Oh no!... not another one of those snake Stukas.... Hasegawa 1/48 Ju-87R-trop
Finally finished this one- a battle royal. The day I started this Murphy's law became the law of my bench. As usual, Eduard P-E cockpit & masks were employed and decals were from Eagle-Cals.
I added a few things here & there- scratched the armored headrest with the butterfly opening & made the spring from the windings of a G string (not THAT kind... you know, from a guitar 😉 ). Plumbed, hung & wired the drop tanks, lopped off the silly triangle excuses for flap/aileron actuators, etc.
This one's not fit for a contest table. but at least it's done!
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Very Nice Stan. From I can see I think it would be competitive at any show, Your paint work, and over all build looks great. I think its a real beauty ! ---- Well done !
Looks good except you forgot the snake decal on the right side.
Looks like a really fine job to me,up to the Traas standard. I learned a long time ago to admit to NO flaws if they are seen fine if not...:)
Looks pretty good to ME, Stan...I like it.
I think you did a fine job with it too ! I like how you replaced the flap and aileron actuating rods. Very nice indeed. Two thumbs up !
I would enter it in a contest in a heart beat...
I dunno I like the snake! Good job!
Looks like neat work from here, is it supposed to have a snake decal on both sides of the fuselage?
Well here's a thing.
Only this week I dug-out all my decals for early Stuka's and found that I have this (Hasegawa) part sheet. I had NO IDEA it was in the decal stash.
That said, do I really want to fuel the fire or should I simply build a BoB one from the upcoming Airfix kit ?
Enough blah, blah, blah - Stan that's a great model, would look fine on any contest table and would look very comfortable in my cabinet !
Flawless build and paint job. The snake is very attractive. Did the same aircraft some years ago.
Don't apologise for 'down 'n dirty' - it adds character!
Looks good from here Stan. Nice paint job too.
I really like it as Well, great build!
Looks great Stan !
Thanks for sharing this excellent build Stuka.
Stan, beautifully done! I'd be proud to put it on a table, anyplace.
Excellent. Well done. Also built this kit and it builds into a very good rendition of a Stuka
A fine job, love the snake.
Whatever charges were filed under Murphy's Law were obviously 'trumped up' but I think you must have been acquitted and fully exhonerated...what a wonderful job you've done on this, Stan - thanks for posting your beautiful work.
Fabulous Stuka! Love the scheme, and the weathering and finish work looks great. Winner in my book.
Beautiful work, the paint scheme is excellent.