1/72 Revell Junkers Ju 88C-6c

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  • Michael Turner said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Along with the “Gunna Build” competition ( see https://imodeler.com/groups/work-in-progress-aircraft/forum/topic/three-me-262s/), my club has an annual “Build a B#%@#$” competition in which a draw is held and old, poorly fitting and otherwise difficult kits are assigned to each member to build following “Out of Box” rules. This year we are able to substitute decals and build a scheme other than that given in the kit.
    My draw this year is the 1/72 scale Revell Junkers Ju 88G-6c.
    The cockpit is minimal, the fit looks to be average, there are sink marks and raised rivets all over.
    Let’s see if I can turn this into a silk purse.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    I’m sure you will present a jewel, Michael @michaelt!
    I have a soft spot for kits like this!
    Please sign me in!

  • Michael Turner said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    G’day Spiros,
    That was a quick response!
    Good to have you on board.

  • John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    A beautiful plane.
    Looking forward to the outcome, Michael.

  • George R Blair Jr said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    I am a big fan of old Monogram and Revell kits. I bet you can turn this kit into a winner, Michael (@michaelt). Of course, masking the canopy might be interesting.

  • Michael Turner said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    I have until the first Sunday in November to get this done.
    Keep in mind, this is an OOB build.

    Well, I’ve made a start.

    As you can see, the cockpit is made up of two parts, the floor with very basic molded seats and a control column.
    There is no instrument panel, side detail or rear bulkhead that would feature the radio and navigation electronics.
    Nor is there any forward armament.
    Three seated figures are supplied.
    I’ve decided to just paint the rear fuselage inside a very dark grey and the cockpit RLM66 and leave it at that.
    Unfortunately, the canopy is quite clear…

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  • Michael Turner said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    I’ve also glued the fuselage halves together.
    Fit is OK except for a concave centreline along the forward lower fuselage.
    There are a few sink marks and a bunch of raises rivets all over the kit that I will be sanding smooth.

    2 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    That’s a good progress, Michael!

  • John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Nice start, Michael.
    First Sunday in November, that’s just 6 weeks.
    With my modelling speed I would not be able to achieve that.
    Good luck in getting it done .

  • Erik Gjørup said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Must be itching to scratchbuild just a tiny bit of detail. That may turn out to be the biggest challenge on this OOB build?

  • Michael Turner said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Thanks, @JohnB.
    I also have the three Me 262s to finish by the same date for the “Gunna Build” contest.

    I just finished last years “Gunna Build” on the weekend. ;~)
    It took this long to complete the last 10%.
    I’ll post photos soon.

  • Michael Turner said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    You’re right, @airbum.
    That’s why I’ve just painted the cockpit dark grey and am leaving it at that.
    Then I sit on my hands until the urge to change something goes away.

  • George R Blair Jr said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    This kit seems to have some real challenges, Michael (@michaelt). A concave fuselage will be really hard to fix. Lots of putty perhaps?

  • Michael Turner said 2 months ago:

    Well, after a lot of putty and sanding (in part to get rid of those awful rivets) the fuselage looks like this.
    Those dark rectangles on the nose are slots where the radar antenna slot in. The upper and lower antenna are joined by a piece of the fuselage that sits in the slots. More filler will be required there.

    4 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Michael Turner said 2 months ago:

    I’ve also sanded the tail plane and wings smooth and am working on the engine nacelles (they’ll need more putty).

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