1/72 Revell - Ju 87 R2 Stuka

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  1. Gak

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    After the last large scale project, I'm in a need for a smaller scale, relaxing, project. I got this Stuka few months back from my wife. She also builds models, but only Jets (waste of talent :twisted:). When I'm finished I'll build a small desert diorama, and give it to her in hope to bring her back from the Dark Side :lol:

    From what I saw and read about this kit it's quite good and accurate, however cockpit is poor with details, although there is a option to leave it open. Side panels are completely flat, so I had to scratch build them. I also added few details on the central part of the cockpit. I'm not happy with the gunners seat, so I'll also scratch build a new one. There is a also quite large gap between instrument panel and a upper part of the cockpit that I need to fill in. Here's what I've done so far...

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  2. Airframes

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    Looking good so far.
     
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    Very nice work!
     
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    I'll be watching this one closely. I've got this one on the shelf and have been staring at it. My version does not have the desert configuration though. Any pics of the three-view and decals?
     
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    Nice start mate, look forward to more...
     
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    To be honest all that glitters is not gold. The Revell kit is a quite old Italeri reboxed one. The main parts are a little bit oversized in my opinion. But comparing it to the Academy 1/72 scale kit its dimensions are really better.
     
  7. Gak

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    #7 Gak, Oct 27, 2011
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    I found these on the web.

    Now when I started the kit assembly I see that fitting is not so great, but with some putty and sanding it'll be a nice model. I had a bad experience with Revell decals before, I hope these will work better. Speaking of which do you know better stuka kit in 1/72 scale? If there is one, I would sure like to have it...

    I also built a new seat today... now it looks much better in my opinion...

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    Nicely done, much better than the kit part.
     
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    The Tamiya 1/72 Junkers Ju-87 B-2/R-2 - Stuka is re-packaged version of a plastic model kit originally manufactured by Italeri as well. The Academy kit seems to be better one. Its panel lines are more accurate and the main model parts fit to scale drawings much better.
     
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    Love the seat.
     
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    A nice start :)
     
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    doesn't look bad at all!:cool:
     
  13. Gak

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    Here's some progress on the model. Part fitting is not so great... It's not horrible either, but there is some putty/sanding time to invest in a build...

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    Good progress, looking forward to the next painting stage.
     
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    Me too. Looks quite nice.
     
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    looks great, i am in the middle of doing Airfix's 1/48 Ju 87
     
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    Nice work on the Stuka. I like the scratch work you did to the seat. Looking forward to seeing more
     
  18. Gak

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    Here's some progress I did in a last few days... And that's it from me for now. This project is on hold. I got my orders few days ago. I'm leaving tomorrow, and I won't be back for a year... In a meantime I'll continue to visit this forum and participate by commenting other peoples work. All the best gentlemen!

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    Looking very nice. :thumbright: However I'm not sure fully about the way you did the camo schme. But it is not so important. Keep working on that.
     
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    Looking good, and I hope you have a safe tour.
     
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