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Paul van Acker
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1/48 Junkers Ju188

October 2, 2015 · in Aviation · · 25 · 2.5K

Just completed. Hope you like. Added Fu-200 radar. Rest is out of the box. It was a fun paint job and build. And as always, the last pic refuses to upload the right side up. Always happens... Wtf...:)

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  1. Nice! I love these Luftwaffe squiggle camo schemes. Yours looks great.

    • Thank you. It was very bright when completed, so I dulled it a little. Most camos like this were fairly bright at first, but many pics show it sort of faded. I like it like this. 🙂

  2. said on October 2, 2015

    Absolutely beautiful. Superb finish. Two thumbs up on this build. Well done!

  3. Great work Paul, the glazing must of been a pain to mask?
    The squiggle camo looks effective too.
    Well done mate.

    • Thanks mate. The masking was ok but the painting took a few goes. I've done it on a Ju88-S, but still struggled this time. There's probably four layers of paint on the tail section, from re dining it. Lol. Worth it.

  4. Very nice Night Destroyer.

  5. Really nice, Paul.

  6. Nice all around job, Paul...I like it! I see from that last pic it does aerobatics as well, huh? 🙂

  7. how did you do the squiggle camo? always mess this up, great job

    • It's airbrushed free hand. Had problems. Lol. Over spray etc. I went back with the Rlm 70 to tidy it up a few times. Then back to 76... then back to 70... Nightmarish but worth it. 🙂 Thanknyou.

  8. Nice work. BTW - you don't have to go out of your way with neatness on the squiggles. I've seen photos of the process - two or three different guys with spray guns, each doing his own take on what should be, with no points for "neatness." In other words, you can get away with a whole lot on those things and be "right" every time.

    Nice work on what I personally know isn't one of the "easy" kits.

    • Very true. I thought of that at the time, and should have let some of it be as it was. Just couldn't help myself. Lol. Thank you. It's definately not the easiest kit, but still easier than some of the limited run kits I do, which I know, you know about too. The Fiat Br20 I'm in the middle of, is really annoying, but still worth it. That'll do now for a while. I'm really excited about doing some Japanese subjects now. Love that weathering. 🙂 My Br20 will be in Japanese markings, with Italian paint. Awesome. 🙂

  9. Tough, fiddly kit resulted in a really nice build. I like it.

  10. Very nice build. Was the radar brass?

    • Thanks, Greg, you beat me to it. Whose brass? I sure wouldn't want to scratchbuild that array. Sheesh!
      Paul, beautiful result. I just managed to get one from one of the folks in my IPMS club. I hope mine turns out as well as yours.

    • Thanks guys. Much appreciated. JT was a photo etch set from Master Models. I think they are the inky knee who do this set. I'll. be valley not to do one again too soon, but of course, was very well worth it. I love radar on the nose. 🙂

  11. Paul, Very nice work here. Your camo work is excellent.

  12. I love the details on this (the radar and the canopy masking especially), and the paint finish looks great too!

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