Italeri Ju 88 A-17 in 1/72 scale
March 14, 2015 in Aviation
Hi, here is a build of mine, from the past. Not from my stoneage but quite old, done in the 2000-2002 time frame.
If you build the Italeri offering of this well known type, you can do what ever you want, it won t look like a Ju 88 build from the box. That kit was probably the first time, that i noticed, a bad looking kit is not only my fault.
While the wave pattern, sprayed free hand on,looked quite good, i decided to make some changes, to bring it more to the real thing.
-the nose cone got some strokes with a sanding stick
-The props were shortened to achieve the look of the massive wooden propellers
(the two this engine nacelles are way to slim, so undersized props are not to bad)
-the undercarriage is way to long, i cut of most of the oleo strut and the tires lost some air pressure
-the brooms protruding out of the canopy were cut back, the simulate the look of the MG 81
– The canopy was polished and got a layer of clear
The L1 code of KG 26 should be the small one, may i change this in the future.
The rebuild and the pix were done in fall 2014.
Could be a Ju 88 ? I hope you like this oldtimer
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