Airfix 1/24 Junkers 87

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1 year 6 months ago #1 by gepete
Airfix 1/24 Junkers 87 was created by gepete
I'm building this model out of the box. I'll paint up the crew to fill up the cockpit. The interior cockpit pieces are painted Gunze RLM02. The firewall is not the kit part, which was missing. Airfix didn't have a spare so I made a replacement out of plastic card.

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1 year 6 months ago #2 by Maarten
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Great start ......I like it

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #3 by IAN
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Very good start. Must get back to my 1:32 build soon.



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1 year 6 months ago #4 by Nosferatu
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What they said!! Gonna be a big bugger!!

"Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most"

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1 year 6 months ago #5 by Flying_Kiwi
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What a great start, i have this in the stash so would love to see what you do,... already some good pointers here!

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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #6 by Bishop
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Always wanted one of these. Watching watching...

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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #7 by gepete
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Thank you everyone for your kind comments and encouragement. You will see now that the fuselage is assembled with the wings. I haven't done all this in two days! I spent about 10 days just gluing together subassemblies. It all fits together really well. The kit is a nice combination of lots of detail but not too big a parts breakdown, and the whole thing feels amazingly robust. If you are considering a good Airfix 1/24 kit to cut your teeth on go for the Stuka. The Hurricane goes together okay but I couldn't get the cowlings around the nose to fit. The Spitfire has defeated me for the moment. I'm also building the Typhoon at the same time as this and it's great, but with all the parts can be a bit overwhelming. Getting the cowling to fit around the engine is a bit tricky, it took me about 2 hours of fiddling about. The Glycol Cooler on top of the engine needed to be moved about 5mm from where the instructions suggested. I also cut off about 1cm from the front of the bracket the exhaust stacks are attached to on the side of the engine to get the side cowls to fit. The fit of the side cowls is still not perfect, I'll try and reduce the thickness of the front exhaust stack to improve this. When I fitted the rear stabilisers I fitted the struts to ensure they were level. I've taken them back off to make it easier for the painting to come. There was quite a gap at the join at the fin but I filled this with plastic card. Another missing part was the fairing and horn balance on the end of the stabiliser, I made a replacement with some plastic card and a couple of small bomb halves. I've attached a picture showing the Stuka with its 1/72 counterpart!
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1 year 6 months ago #8 by Fritz
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Looking very nice!

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1 year 6 months ago #9 by Grant
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Nice work. I built this several years ago and it was awesome fun. From memory the only difficulty I had was fitting the cowl.

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1 year 6 months ago #10 by Bishop
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Good stuff so far. I’d love to build this.

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1 year 6 months ago #11 by Tiger
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Wow another biggy to watch come together.......cool :)
Looking good

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