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Francisco Santoro
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Hans Ulrich Rudel´s Junkers Ju 87G-2

December 25, 2018 · in Aviation · · 7 · 2.1K

My first proper , it´s the Ju 87G-2 in 1:48. Although it´s not a proper G-2 (it has the B wings), I did enjoy building it. Care must be taken when attaching the fuselage/wings, because there´ll be a step if left untreated. The best course of action is to glue a sprue on the bottom of the fuselage and check if the step has been eliminated.
Another area of problem is the mount for the rear machineguns. First, it doesn´t have the hole opened, second, if glued as is, it won´t let the cockpit floor seat flush with the fuselage, and you´ll get a gap. A big one.
Decals were of the new Hasegawa quality, which conform easily to the panel lines and have white whites. I practised on this kit to get the crosses in their correct position on the first time without needing to correct them. Wings were easy, the fuselage crosses were a bit harder to add since I had to check alignment constantly. It´s practise so I can use the Eduard sticky decals later.

If I were you, I´d give this kit a pass and get the Italeri G, which is the newest tooling.

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  1. Stunning Stuka. Your subtle weathering has turned this one into a winner. Rudel, the ultimate Stuka ace and highest decorated German of WW II, is a legend in his own right. Well done!

  2. Nicely done Francisco

  3. Well done. I love the finish on that.

  4. Very nice - a lovely Stuka!

  5. Well done, Francisco. I didn't realise it was brush painted until the close-up shots. Sweet!

  6. Nice work. The wing actually is the extended D-5 wing, as it should be for a G-2.

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