Airfix 1/72 Ju 87B-1 Stuka
Here is my 1/72 Airfix 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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