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Junkers JU-87B-2 S1+GK Stuka 1/48 Airfix

Hey all. I just wrapped up this build on the JU-87 flown in Derna, Libya (North Africa) during the summer of 1941.

This kit came together beautifully, with only a few minor hiccups. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in building a Ju 87 in the near future.

My work in progress article can be found here if interested -

Overall I am satisfied with how the build turned out, but am welcome to any and all critique and criticism.


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19 responses

  1. Great work! Brilliant weathering.

  2. I’ve lurked occasionally on your WIP thread and I must say Keith this Stuka looks terrific. I am yet to try this kit, perhaps in a couple of years once I build the two Hasegawa Ds I have in the stash.
    Very solid build and paint

  3. Perfect finish, Keith @greenterrorz
    Your result on this Airfix Stuka really makes me eager to start mine as well.
    It was a pleasure to follow your thread.
    Well done.

  4. Excellent result, Keith, and a great build thread!

  5. Nice work on this. The Airfix Stuka is a great kit.

    For comment: this is not a criticism, more likely a matter of personal taste, but I find that an extra pass with the final finish colors over the pre-shading can be very helpful in getting a realistic "used" result. The heavier pre-shading is a big deal in the Spanish School, but it can make for a "cartoonish" result. Myself, I go for lighter pre-shading and some post-shading combined. Just my two centavos - food for thought/consideration. The model is very nice.

    • I agree with you 100% Tom @tcinla. Unfortunately during my build, I had got the decals on before coming to the same conclusion. It needed one more pass to lighten the dark lines a tad bit more.

      Inversely on my last build, I went to heavy with the final coat and covered the pre shading a bit too much.

      This was my second time applying pre-shading to a build. Hopefully, the third time is the charm.

  6. Nice work, Keith. Makes me want to start mine.

  7. Good looking Stuka! I always like the desert schemes.

  8. Nice job Keith, she looks great.

  9. Well done Kieth - the end result is absolutely gorgeous.

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