1/24 Airfix Ju-87B-2 Stuka

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  1. ScanmanDan

    ScanmanDan Member

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    My latest journey into building my childhood dream kits.

    Slowly working through an Airfix Stuka. Bad case of AMS is setting in but enjoying myself none the less.

    Pics.

    Rebuilt the chin radiator.

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    Added some bit and pieces and a touch of paint.

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    worked on the MG15

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    Have made a start on the cockpit.

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    Reworked the spent ammo case bag to look like canvas.

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    The kit has been a joy to build so far. Wish I could have afforded one years ago I could have had so much fun dive-bombing my little green army men.

    They wouldn't have stood a chance.

    Dan
     
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    Nice work sofar, like the engine detail 8)

    Cheers

    Mike
     
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    I agree, I love the engine.
     
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    :shock: Stunning work!
     
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    Really nice start.
     
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    fantastic start and looking kit

    Roman
     
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    Great job mate!
     
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    Very nice - love the rad and engine.
     
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    Now that is some detail... :)
     
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    Love the detail work!
     
  13. ScanmanDan

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    Thank you all for your encouraging comments. I have taken a bit of a break from the Stuka this week and have been bashing on an 1/24 Airfix Fw-190a-6.

    I'll post some progress on the Stuka soon.

    Dan
     
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    Would love to see pics of the 190 as well.
     
  15. ScanmanDan

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    Got the Stuka bug again.

    I wanted to replace those ucky rubber wheels. Went to the bungalow to get the moulding rubber and oh no! I'm out... Off to the shops and find that the kind I usually use isn't easily available but you might try this Sir.

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    Okay it's a bit pink but who am I to judge...

    Followed the directions and got this.

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    Which made this.

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    I'm pretty stoked. This Pinkysil only takes about 40 minutes to set opposed to the 24 hours of my old casting silicone. and works a treat. Even with really old casting resin it produced excellent results.

    After a horrible week I get a win! I'm off to make a couple more. Only need to drill out the axle, I never expected that to cast well, to paint and then mount into the spat.

    Happy Dance....


    Dan
     
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    Nicely done Dan!
     
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    Smashing!
     
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    Brilliant! Always wanted to know how the two halves of the mould are made, or cut, accurately, and how the locating pins/holes are made?
     
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