JU87G-1 Stuka "Tank Buster", Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Russian Front, 194?

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  1. Florence

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    #1 Florence, Feb 12, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011
    Username: Florence
    First Name: David
    Category: Beginner
    Manufacturer: Academy
    Scale: 1/72
    Model: Ju87G-1 Stuka 'Tank Buster'
    Details: Piloted by Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Russian Front, 1943?
    Accessories: Maybe some simple scratch building.

    I will stick my hand up for this one as well with the original tank buster. Nice kit.
    More info to follow.

    Pictures courtesy of IPMS review (my camera is doa atm).
     

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    Nice one! Could you please add the scale to the title and kit details, thanks.
     
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    Nice. We have Sturmovik in a group build, so it's only fair to have Stuka too.
    I was actually considering whether to do Ju 87G myself, but decided to go with the Fw 190 this time. Anyway looking forward to your work.
     
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    Nice David, it's always good to see a Stuka on the go it's a plane with character.
     
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    nice one David!
     
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    Gud one indeed mate!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement. Could a moderator please fix the title - I dont seem to be able to edit it.
     
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    If you click the Edit button in your first post and then Go Advanced one you will be able to change the title of the thread at the first line of the opened windows. Just click the title in the bar there to set the blinking coursor for writting. But you have to know that too long title might be not shown fully.

    Anyway a nice choice of the model. Looking at these pics you got really the kit for the G-1 variant of Stuka ( the wing is of the shorther wingspan ). But make it sure you want to make the variant but not the G-2 ( longer wingspan). Unfortunately Academy offers the same kit of the G-1 with two different wings. Also you have to know that the front part of the fuselage ( the engine cowling section ) is about 4mm too short than it should have been.
     
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    Thanks for the help Wurger.
     
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    #11 Florence, Feb 15, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
    Some pics of Ju87G (for discussion purposes). Note the wheel spats have been removed on some machines.
     

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    Good ones David. If you haven't already, take a look at Dan's (Lesofprimus) Stuka build in the Heavy Hitters GB. Lots of good info in that thread.
     
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    Nice. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    David, This is a model I built a while back of the same plane. Ju 87G-2 Sturzkanpfflugzeug Luftwaffe Kdr./SG 2 Kanonenvogel Han Rudel Russia 1943
     

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    #15 Florence, Feb 15, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2011
    Beautiful! Nice job on the paintwork. I actually have two Academy 1/72 Stuka Gs that are different boxings - "tankbuster" "kanonen vogel". Same model different decals.
     
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    Thanks david, that's a 1/48 scale, don't remember the kit maker any more. As to the rest, most of the credit goes to the guys on this forum. I've learned more in the year I've been here than in the 40 years I putzed around on my own.
    As to the decals I just put on what the kit had, never did the research you are doing. Same for the info. that's just what the kit instructions had
     
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    Judging by the wing tips it is the G-2 variant and the entire model looks like a diecast one. Also the Werk Nummer at the top of the fin was of the white colour. And the swastika was of the white outline type...according to a picture of the G-2. But Florence has the G-1 wing coming with the Academy kit.
     
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    Cockpit together. Had a go at adding buckles to the tamiya tape belts. Maybe slightly overscale but 'experience is the best teacher'. Will see what a coat of paint does.
     

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    Paint applied. Detailing to come.
     

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