Group Build. JU-87B Stuka, Italeri 1/48
For my first time in a ‘group build’ I chose the Italeri 1/48 Ju-87B Stuka. It is also my first German aircraft, which I am generally challenged by since many of them have such complex paint schemes, and I am a ‘hair brush & rattle can’ guy, not an air brusher. But this one’s scheme seemed doable. I also chose it to help complete my dive bomber collection, it fits well with the Dauntless and Val kits I built earlier this year. I find the whole concept of a dive bomber to be one heck of a idea…what nerve it must have taken to do that!
The color scheme and decals are one of 4 options the kit offers: “3/Stg2, France 1940” so that is it’s credentials for the group build.
The colors are Model Master Green Drab over SAC Bomber Green, thinned well and brushed on, then a black wash was applied over them with gray pastel chalk whisked on top of that. The underside is ‘German Aircraft Gray’, mixed with blue, thinned and brushed on and had the washes applied as well.
I didn’t know what I was getting into with this one, so i allowed plenty of time, starting it at the beginning of September. I see a lot of models posted here that pretty well astound me – this is maybe not that good, but possible the best yet for me. I have been eager to share it here, and well if you are reading this, it’s Oct. 31 in my time zone, so I don’t think I am jumping the gun!
Please excuse me for posting so many photos, they came out good too I think.
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