GERMAN ANTI TANK ATTACKER JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/48

Box package of German anti tank attacker Junkers Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

Recently, I often build a model of the aircraft, this time try a Hasegawa after a long interval. It is a Stuka dive bomber. It’s better to say it’s an attack aircraft for amounting the cannons.

trouble on the body assembly, Junkers Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

I should have to glue the cockpit interior panel together accurately here, It intervened with the cockpit floor, and it was difficult to build in this module in the fuselage smoothly. I shaved the cockpit floor side a little, and it was put together by force, in case of me.

huge wing, Junkers Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

This huge wing. I drilled holes in the place of the mount place of the cannon.

seat belt of a third party to a pilot seat, Junkers Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

Because the area of the seat was not enough, I added a seat belt of a third party to a pilot seat and a machine gun seat. It becomes the accent and is a good feeling.
(08-March-2016)

assembly of Junkers Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

Speaking of which, In Japan, one of the manufacturer released the series of World War II Fighters, a total of 80 planes, 1/72 scale. When such a finished product is released, a person making a model seems to decrease. I am sure it would be spectacular once all completed. It’s about USD 1,500 for total collection. I wonder how many people in Japan would complete them.

cockpit was built in this Stuka body

Though I struggled, a cockpit was built in this Stuka body. I think a body of the Stuka is very slender.

canopy fitting, Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

The canopy fitting to the body is good. It seems complicated that the rear machine gun and some other parts built-in.

37mm cannons, Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

As for saying a Stuka tank buster, the 37mm cannons are the appeal point. However, these parts were not satisfied, the muzzle is not opened mold, and the hole on the side of flash hider mold was almost faded. It was disappointing that the best selling module was such a condition. But I would like to support Hasegawa basically. It is a very old kit now.

masking tape for the curved surface, Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

I tried using the masking tape for the curved surface released from Tamiya. The normal type masking tape was enough for these small windows, anyway, I would like to check the feeling. Because it stretches a little like the vinyl, it is likely to fit well on some degree of the curves.
(17-March-2016)

Between a spinner and the main body, Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

Between a spinner and the main body, I think there is a little gap, I sharpened the inside center of the spinner. That reminds me, I forgot to do working a propeller movable smoothly when blowing.

Now I’m sanding the surface and re-carved the mold, the next is painting.

Now I’m sanding the surface and re-carved the mold, the next is painting. The adhesive strength of the tape on the canopy declines when I leave it too much, and the masking tape seems to have been peeled off, I want to paint it early.
(20-March-2016)

I painted white for base color, Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

I painted white for base color to have vivid yellow.

It’s nice coloring.Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

Ummm. It’s nice coloring.

the RLM65 light blue of the Mr. color No.115, Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

I used the RLM65 light blue of the Mr. color No.115.

masking the under surface, Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

I think it takes much longer time for masking and use up much tape, the blowing time is not so long. I cannot paint neatly when I skimp.
(22-March-2016)

masking the under surface, Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

Maybe it was better to glue the legs and machine guns to the body after painting.

tried to blow worn down colored effect

This time, I tried to blow worn down colored effect in camouflage color. I intend no heavy weathering.

masking of German military plane

I used wasted paper and masking sol to save the masking tape, but after all, the tape is the best.

camouflage of German military plane

It’s difficult to mask the pattern completely same as the HASEGAWA instruction, anyway I could finish up the straight lined camouflage which was one of the feature of the WWII German airplane.

pasting decals to German anti tank attacker airplane

These decals should have a little darker print generally. I repainted the yellow thin part here and there. I leveled the writing brush spots with a sandpaper and sprayed in semi-gloss coating, it seems not so serious problem.
(02-April-2016)

German anti tank attacker Junkers Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48 build and painting to finish

I have completed the characteristic Stuka anti-tank gun loading which has inverted gull wings and fixed spatted undercarriage.

The 37mm cannon was equipped with 12 armor-piercing shell, Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

The 37mm cannon was equipped with 12 armor-piercing shell, total was 24 shells. This tankbuster performed an effective attack for a large number of Soviet tanks.

the steering was quite difficult, Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

However, the heavy weight equipment was the cause of lacking stability, and the steering was quite difficult.

Stuka was used until the end of the war, and 6,500 or more were produced in total.

Although it was an old design, Stuka was used until the end of the war, and 6,500 or more were produced in total.

The camouflage colors, Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

The camouflage colors were similar to the last Messerschmitt I made. It is sober colors, so I think the decals are important.

Luftwaffe Kdr./SG2 (2nd Ground Support Wing).

The marking is Luftwaffe Kdr./SG2 (2nd Ground Support Wing). Stuka was slow in speed and the air combat ability is low, so switched over to the Focke-Wulf Fw190.

I opened the muzzle of the 37mm gun and flash suppressor small holes.

I opened the muzzle of the 37mm gun and flash suppressor small holes.

It is difficult to put the spinner decal neatly. Stuka Hasegawa 1/48front face of Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

It is difficult to put the spinner decal neatly. I used the decal fit very much but had slightly wrinkled.

Because the landing light inside was empty, I fitted a clear plastic part.

Because the landing light inside was empty, I fitted a clear plastic part. When the inside was seen, it was so unattractive looking, I painted with clear gray and it’s like smoked painting. Slightly seeing looks good.

set up a metal wire antenna tightly

I could set up a metal wire antenna tightly, so I’m relieved. This is quite difficult, isn’t it?

canopy was finished neatly, I see the seat belt of the cockpit inside very well.

Because a canopy was finished neatly, I see the seat belt of the cockpit inside very well.

painting cockpit, Stuka Hasegawa 1/48I did the inking very dark color on the dark camouflage colors.

I did the inking very dark color on the dark camouflage colors.

painting of German anti tank attacker Junkers Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48This kit has only one kind of marking. Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

This kit has only one kind of marking. If other marks are included, it is more fun.

building of Stuka Hasegawa 1/48The body undersurface is in light blue and yellow, it’s a refreshing coloring.

The body undersurface is in light blue and yellow, it’s a refreshing coloring.

undersurface of Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

I did inking lightly on the undersurface, too.

undersurface marking of Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

The tire mold was emphasized the details to flow in beige color.

German anti tank attacker Junkers Ju87G-2

I intended to wipe off the extra paint neatly, but some of them are remaining. My naked eye is not reliable? In case the modeling of not so much weathering like that, I must have cleaned very carefully.

Complete workd of German anti tank attacker Junkers Ju87G-2 Stuka Hasegawa 1/48

I thought it wasn’t so cool with an old-fashioned design when having begun to build. After completed, it’s powerful and very wonderful. The gull wing like both hands were extended, it’s elegant and beautiful silhouette.
(04-April-2016)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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