12 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

Nice

 

8 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Lovely finishing, Miguel. Well done.

 

7 hours ago, stevehnz said:

That looks rather nice. I've one to do myself one of these days & your tips about the interior are very welcome. Thanks.

Steve.

Steve, the AJ Press book on the type was invaluable help here.

 

2 hours ago, Doc72 said:

Looks cool, especially given the age of the kit!

How did you make the squiggles on the rudder? 

I first tried doing them with the airbrush but failed miserably so I resprayed the green and made them with brush, adding some dry-brushing to give a faded edge.

 

44 minutes ago, Hairtrigger said:

Splendid result...  That canopy is well done... Did you use a mask set? 

No. I masked it myself!

 

Thank you very much everyone.

Miguel

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Really nice `188 there, looks great

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Beauty! I built one of those over 40 years ago. It didn't looks as good as yours, though.

 

 

Chris

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Really nice Ju 188. I really like your paint scheme. I did one of these back in the eighties. It was one of my favourites.

At the end of this month I will be going to house sit for a month like I did last year. That is when I did the Do 217's cockpit.

So I will be doing the same thing for my Ju 188A 1/48 build, which will be a lot trickier because of all the photo etch I will put into it. 

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Beautiful Ju-188! That's a great paint scheme.

 

Regards,

 

Jason

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Great job on that ancient kit!

Scale is simply too small for my old eyes, so I wish s/o would produce an 1/48 kit.

Regards, Richard

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Very nice result!

Cheers

J-W

 

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Many thanks to everyone!

I had previously built this kit back in the 1980s too so this was my second go at this kit!

 

Miguel

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On 3/16/2019 at 8:36 PM, Mig88 said:

 

I first tried doing them with the airbrush but failed miserably so I resprayed the green and made them with brush, adding some dry-brushing to give a faded edge.

 

 

I also failed so far to airbrush these squiggles/Wellenmuster/Mäandertarnung. Your technique seems to be good approximation. Probably decals would be the best solutions. Something like Mike Grant decals has done for the Italian "smole rings"-camouflage or Tamiyas decals for the new Ki-61.

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Excellent. I love the paint scheme chosen. 

 

Good cockpit details too. Shame the canopy frames are a bit wide, but that's Italeri's fault, not yours!

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Great work, it must been a real struggle given it's age..... I think about the phrase... "It's not about the kit, it's all about the modeller"....

Cheers

 

Pd: love the camo and the cockpit.

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On 18/03/2019 at 00:09, IanC said:

Excellent. I love the paint scheme chosen. 

 

Good cockpit details too. Shame the canopy frames are a bit wide, but that's Italeri's fault, not yours!

 

On 19/03/2019 at 17:25, glatisant said:

A magnificent looking aircraft. Super build in every respect.

On 19/03/2019 at 21:47, iggy86 said:

Great work, it must been a real struggle given it's age..... I think about the phrase... "It's not about the kit, it's all about the modeller"....

Cheers

 

Pd: love the camo and the cockpit.

 

On 19/03/2019 at 21:55, phildagreek said:

Nice!

Thanks a lot to all!

Miguel

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