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Ted

Airfix 1/48 JU87-B

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I only have two WW2 airplane kits and one of them is a JU87, so I'd love to join if I may.

 

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Posted (edited)

Only two, but at least one is a Stuka :thumbsup:

 

Not sure about others, but I only see some text strings instead of pictures.

Cheers, Peter

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Hmmm, I'll look into it tonight at home. The pictures show up on my work computer, but I'll sort it out.

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I moved my pictures to Flickr and replaced them in this thread so hopefully all is visible.

 

Made a start on the cockpit. The kit figures are really good but don't fit the seats at all. I trimmed their butts and made a cushion with green stuff. I have to figure out the alignment of the pilot's left arm before gluing it on and painting the figures. The rear gunner needs to have his arms glued on after the fuselage is glued together so his arms can be fitted to his gun.

 

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Got the crew done.

 

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Good to see that you could sort out your pictures. And your crew looks smashing :thumbsup:

 

Cheers, Peter

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21 hours ago, Greg Law said:

Great start. Very realistic crew.

Thanks, I like painting figures.

 

17 hours ago, Basilisk said:

Good to see that you could sort out your pictures. And your crew looks smashing :thumbsup:

 

Cheers, Peter

Me too, thanks!

 

 

I got the fuselage glued together. It aligned really well, after some sanding and a bit of quick rescribing I only need putty in a couple spots. Primer may prove me wrong.

 

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A friend gifted the kit to me years ago, he's a proper airplane modeller so there were some Ultracast exhausts and vacuformed canopy. I think I would botch up the canopy so I will use the kit clear parts, but the resin exhausts look much better that the molded bits. It was hard to cut off the plastic exhausts without butchering the fuselage.

 

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On 1/12/2020 at 4:18 AM, Ted said:

Got the crew done.

 

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I will always allow credit to Airfix for bothering to include crew figures.  They don't have to be included on a model but you can't have a model in "flight mode" without a pilot.  (Ok, if he has bailed out, but generally - a pilot!)  A bit like radio control planes with empty cockpits, just wrong.  

Great crew figures, I hope they get home safe 🙂

 

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10 hours ago, Jeepboy said:

 

I will always allow credit to Airfix for bothering to include crew figures.  They don't have to be included on a model but you can't have a model in "flight mode" without a pilot.  (Ok, if he has bailed out, but generally - a pilot!)  A bit like radio control planes with empty cockpits, just wrong.  

Great crew figures, I hope they get home safe 🙂

 

Just for fun. Bring British,  you should say, I hope they become Pow's safely. 😎

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On 1/13/2020 at 7:23 AM, Jeepboy said:

 

I will always allow credit to Airfix for bothering to include crew figures.  They don't have to be included on a model but you can't have a model in "flight mode" without a pilot.  (Ok, if he has bailed out, but generally - a pilot!)  A bit like radio control planes with empty cockpits, just wrong.  

Great crew figures, I hope they get home safe 🙂

 

Thanks, me too, I get attached to them when I paint them.

 

I found a new favourite tool for applying tamiya putty. I got a pack of these silicone sculpting tools and they work well for pushing the putty around - it doesn't stick to the silicone.

 

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Nice progress Ted. The resin exhaust are definitely a great improvement.

 

Interesting way to apply putty. I stopped using tube putty and use now Mr Surfacer 500 applied with a brush for small fills and a CA/talcum powder mix for larger fills. It is interesting how we all develop a way to come to the same result using different stuff.

 

Cheers, Peter

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Thanks Peter, I'll have to get some Mr. Surfacer. I do need something better for small gaps.

 

I painted it! The dark green is too olive (XF-62) but it's the closest I have. The light green may be closer to the proper colour, it's XF-62 with lots of yellow. So much masking. Now I'll mask and paint the underside. Then the yellow and white bands. Then 50 decals.

 

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