Battle of France/Battle of Britain Group Build – Airfix 1/48 Ju87B-2 Stuka
November 3, 2014 in Aviation
Here’s my Stuka 3 days late.
The modifications I made to the kit are:
True Details brass set and other parts used to dress up the cockpit.
Kit canopy cut into sections, windscreen and pilot’s canopy used as masters to vac-u-form new parts, Kit parts used for the gunners section with interior frame work scratch built
Kit gun barrels replaced with QuickBoost parts
Cross braces added to kit bombs
Clear cover made for the aiming window in the belly.
Sirens scratch build and added to both gear spats
Lens added to landing light, and pitot tube replaced with hollow tube.
Raised detail repaired with sprue and Archer rivets
White Ensign/Model Master/Polly Scale paints used.
Kit decals used throughout, except for “that one” which came from Xtradecal
Areomaster RLM 70/RLM 23 canopy framing decal cut to fit and used for most of the canopy framing.
After looking at pictures Ju87B-2’s involved in the Battle of Britain I kept weathering to a minimum and left the paint in a semi-gloss finish.
As always feel free to comment. A link to the in progress build follows the pictures.