**** DONE: 1/48 Junkers Ju 52/3M - Jet/Recon/Transport GB

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  1. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    #1 Vic Balshaw, Feb 1, 2013
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    Username: Vic Balshaw
    First name: Vic
    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Pro Modeller Kit – 85-5944

    Extras: Eduard 48286 etched detail set. Aires 4078 Resin and etched detail set. Possibly a heap of scratch building and a lot of patience.

    Extras Edit: CMK 4034 Ju 52/3m g4 Interior Set CMK 4044 Ju 52/3m g4 Engine Set.

    For my second entry into this GB I thought something big especially after all that delicate rigging of the last GB, so what better than a rugged looking Ju 52. Not sure what I'm going to do with this one at the moment, the decals I have are for the Spanish Nationalist Grupo de Bombardeo Nocturno which for this GB is out of the question, this leaves me with the second option of 2./KGzb V1 Milos, Greece, 1941, which I am assuming was used in the paratroopers invasion of Crete on the 20 May 1941.

    As yet I've not opened the packets and have had only fleetingly looked at the instructions, but first thoughts turn to making this a bit of a fun build as the inside is full of minute detail and with it's size, one is thinking of a few real lights. Taking a lesson from my Catalina build in GB 8 a couple of years back, if using internal lighting, this time I need to make sure that what is being lit up, is also able to be seen. So my thoughts are turning towards possibly opening up areas on the external skin so that the internal detail can be better seen.

    I'm going to ponder these thought for a while as I concentrate on the initial Meteor build. So folks, for the moment I'm leaving all options open and will decide when the time come in which direction to jump.

    Oh, and yes, I am open to constructive suggestions with this one, providing they fit into the criteria of the GB.

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    You Must be building more shelf space to be doing this one in 1/48th!
    It will look great!
     
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    Certainly gonna take up some space!
     
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    I have one of those big devils sitting on my shelf right now. The great thing about the engineering of this model is that the top of the passenger cabin can be made to lift off easily. Also, in the military version, there is a large cargo door on the right side. The old "Wings of the Luftwaffe" series on this one shows this to great effect. I recomend watching it several times during the build.
     
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    Another fun build ! Old Iron Annie, herself !

    Charles
     
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    Ahoy Vic
    Very very nice sellection another Tante Ju A great kit you will enjoy this one parts go together very well without any fuss and the best feature of all the interier is viewed from removing the top section of the fuselage and you dont have to worry about any filler you will like that a excellent kit indeed.

    Boats
     
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    It'll look great with the all out treatment you used on the Catalina
     
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    Very cool I love Tante Ju :)
     
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    A worthy and relevant entry. No transport group build would be complete without this bird.
     
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    nice Vic, did look at doing mine but picked the Lizzie and Meatbox instead
     
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    Very impressive mouldings Vic - great choice!
     
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    I see some super detailing in this one...
     
  14. Vic Balshaw

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    Hope not to disappoint!
     
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    Another nice one Vic.
     
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    Thanks Jerry.
     
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    Good one Vic, and an impressive kit from what I've seen in the past. Got some cutaways and cockpit drawings if you need them.
     
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    Oh Terry, please, PLEASE……………………am desperate for some more detail. Am also waiting on a book that may which I hope will have some good stuff in it.
     
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    I found some great 'pit picts on google, when I did mine. There's one on a pole in Germany (done up as Goering's transport) that has the original colors and equiptment.
     
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