Working on a Stuka.........

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    I have been working on a Revell Ju87D for a couple of weeks now. Of course, with 3 kids under the age of 10, I get about 15 minutes a week to actually get anything done on it! I'm not modeling any specific unit, I'm just trying to get it done and do a good job. I'll post a pic of it soon.

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    We will be waiting for this.:)
     
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    tom

    From what I have seen of your work so far......it leaves me in a state of anticipation.
     
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    I've got it pretty much ready for paint. Now if the kids will give me 8 or 10 minutes in a row to airbrush it!

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    8 or 10 minutes...with kids? Good luck. :lol:
     
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    Still working on it, guys. Kinda hard to paint it with my workshop jammed full of stuff from the side of the basement that got wet from a recent heavy rain..........

    :|

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    Still waiting for the pics.:)
    How severe rainfoll was at your area?
     
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    We recieved around 1.75" in a little over 6 hours. Enough to overcome our sump system and wet the basement a little.

    I started painiting it by hand last night. The camo pattern involves straight lines so I didn't want to wait 'til my shop was ready for airbrushing. I got about 10 minutes done last night......:lol:

    I'll do a little more tonight.

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    1.75" in 6 hours it seems to be really enough.On The Polish TV also said there has been a tornado in one of the state ( I don't remember which one ).I hope it hasn't been at your region.
     
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    No, it wasn't in Michigan. It was a small town in Kansas. 95% of Greenburg was destroyed by the tornado and at least 10 people died. Pretty grim news:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,270584,00.html

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    I'm working on a Stuka too, but there isn't much to show for it. I spend TOO much time on it.
     
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    My Stukas are still in boxes and waiting for assembling.I've found an interesting article about The Stuka model equipped with a torpedo.It looks very nice.The camo colours are different from the standard Luftwaffe one.I think my next model will be this Ju-87.

    BTW. How will it be looked like if you spend too much time on it ? It must be something excellent.
     
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    Any pictures coming soon?
     
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    as soon as possible. :)
     
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    Thanks looking forward to some pictures of what should be a lovely looking Stuka. Will it be one of those tank-busting stukas with the cannons or a dive-bomber stuka?
     
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    Hi HD !!!
    To be honest, neither a tank-buster nor a dive-bomber.It will be a Ju 87 D-4 Torpedo Flieger.Ju 87 D-4 was a variant of early D-1,D-3 and D-5 versions.It wasn't produced as a serial a/c, but some of serial D-1s,3s and 5s were adapted for carrying of a torpedo LFT-5b (weight 765 kg) or similar ones.These Stukas were tested in Rechlin in 1941.This Ju 87 D had longer shrouds of the first exhaust pipes (similar to the B/R versions) than the standard Ds.Its camo pattern was RLM 65 or 76/72/73.The 1:48 scale plastic kits of the Ju 87s were offered by Hasegawa.My Stuka will be an Italeri 1:72 scale kit of Ju 87 G "Kanonenvogel" + Revell 1:72 Ju 87 B2/R2 combination and a torpedo with its mount from Revell kit of Fw 190A-5 Torpedo-Trage.
     
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    Sounds great Wurger....!
     
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    And looks great.I have the "mini Replika" magazine no.31 with Krzysztof Sikora's article on the 1:48 Hasegawa model.An excellent work.:D
    Though I prefere the fighters it can be an interesting part of my collection.:)
     
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