Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Iain (32SIG)

1:32 Junkers Ju-52 - Spanish Civil War Bomber

Recommended Posts

Hmmm...

I know not of the hatch of which you speak...

<scratches head>

Suspect you are right re. sprung doors - I haven't yet found a pic of open doors...

Need a good googling methinks! ;)

Also - I have some good Ju-52 books I've amassed - will see what wisdom they spout forth ;)

Have FUN! :)

Iain

Edited by 32SIG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

- sorry Iain , the hatch i was refering to is the one by the 'ladder' in the earlier photo posts .ju52003-1.jpg

this one -ju52004-1.jpgthe 'cut out' went a little further back , to accept the stowed dustbin ,

just visible here ju52_0-1.jpg

Edited by blimp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah - yes - spotted those a while back :)

I'm pleased that the sketch I posted earlier mirrors this - I love it when a plan comes together! :partytime:

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i just noticed the profiles #8 + #9 don't have painted windows ! - if accurate , some colour schemes that wont obliterate my hard graft ! :P

i always fancied an ex DHL/bombschule plane .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i just noticed the profiles #8 + #9 don't have painted windows ! - if accurate , some colour schemes that wont obliterate my hard graft ! :P
i always fancied an ex DHL/bombschule plane .

Well spotted! Hadn't noticed that!

Another item for me to research - now - where did I put those bl**dy books (and, no Walrus, they're not where the sanding bar was!) :)

If I can find some pics I'll let you know...

Iain

Edited by 32SIG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

good egg , and i'll see if i can get some drawings done .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW - Just re-read your comment about the floor hatch - I take it you realise that is the top of the cut out mentioned on the sketch immediately behind the bomb aiming fairing and above the dustbin?

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW - Found some larger res images:

interior1k.jpg

interior2f.jpg

10282256.jpg

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes , just that the hatch itself is smaller than the cut out underneath .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah - yes - I see what you mean - again - hadn't spotted that! :fraidnot:

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

- i'll have to brush up on the underfloor structure now :banghead: - i wonder what state the casa at duxford is in , i've got my ticket for this weekend . . . . :rolleyes::photo: yay!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i can certainly try , anything in particular ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Engines and undercarriage I guess...

The sorta stuff that doesn't normally get captured for posterity...

Anything helps! :)

Still looking for those books - will report when I find 'em.

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

no problem Iain , BTW the engines on the scw machines didn't have aircleaners , and wore out rapidly in dusty conditions . this was corrected on later aircraft . ( the initial airlift of francos troops from morroco reduced the contingent to only four servicable aircraft ! )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
no problem Iain , BTW the engines on the scw machines didn't have aircleaners , and wore out rapidly in dusty conditions . this was corrected on later aircraft . ( the initial airlift of francos troops from morroco reduced the contingent to only four servicable aircraft ! )

Blimp - I'm really glad you're part of this madness - I'm learning some great stuff - hadn't spotted lack of aircleaners yet - I *really* owe you that beer - Telford? :)

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimp!

I found my books! :yahoo:

  • Model Fan Encyclopaedia No 4 - Junkers Ju 52
  • AirDOC 01 - Junkers Ju 52/3m
  • Schiffer Military History - Junkers Ju 52
  • Squadron Signal In Action 186 - Junkers Ju 52
  • Luftwaffe at War - Junkers Ju 52 The Luftwaffe Workhorse

And one has got a bit of a piccie of the bomb sight - will scan...

Now - off to bed with a hot chocolate for a serious coat of looking at! ;)

Iain

Edited by 32SIG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmm - also found my stash of SM-79 books - fighting the urge to dig out the ID Vac in the loft...

<must not be sidetracked>

<must not be sidetracked>

<must not be sidetracked>

<must not be sidetracked>

<must not be sidetracked>

<must not be sidetracked>

Anyone got a straitjacket I could borrow? :banghead:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brilliant photos there Blimp - good find!

To sidetrack slightly - this film sowed the seeds of interest in the Ju 52 at an early age - Where Eagles Dare:

name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>">
name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350">

And some nice flying shots of a restored airliner

Iain

Edited by 32SIG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to see this is back on the bench Iain.

It'd be nice to see it at this year's Telford.

Matt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It'd be nice to see it at this year's Telford.

Matt

Hiya Matt - that's the plan! :)

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all...

Well - looks like I've found my mojo on this project - feeling really inspired - just need to keep the momentum going now - and having this thread running is a bit of a monster in that now I feel duty bound to feed it! :deadhorse:

First off - as stated - found my books during the week - something that helps no end:

156ju52007.JPG

And there are some excellent line drawings:

156ju52008.JPG

And a book I'd forgotten I had!

156ju52010.JPG

Now - to make a start of some 'twiddly bits' - namely the instrument panel. Tonight I drilled all the instruments out with a 1mm drill bit - followed by 1.6mm - and finished off with a needle file and some fine wet and dry. Next stage is to thin the panel on flat wet and dry until it's almost paper thin - it will then form the top layer of the panel 'sandwich':

156ju52004.JPG

156ju52005.JPG

And for some not so twiddly bits...

I'm keen to get the fuselage to a state where it's stable and I can detail it. To this end the first step is to fill the lower rear fuselage panel.

This was removed, as described previously, so I could replace with a neater representation of the corrugated skin - and I've managed to acquire plastic sheet of suitable pitches to be able to do this.

156ju52003.JPG

Unfortunately the panel as moulded wasn't square so I need to clean up and 'balance' the opening before I cut out a suitable panel from the corrugated plastic stock.

BTW - I first got hold of these sheets to scratchbuild a 1:32 Tupolev TB-3 - but that's another pipe dream :)

TB-3

avv199704_2.jpg

Back to the Ju-52...

156ju52001.JPG

156ju52002.JPG

Oh - and Blimp, this is the bombsight pic - not brilliant - but if usefull I'll scan.

156ju52009.JPG

And talking of nice Mr Blimp - I've resized and printed the DSAC Bomb units he kindly drew up - next stage - photomount spray onto thin card stock ready to be cut out - only three sets to make! :banghead:

156ju52006.JPG

That's all for this installment - hopefully more over the weekend...

Iain

Edited by 32SIG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

good news with the books Iain , the plastic sheet is a great result too . you're winning ! :lol: the photo of the sight is a big help as i was going for something like this sight.gif

Edited by blimp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not winning yet...

OK - a little more progress before bed...

Opening for rear panel has been cleaned up and made symmetrical - scalpel and sanding stick:

156ju52011.JPG

156ju52012.JPG

Some corrugated sheet cut oversize based upon the piece removed from the kit:

156ju52013.JPG

Then a centreline marked (wouldn't do for the corrugations to be wonky!) and the oversized piece lined up and taped to the underside:

156ju52014.JPG

Lining up the centre on the front edge...

156ju52015.JPG

And the rear...

156ju52016.JPG

Next - airbrush fired up and some acrylic black sprayed from the inside to delineate the area of the corrugated sheet that needs trimmimg to fit:

156ju52017.JPG

156ju52018.JPG

And the result:

156ju52019.JPG

Carefully fitted in place and bonded edge to edge with Plastic Weld - difficult as the plastic is very thin:

156ju52021.JPG

Once that had dried - thick superglue along the inside of the joints - zapped with spray Kicker:

156ju52020.JPG

And some Milliput 'plugs' strategically placed ready for the next stage - a resin pour. Not pretty - but all this will be hidden:

156ju52022.JPG

And the Milliput that was left over used to fill a concave area under the nose:

156ju52023.JPG

Have fun - and dig those vacforms out of the loft!

Iain

Edited by 32SIG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...