Airfix 1/72 Junkers Ju87 B-2 Stuka – Battle of Kasserine Pass group build
Well here it is, just finished my 1/72 Stuka from the new tooling by Airfix.
Officialy from 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, “Immelmann” based at Tmimi, Libya in july 1941.
Airfix made fantastic work of the new tooling in 1/72. Lots of fine details, also inside the cockpit. The fitting of the parts is good in general. Some narrow tolerance when building the cockpit area, and just a touch of filler needed on some small fuselage seams. The painting is done using colors from Lifecolour with all the RLM colours from their program. Airfix provides Humbrol paint codes and RLM numbers as well.
The decals are thin and react well on set and sol. The snake on the fuselage comes in two parts on each side and requires some extra concentration as you can imagine. In the end it all worked just fine. Airfix also provides a lot of German stenciling on various parts on the Stuka, and amazingly it’s all possible to read in this scale, even the tire pressures are given, just great quality.
There is a choice to leave the cockpit open with separate parts, but I liked it better when closed. There is a lot of “glass” so you still can see the majority of the details inside. I painted the cockpit frame in interior gray first. After drying I added the camouflage pattern on the various frame parts. In this way seen from the interior the frame is grey on the inside.
For the antenna I used fine riggingwire from Ushi van der Rosten.
After a coat of matt lacquer I used some pastel powders for a touch of weathering.
I enjoyed the building of this kit, I’ll hope you like it as well.
Next model for the GB is the Italian MC202 “Folgore”
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