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David Paul Cope
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Junkers Ju 87 A2

November 19, 2023 · in Aviation · · 17 · 198

This is the scale offering from .

The kit is definitely not for beginners, having many fit issues especially when joining the wing to fuselage, which required copious amounts of filler to correct but nothing that couldn't be overcome with a little persistence. The original canopy had gone seriously yellow and required replacing. This involved a friend of a friend over in the USA making a new master and vacforming a new one, for which I am eternally grateful!

I finished it as a aircraft with the early 61/62/63/65 splinter. The decals were generally ok but a couple had gone brittle with age and were a bit of jigsaw puzzle to reconstruct. Minimal weathering was applied as I doubt the aircraft would have acquired much wear and tear in service. I will at some stage do a proper base and add some ground crew figures "bombing up" the aircraft with an SC 250.

Despite the problems, I found it an enjoyable kit of an early which, as far as I am aware, has not been kitted in 48th by any other manufacturer.

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17 responses

  1. Love this and anything to do with Condor Legion

  2. This looks great ! It’s the first Ju-87A model that I recall seeing! You done excellent work on it.

  3. Fantastic result on the challenging Special Hobby kit, David!

  4. That looks great David. Super build with really neat subtle finish. Nice one πŸ‘

  5. Fantastic work on that splinter scheme. Great looking build (@davecope109).

  6. Outstanding modeling!

  7. Yeah, this one's it in 1/48 for the early Stuka. Having done this monster myself once, I can say you have definitely produced a triumph of skill, talent and tenacity over plastic. A war you won superbly with this excellent result.

  8. Nice work! That’s the only option in 1/48 but Trumpeter has done it in both 1/32 and 1/24……..

  9. πŸ™‚ ... Greetings ... πŸ™‚ :
    Always like seeing a Stuka model and this one is no exception.
    Very rare is it that one see's an A2 version, and yet in the Splinter scheme.
    Nice work David.

  10. Excellent result, David @davecope109
    Also the splinter camouflage came out superb.

  11. Really nice model of a obscure stuka. I really like the full wheel pants fo the A models. Excellent work David. I have the Trumpiter 1/32 scale kit. I was kicking around the Condor legion scheme, but wasn't sure. Seeing your my have made up my mind.

  12. Beautiful work, David @davecope109! πŸ‘ Man, that canopy looks sharp! πŸ‘

  13. Beautiful job on my favorite WW II airplane.

  14. Absolutely beautiful build especially considering the kit. I love that early splinter scheme and you did a superb job with it. I love the early Stuka with the extra large pants on the landing gear.

  15. A real beauty - love that scheme on the Stuka. Well done!

  16. Excellent job on that A model. I did this one when it first became available, also in Spanish colors, so I know how much work you put into this one!

  17. Thank you for all your kind comments guys. πŸ‘

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