Hans Ulrich Rudel´s Junkers Ju 87G-2
My first proper Ju 87, it´s the Hasegawa 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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