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#1 Thomas Lund

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 08:21 AM

Bought this Ju88A-1 when it first came out - embarrassingly many years ago - and found that the A-1 really didn't do it for me. So I decided to get some bits from AIMS to covert it to a C-6, the 'famous' one with fake glass nose

 

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So... that was allright but I seriously underestimated the challenge of changing the A-1 flat one gun rear canopy to a A-4 type bulged two gun canopy and so it stalled.

 

Some years back I got my hands on a L'Arsenal conversion to the canopy but it really didn't make it take off.

 

I hope it will now...

 

Here is how it looks today

 

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Edited by Thomas Lund, 01 July 2017 - 06:28 AM.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 09:27 AM

Looks like you got a fair way into it too.



#3 Thomas Lund

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 10:59 AM

Looks like you got a fair way into it too.

 

All the easy bits Brad


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:29 AM

By the way - the wing on the left shows that this kit was extremely close to dying the airbrush test target death...


Edited by Thomas Lund, 01 June 2017 - 11:29 AM.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 12:03 PM

Glad to see she did not meet that fate Thomas! Love the C-series 88's, and I am looking forward to see you save her. This group build is an awesome topic, and I just went looking through the stash to see what has been stalled......yikes.

Looks like I am going to need to make a list...... :doh:

Looking forward to your next update!

THOR    :ninja:


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#6 Shawn M

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:39 PM

love that pic of the gun nose over painted with faux glazing


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 12:36 PM

It looks to me that you are nicely into the build. The Ju-88 is one of my favorites. I will be watching your build vicariously as this is one of the variants I actually decided not to build. Hmmm. Maybe I should drag out my "A-4 Torp build. I will have to train my airbrush to do the wavy camouflage.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

Those AIMS kits really need a whole lot of work & determination, worth it in the end though.


Edited by DeanKB, 04 June 2017 - 01:18 PM.

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#9 Thomas Lund

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:28 AM

Irritated about the ailerons on my Ki-45 I decided to do something to my Ju88

 

Since I started from an A-1 I created some problems for myself - the canopy and engine nacelles, which I have stolen from an A-4 kit I bought for later conversion into a Ju88G og a Ju188. But one thing was not so simple. On the back of later models Ju88's there is the embedded direction finder antenna which was not on the A-1. I couldn't steal that from the A-4 kit since it would be needed, so I cast a copy - here seen with guide flaps for alignment in the fuselage

 

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A great big hole was cut

 

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And it was dropped in

 

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Gaps filled with chunks of styrene and superglue and then sanded flush

 

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And then a layer of Tamiya surface primer to check for flaws - still a few to fix but overall ok

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:38 AM

Good to see this one back, Thomas!

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:51 AM

Wow, interesting work will be! I'll watch. At the moment, in the work itself, an alteration from the original analogous set :popcorn:

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:55 PM

Thomas,

How do you plan reproducing the fake nose glass?

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:36 AM

It was simply painted on the original, so I plan to do the same. Light blue 'glass' and white frames






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