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Marty Sanford
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Airfix 1/72 Ju 87B-1 Stuka

May 19, 2019 · in Aviation · · 11 · 5.2K

Here is my Ju 87B-1, kit #A03087, my first model completed this year.

Eduard PE Interior, 73-543; Canopy mask CX 436.

Rear gunner's MG 15 is a resin and brass Eduard “Brassin” item.

Kit pilot's canopy was separated from the stationary center section. Pilot's hood replaced with a vac item from Squadron and slid open.

Uschi elastic line used for the aerial wire.

Camouflage from AK Real Color for the RLM 65 undersides and RLM 70 Black-Green. RLM 71 was mixed from Tamiya Acrylics, post-shaded with AK RC RLM 71. Yellow stripe on spinner was sprayed with Tamiya acrylic, them masked with Tamiya tape before spraying RLM 70. I found that a 22mm outer-diameter circle, it matched arc needed to mask the stripe.

Decals are a mix of Xtradecal and the kit's markings.

Kit pitot was replaced with a brass rod.

Paint chips along wings and walkways is from a sharpened Prismacolor silver pencil (argent metallique).

Final flat coat is Windsor & Newton Galleria Acrylic Matt medium, thinned with Vallejo airbrush cleaner.

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11 responses

  1. Excellent first posting, sir...welcome aboard.

  2. An awesome build, great looking Stuka! Welcome to the site.

  3. Fantastic work, love the paintwork and all the details. And...welcome to iModeler.

  4. Great work Marty! I love the work you did on the canopy. Very effective.

  5. welcome to imodeler marty...the stuka is a fine piece of work...i still remember your stunning hellcat from the other place

  6. Very convincing Stuka! Bravo

  7. You have definitely started off with a great looking Stuka. Welcome aboard and I’ll keep looking for future builds coming from you.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.


  8. Nice work Marty

  9. Marty! Glad to see you here! This is a fantastic job!

  10. a beauty of a Stuka - nice paint and detailing work.

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