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

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 BOX PACKAGERecently, 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.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 MAKINGI 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.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 MAKINGThis huge wing. I drilled holes in the place of the mount place of the cannon.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 MAKINGBecause 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)

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 MAKINGSpeaking of which, In Japan, one of the manufacturers 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.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 MAKINGThough I struggled, a cockpit was built in this Stuka body. I think a body of the Stuka is very slender.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 MAKINGThe canopy fitting to the body is good. It seems complicated that the rear machine gun and some other parts built-in.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 MAKINGAs 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 the 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.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGI 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)

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 MAKINGBetween 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.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 MAKINGNow 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)

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGI painted white for the base color to have vivid yellow.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGUmmm. It’s nice coloring.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGI used the RLM65 light blue of the Mr. color No.115.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGI think it takes a much longer time for masking and uses up much tape, the blowing time is not so long. I cannot paint neatly when I skimp.
(22-March-2016)

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGMaybe it was better to glue the legs and machine guns to the body after painting.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGThis time, I tried to blow worn down colored effect in camouflage color. I intend no heavy weathering.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGI used wasted paper and masking sol to save the masking tape, but after all, the tape is the best.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGIt’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 features of the WWII German airplane.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 PAINTINGThese decals should have a little darker print generally. I repainted the yellow thin part here and there. I leveled the writing brush spots with sandpaper and sprayed in the semi-gloss coating, it seems not so serious problem.
(02-April-2016)

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI have completed the characteristic Stuka anti-tank gun loading which has inverted gull wings and fixed spatted undercarriage.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe 37mm cannon was equipped with 12 armor-piercing shells, the total was 24 shells. This tankbuster performed an effective attack for a large number of Soviet tanks.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKHowever, the heavyweight equipment was the cause of lacking stability, and the steering was quite difficult.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKAlthough it was an old design, Stuka was used until the end of the war, and 6,500 or more were produced in total.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe camouflage colors were similar to the last Messerschmitt I made. It is sober colors, so I think the decals are important.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe 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.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI opened the muzzle of the 37mm gun and flash suppressor small holes.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKJUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is difficult to put the spinner decal neatly. I used the decal fit very much but had slightly wrinkled.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKBecause 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 a smoked painting. Slightly seeing looks good.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI could set up a metal wire antenna tightly, so I’m relieved. This is quite difficult, isn’t it?

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKBecause a canopy was finished neatly, I see the seat belt of the cockpit inside very well.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKJUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI did the inking very dark color on the dark camouflage colors.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKJUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis kit has only one kind of marking. If other marks are included, it is more fun.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKJUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe body undersurface is in light blue and yellow, it’s a refreshing coloring.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI did inking lightly on the undersurface, too.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe tire mold has emphasized the details to flow in beige color.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI 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.

JUNKERS JU87G-2 STUKA HASEGAWA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI 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 an elegant and beautiful silhouette.
(04-April-2016)

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