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.
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