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Death from Above…1/48 Junkers Ju87D-5, Royal Bulgarian Airforce

Built in 2013.
The Model shows an a/c that flew with 1/2 Szturmowi Orliak in September 1944. At this time Bulgaria had already changed sides and fought with the Soviets against the Germans.
Not 100% sure about the white ID markings but they seem plausible. The ususal yellow IDs for this area where most probably overpainted to avoid being mistaken for a Luftwaffe a/c and being shot down by the Russians.

Used a Hasegawa kit. The decals are a mixture of Kagero, Kora and LF Model. The last two ones aren´t the best but workable. The missing pilot headrest was done with a part from the spares box, the raised wing walkways were done with plastic stripes. The add-on armour on the pilot fuselage sides were done with plastic sheet. The inner canopy frames were done with grey isolation/electrical tape. Also added some plastic sheet to the lower frame of the pilot´s sliding canopy so that it overlaps the fuselage and looks more like the original, the Hasegawa canopy isn´t completely correct.

Painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, EZ-Line was used for the antenna wire.
Kagero´s Ju87 Vol.III book was used as reference.

20 additional images. Click to enlarge.


7 responses to Death from Above…1/48 Junkers Ju87D-5, Royal Bulgarian Airforce

  1. That’s a beautiful Ju-87D, Reinhard!
    I love the scheme!
    Well done!

  2. It all works the paint job and the canopy framing, along with the dirt and grime on the undersides adds to look and feel of a Ju-87D in theater. Like the photography too. Capturing a model that is painted in a disruptive paint scheme and making it look whole and in focus is a art form un to its self.

    Two thumbs up Reinhard.

  3. Very fine looking Stuka, Reinhard.
    That is indeed a great scheme.

  4. Great work all around, particularly the canopy and the camouflage.

  5. Camouflage paint is exceptional.
    Bravo!
    regards

  6. Whew – love that one! Especially the scheme – paint and markings. I was trying to get the sequence for getting those light-colored lines, and it looks like they were painted over the 2-tone green scheme, but also mottled with some other color or just not painted thoroughly so they appear mottled. Can you tell me how? I would like to do something similar.

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