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BIG Stuka - Airfix 1/24 *Masks*

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1 hour ago, dodgem37 said:

 

A dab of liquid cement will smooth things out.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

 

Hey Mark, just did that and it worked a treat! Funny how you forget the basics sometimes.. 

 

thanks ;)

 

Guy

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Thanks Erwin,

 

So far, I certainly don’t have any complaints!

 

Having cleaned up the parts for the engine, I can only say, what a great job Airfix have done here. Despite it being from the 70’s it puts many modern kits to shame. It will look good straight out of the box, or be a great start for the super detailer. I will add my usual generic detail. Again, as with the cockpit, I shall probably add the wiring and piping after she’s painted. 

 

Here’s how she looks in the flesh:

 

 

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And a few goodies arrived today in the post.. I’m leaning towards the standard European option on the masks?

 

 

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Thanks,

 

 

Guy

 

 

 

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Awesome progress so far. Despite the astounding levels of flash, I always find myself drawn to these old kits. I find them hard work, but so rewarding when completed.

 

Cheers,

 

Tom.

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On 3/12/2019 at 2:12 PM, Tomjw said:

Awesome progress so far. Despite the astounding levels of flash, I always find myself drawn to these old kits. I find them hard work, but so rewarding when completed.

 

Cheers,

 

Tom.

 

Hi Tom,

 

I totally agree, there’s something satisfying about these kits. I made the old Revell 1/28 Fokker Triplane and despite it being from 1958, had great fun making stuff for the cockpit etc.

 

Just a quick one on the HGW belts - damn, these are so lovely:

 

 

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I've nearly finished the cockpit and engine. Will post photos shortly.

 

 

Guy

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Great work Guy on the Airfix Kit. I am impressed by the quality of this kit in spit of its age! 

As for the markings, I have an inclination for the desert scheme, but if you make just one Stuka, the European version is perhaps the most typical and representative option.

Alain

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4 hours ago, Smeds said:

"I’ve added seat cushions from Milliput, the gunners seat would really give you a sore a***"

 

I believe the crew sat on their parachutes.

 

 

Yes, good point. Although I have seen a period photo with cushions in...

 

 

4 hours ago, Alain Gadbois said:

Great work Guy on the Airfix Kit. I am impressed by the quality of this kit in spit of its age! 

As for the markings, I have an inclination for the desert scheme, but if you make just one Stuka, the European version is perhaps the most typical and representative option.

Alain

 

Thanks Alain. Still undecided! 

 

I’ve just about finished the cockpit. A couple of odds and bobs to add. The HGW seat belts really bring it up a notch. Apart from that, I really haven’t added that much which I think is testament to the kit. Hair spray for the wear and tear. Generic placards from Airscale.

 

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Guy

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49 minutes ago, Guyman1 said:

Gee that's nice mate love way this is coming together

 

Guy

 

Thanks Guy :)

 

I’ve finished the engine - minus plumbing, which I’ll do as it gets fixed in place on joining the fuselage. Again, you have to marvel at this, nearly, 50 year old kit. There aren’t many better engines that I’ve come across barring Tamiya & Wingnuts all these years on. So how you see it here is effectively how it comes out of the box. The only change I’ve made is to hollow out the air filter (it was moulded solid) and add a mesh to add some depth. Still some more weathering to go but I’ll do that in situ once the plumbing’s done. I’m going to have the lower panel in place so I won’t go overboard with detail on the base of the engine. I prefer this look as it keeps the overall shape of the aircraft at the front.

 

Thanks,

 

Guy

 

ps I was going to replace the ignition wires but the plastic parts seemed pretty good to me - and they are separate, not moulded on like most kit engines I’ve come across.

 

 

 

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That is really nice! It will look amazing with added plumbing; hard to believe how old this kit is. Stands up pretty darn well with the new Airfix 1/24th kits.

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Thanks Brian, Ray and er.. the mongoose :)

 

I’m on a roll at the moment and can’t leave the kit alone. It’s just too much fun!

 

Airfix does give the option of showing off the gun bays and I’m doing just that on one side. I’ve added a little detail and I’ve used a Master Barrel MG as a 21st century twist. It really is a huge leap over the kit part.

 

 

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Cheers,

 

 

Guy

 

 

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