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SimonD

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Ok here we go again. My second GB here and entering with my Xmas present from my eldest daughter Kahlia. Thank you Kahlz, [smile]

This is a very nice looking kit. I loved the Stuka when I was a kid. Built a nice 1:48 back then and it loomed (slightly) larger over my 1:72 Lancaster. 40 years later I'm playing with them again. [smile]

The only thing I wasn't so keen on back then was the fixed landing gear it has. Just didn't look right. I'm hoping the skis will show a new face for this beauty, well for me anyway.

Watching a doco tonight on youtube, Stuka Ace Hans-Ulrich Rudel flew 2,530 combat missions claiming a total of 2,000 targets destroyed; including 800 vehicles, 519 tanks, 150 artillery pieces, 70 landing craft, nine aircraft, four armoured trains, several bridges, a destroyer, two cruisers, and the Soviet Battleship Marat. (from Wiki) He is the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war.
They reined terror wherever they went because of their accuracy, and the Jericho Trumpet screaming as it dived. 

I'm going to build this in the yellow tipped version on the other side of the callout sheet in the photo. lol

Anyway, here's the pics.





A ton of sprues.








A nicely detailed engine.


Still get the original landing gear, may have a use for them.


Weapons baby, nice one Trumpeter. [smile]




Trying to speed things up here, there's a lot of plastic here. [wink]










Nice packaging and a bit of PE, there's a fair bit more coming. lol


Canopy looks sweet, a couple of cobwebs in a side window, may clean up.


A few detail shots.







Glad I didn't have all the AM gear, it might've been a 3 page opening statement. lol

I wont start it until all that arrives, it's coming express from Melbourne, should be here Wednesday.

Good luck everyone that's entering this GB. Should be a load of fun. [smile]




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Nice model there 
looking forward to seeing more of it
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Thanks mate, same with yours. Welcome aboard. [smile]
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I also have these to play with, they'll play a part in the final reveal. I hope.

A Luftwaffe crew from Master Box.


Nice detail.


Having trouble sleeping so I thought I'd pop the list of goodies coming as well, kinda went the whole hog here lol.

1/35 German Panzer Mechanics Winter Clothing (2 Figures)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka Interior Detail Set for Trumpeter kit (ED 32751)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka Photo-etched Seatbelts for Trumpeter kit (ED 32753)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B 'Stuka' Pitot Tube for Trumpeter kits (QB32137)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B Stuka Exhaust for Trumpeter kits (QB32139)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka Paint Mask for Trumpeter kit (ED JX144)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka Exterior Detail Set for Trumpeter kit (ED 32323)
Solvent-Based Acrylic - Semi-Gloss RLM 04 Yellow (10ml) (GSI-C113)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B 'Stuka' Ammo Drums for Trumpeter kits (QB32141)
Brown Wash for German Dark Yellow (Enamel, 35ml) (A.MIG-1000)
Dark Brown Wash for Green/Dark Coloured Vehicles (Enamel, 35ml) (A.MIG-1005)
Early WWII German Luftwaffe Camouflages Acrylic Colour Set (17ml x 8) (AK-2001)

I think I have a thing for photo-etch. [crazy]

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Great looking kit Simon, and a shed load of goodies to go in to it too ! Nice that the kit has a full engine it gives a good opportunity for showing it off in a diorama, seeing your MasterBox figures has reminded me that I have the same ones too (very well sculpted they are too) , but I'm not sure if I will use them yet, I will see how I get on.

Is the Eduard stuff a BigEd set ? It looks like you have the whole shebang there, can't wait to see you get stuck into this lot mate

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Yeah it is a very nice kit Pete. No there wasn't a Big Ed kit for it that I could see, from my main supplier anyway, and they'd have it listed if it was.
It's all like, 4-5 dollar (well, some of it is 20-30 dollar) stuff so it didn't quite break the bank. But I'm happy to pick up the paint set, the Modern Jet set is coming too, so I'll finally have the right greys for the jets. [smile]


And yeah the engine will be shown, it'll be a kind of field workshop dio I reckon. Just got to nut it out. [smile]

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I sense a snow scene in the future [smile] 
A Stuka with skis! I can't believe all of the details in that Kit! This is going to keep you busy Simon. Very busy indeed.
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Have fun Simon. That is a lovely looking kit. 
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Thanks guys, yeah I was on the hunt for "snow" at the craft shop yesterday Mike, I still have your baking soda trick as a backup, but I have another idea, it's just so damned expensive and I don't know if it'll paint. So could be a costly exercise. lol
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Wow that thing will be massive [smile]

Cant wait to see your build and hear your thoughts on the kit, because I was thinking about getting their 1/32 BF 109.  Interested in seeing how it comes together.


