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"Old Revell" Ju 87B Stuka: FINISHED

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Keith "the Reanimator" Allott is back with a Stuka that he rescued from Ebay.

 

I bought this one to replace my 1/24-scale Airfix kit which sat half-made for seven years. By the time I completed it I wasn't happy with it at all and it was way to big for me to start a collection of them.

 

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Somebody already started this one, so I have had to dismantle it so I can do the cockpit the way I want.

I'm only going to add a few small extras this time.

 

Oh no! Not again...

 

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Unfortunately, the old Snake decals are long gone but I bought some very nice Eagle Strike decals which have a Rudel scheme I like.

 

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The interior looks pretty good, so I might just give it a re-paint and stick it back in after adding some little extras.

 

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The seats and machine gun are no good. I'll make some new seats and grab a gun out of the spares box.

 

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Want to have a go at cutting out the instruments and putting them individually. Saw somebody else do this and thought it looked great.

 

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Hi,

 

I would like to comment on the gun.

 

AFAIK,and do correct me if I'm wrong, the MG you want to use is an infantry MG with wasn't used in planes.

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Do correct me if I'm wrong, the MG you want to use is an infantry MG with wasn't used in planes.

 

Oops! sorry about that, I'm a dork... problem fixed (I hope)

 

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The reference for the MG15 came from the most unlikely source. You guys'll love this. http://www.tk409.com/images/mg15_measurements.jpg

 

... And a nice new back seat. Remember, this is a PE free zone- 1 back seat = about 2 hours. NOW I'm cross eyed!

 

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After three goes at the pilots seat, I came up with someting I was Ok with. Looks eerily like the kit one I took out...?

 

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Had a guess with the harnesses. Buckles are made from some .012mm styrene I found.

Time for some paint.

 

Hooray!

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The MG looks much better now.

 

I hope you didn't glue the barrel yet. You might have trouble getting it trough the hole in the clear part.

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Am going to leave canopies open. The gun will be attached to the rear canopy and yes... it comes apart.

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Cockpit is almost ready to go. I caved and painted the instrument panel.

 

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Like this site really needs another pic of a Stuka cockpit!

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Inspiring stuff Allok.

I've got the Hase Stuka underway, just been doing a bit on the cockpit, and seeing what you've scratch built in comparison is fantastic!

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...Seeing what you've scratch built in comparison is fantastic!

 

It's all smoke and mirrors mate.

If I had a better camera, you'd all be pointing and laughing. :lol:

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New flaps, cannons and pitot. The hand grabs and the vents have also been opened.

 

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Flaps in down position. New hinges, acutuators and counterweights.

 

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Jeez...reanimator is right. I just love all your styrene scratched details. The gunners seat was insanely good.

 

Love watching your builds Keith and thanks for the tips. Great entry mate

 

Cheers Matty

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