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Kanonenvogel Stuka--Finished!


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After posting several completed models on this site I've decided to take the plunge with a build log of the Hasegawa 1/32 Stuka cannon bird. You are probably thinking: “great, another Rudel aircraft!†Not so fast—there were over 100 of the G version produced, and I wanted to do something different. I particularly wanted to do one that showed some leg—in other words, missing the spats!

Here's what I hunted and gathered:

Eduard interior photoetch
MasterCasters main landing gear struts (without spats)
Quickboost propeller blades
Quickboost exhaust
Voyager spinner
Voyager 37mm cannons

This will indeed be a Franken-Stuka!

Cheers, Tom

What I've done so far:
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Ouch! Have to readjust that buckle.
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Thanks--I appreciate it! To get this far:

1) Assembled, wired, and painted the walls and floor separately with Tamiya XF-24 or XF-63;

2) Seat cushion made from Milliput and painted with oils

2) Brushpainted Future over all surfaces preparatory to an oil wash;

3) Oil wash, mix of black, burnt sienna, burnt umber;

4) Drybrush with oils (black and white mix).

5) The knobs are two dimensional from Eduard, but a blob of superglue will sort that out.

 

I really like painting with oils because of the rich colors, and they are great for touch-ups since they do a great job of blending.

 

Cheers,

 

Tom

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Thanks every one--your comments and input are much appreciated. More progress today. I cut the rudder from the fuselage halves, and the part that sticks out of the rudder:

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I also sanded the inside of the rear fuselage adjacent to the removed rudder and glued the fuselage halves together:

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I cut away the rudder overhang from rudder all the way back to a panel line, so I can add a scratch replacement, and sanded back the instrument panel detail.

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Here you can see the rudder attached, and the added styrene.

 

Cheers,

 

Tom

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