Good luck!
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Looking fwd mate, cant wait to see your build [smile][thumb]
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Yeay, the GB has started - and what an amazing kit to join you have there! Really looking forward on following your build, like the Stuka a lot - and as a Swiss born builder the skis are a nice bonus :-)
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Wow that thing will be massive [smile]

Cant wait to see your build and hear your thoughts on the kit, because I was thinking about getting their 1/32 BF 109.  Interested in seeing how it comes together.


Good luck!
Seth


Howdy Seth, I will certainly let you know how it builds as I build it mate. I have the feeling, judging by the quality of the plastic, no noticeable flash, crisp, clean detail, that they would've spared no engineering expense to get this famous plane right .... well you'll soon hear about it if they didn't. lol

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Cheers Ed and Fabian, as I will follow your builds closely (and everyone's here) too. [smile]

I've been researching the unusual, almost cult, following the Stuka has. It's arguably the Luftwaffe's most recognisable aircraft. Given it's lack of performance against more modern WWII aircraft, allied pilots used to love coming across a formation of Stukas, they would be easily picked off by Spitifires and Hurricanes. So much so, they were pulled out of service in the Battle of Britain after only a few missions over British soil.
They were used on every front as part of Hitlers Blitzkrieg as a weapon of terror, they even sent chills up the spines of their own soldiers it was said, such was the effectiveness of the wailing Jericho trumpet installed, on Hitlers orders, on the landing gear spats.
There were thousands built over the full course of the war, but only ever 400 odd in service at any one time.  They were effective, because of their accuracy and terrifying sound, disproportionate to their numbers. They, as they say, punched well above their weight division in most campaigns.
Hated by the Allies, loved by the Axis forces for the close ground support they could provide.
They had a rather advanced auto-pull out dive and bomb drop system that enabled the plane to correct itself from a dive if the pilot had blacked out from the, sometimes, 7+ G forces experienced during dives. This would have been a psychological comfort to the pilots.
They also had dive brakes installed on the wings to reduce the dive speed to prevent such high G forces.

I'm still doing research and will see if there's an interesting story of the Stukas on skis that I might be able to replicate. I have a few ideas for dioramas, some pretty standard, obvious ones. I have some time to think about that. [smile]

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Edit: I have deleted the pilots because I think I am going in-flight display. Which means I might reinstate the pilots if I can't get in-flight ones, I'll chop the ones I have up .. I think I need to consult the Unicorn already! End Edit. lol

Having trouble sleeping so I thought I'd pop the list of goodies coming as well, kinda went the whole hog here lol.

1/35 German Panzer Mechanics Winter Clothing (2 Figures)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka Interior Detail Set for Trumpeter kit (ED 32751)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka Photo-etched Seatbelts for Trumpeter kit (ED 32753)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B 'Stuka' Pitot Tube for Trumpeter kits (QB32137)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B Stuka Exhaust for Trumpeter kits (QB32139)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka Paint Mask for Trumpeter kit (ED JX144)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka Exterior Detail Set for Trumpeter kit (ED 32323)
Solvent-Based Acrylic - Semi-Gloss RLM 04 Yellow (10ml) (GSI-C113)
1/32 Junkers Ju 87B 'Stuka' Ammo Drums for Trumpeter kits (QB32141)
Brown Wash for German Dark Yellow (Enamel, 35ml) (A.MIG-1000)
Dark Brown Wash for Green/Dark Coloured Vehicles (Enamel, 35ml) (A.MIG-1005)
Early WWII German Luftwaffe Camouflages Acrylic Colour Set (17ml x 8) (AK-2001)

I think I have a thing for photo-etch. [crazy]

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