Airfix 1/72 Junkers Ju 87 B-2 Stuka

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  1. copcheck

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    #1 copcheck, Dec 25, 2011
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    Finally got this one done.

    It was my most challenging build thus far, but I'm not terribly displeased with the outcome. Some joints were bad, however this is a dated kit and I think I'm spoiled with newer ones.

    It won't be my last Stuka and I'm looking forward to using this as a learning project for my next one.

    Feedback and advice welcome, I'd like to hear where I can improve.

    Thanks,

    Jon
     

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    Nice work!
     
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    Looking very good Jon. But there is something wrong with these tonalities of paints. But it might be because of the camera and light when taking these pictures.
     
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    Looks nice to me, the decals on the underside look odd to me, perhaps it's just me.
     
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    I think it looks good, Jon!
     
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    Thanks guys.

    The top paints are Model Master RLM 70/71 and the underside is RLM 65.

    Viking,

    The decals are out of the box, is it the placement that is off or the actual decal?

    Thanks again,

    Jon
     
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    Looks quite excellent, I can't see anything to nit pick at all.
     
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    Hi John, I think it's the placement that looks a little odd. I'm used to seeing the marking go over the dive brakes, but I'm sure there are variations of it so it's probably fine. Really nice job over all.
     
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    I think you've done justice to a marginal kit.
    Ed
     
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    Not bad at all, a nice recovery from the problems you had.
     
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    I think it looks pretty good Jon. I agree with David on the underside crosses. These were usually placed centered at half chord and would have gone over the dive brakes and about half way between wing tip and wheel.
     

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    Thank you all for the feedback guys.

    The underside decal placement is an error with Airfix it appears. If I can I'll scan the instruction sheet so you can see for future reference.

    Looks like I've learned a lesson to research rather than rely on the instruction sheet.

    Regarding the paint, am I correct with RLM 70/71 topside and RLM 65 under?
     
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    That would be correct Jon. The MM paints are pretty good in my opinion but I've found that olive colours come out a bit off on the screen. You should be fine.
     
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    For all of the problems you had, that came out very nice Jon! Good work.
     
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    With all here Jon. Very nice work sir for all the trouble you went through.:thumbleft:
     
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    Yes you are correct Jon. It is the correct camo scheme for the dive bomber used at the period of time. But neither RLM70 nor RLM71 were of olive tonality. Also the RLM65 was a little bit more of light blue tonality. Your one looks like RLM76 that was more greyish paint.

    Anyway I agree with all above. A very nice final effect
     
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    Hopefully it is just my camera, 5.2 mp Fuji, nothing special.

    As always Wojtek, I appreciate your feedback and help!

    Jon
     
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    I have thought the same.

    And you'r welcome. :)
     
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    She looks good to me Jon but the decals on the underside jumped at me but chaulked it up to be marginally awake(no coffee) Cheers
     
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