converting revell 1/32 ju-88 to ju-188

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  1. brewerjerry

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    Hi
    Just a random anyone know if it is feasable ?
    any conversions out there yet,
    or is it to big a job, and time for a reality check by me ?

    Anyone got a copy of the old airfix magazine ju-88-188 conversion article, they could send me a scan of or tell me the issue date ? (around 1971-3 ?)
    cheers
    jerry
     
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    I think all is feasible.There is a couple of aftermarket rasin sets for Ju188 offered so it is possible to make the conversion.
     
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    Haven't seen the conversion kits Wojtek mentioned, but it should be feasible/possible anyway. The wing is longer, the tail and fin are different, there are fuselage differences, the engine nacelles are a different shape, and, of course, the entire nose is totally different. Other than that, not much different!!
    But seriously, the basics are there in the kit, as they were with the real thing, so, especially with a conversion kit for the nose in particular, it should be very possible, although will take some time and work.
    I used to have that issue of Airfix Magazine, but unfortunately the collection had to go when I moved house - wish I still had them all. It may be that Guttorm (JU88A1) might have some info though, either personally, or at the Museum. A PM to him might be worthwhile.
    Hope you can do it, as I'd love to see it. Good luck.
     
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    Wouldn't be easy, quite a few major differences as Terry pointed out already, but 'where there's a will, there's a way!'
     
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    There is no plastic we can shape....:lol:
     
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    A roll of drums, the flashing lights, and enter....the Plastic Surgeons!!!!!
     
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    Like the 'Six million dollar man' - "we have the technology, we can rebuild him!" :lol:
     
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    Mmmmm...interesting....canopy would be a challenge!
     
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    It sure would Wayne, that whole nose area is fairly complex, and the extended wings would be interesting to do too.
     
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    No picnic, that's for sure..!
     
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    Maybe you should think it over Evan....The Revel 1/72 scale kit for Ju88 can be a good basis.
     
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    Look at all these plastic cutters flashing their stuff, thinking that they're all "IT"....:lol:
     
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    Not just 'thinking' Jan!!! (only kidding of course! :lol: )

    ...Sounds like an interesting idea Wojtek..I have a Revell Ju 88A-4 going nowhere in a drawer...
     
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    The same here...:)
     
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    #17 A4K, Aug 8, 2009
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    What do you say... group conversion..? :D
     
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    It sounds good indeed.
     
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    Thia could be good!
     
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    I see..... When they suggest a group thingy, it's a good idea. But when I suggest another one, I get dragged to the gallows! :lol:
     
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