Ju-87B – first 2 colours

After getting the canopy in place, I could start doing preshade, and then start painting.


Then some RLM65 on the underside.

RLM65 blue grey
RLM65 blue grey.

After having some problems with my airbrushes, I finally got the top cote on.

RLM79 painted
RLM79 painted.

I’ll let this dry a while and then mask for the next colour.

Ju-87B – Canopy masked

Masking the canopy parts took a while. The frames is barely visible, which I guess is due to part of the frame sits on the inside. Anyway, this made it very hard to follow the frames with a blade when cutting the tape. Instead I had to work with thin stripes and put along the frame lines and then fill upp inside to mask all the small window pieces.

Canopy masked and glued.
Canopy masked and glued.

Next I will paint the frame colour and then lay a cote of primer. Mainly to see if there’s any visible seams that needs to be sorted.

Fw190F-8 – Engine mounted.

Other builds like the Stuka has taken attention away from this kit. I finally got the engine assembled and then mounted in the fuselage.

Engine and exhaust pipes mounted
Engine and exhaust pipes mounted.

I then just placed the canopy in place and glued the guns.

Cover and guns mounted
Cover and guns mounted!

My plan is to have the covers removable. Still not sure if I’ll cut away the lids and glue the top part in place, having the lids open.

I have also started planning how to do with the wings. The instructions tells you to glue the bottom wing part first, insert the gears, and then glue the upper wing halves.

I’ve checked an it seems possible to insert the gears afterwards and that way avoid having them in the way. Also I think of glueing the upper wing halves with the lower part before glueing it to the body. I just hope it turns out well and that I can make the wings fit as they should.

Ju-87B-2 quick update.

Now I also got the stabilizers on and the wing joint is taken care of.

stabilizers glued
Stabilizers glued
Rear view
Rear view

Next up is sorting the landing gear and canopy parts before getting ready to paint.

Ju-87B-2 Glueing nose and fitting wings.

The back of the propeller hub is glued with a cap on the inside of the nose, which was a bit fiddly to get in place. Once that was done, it was quite easy to glue the nose in place. Fit is very good so no problems there.

Nose glued to the fuselage.
Nose glu4ed to the fuselage.

Once that was done I test fitted the wings, which had a very tight fit.

The underside of the wings.
The underside of the wings.
The topside.
The topside.

There’s a slight gap on the topside, but a little pressure while glueing will close that gap quite nicely. I might need some putty to close up the last teeny wee bit, but that’s all!

A few bits more and I can soon start thinking of masking glass and laying a cote of primer.

Ju-87B-2 Gluing interior and fuselage halves in place

After a quick wash and some dry brushing, I could glue the interior to one of the fuselage halves and then glue the other half. The both halves fit very nicely and I think there will be minimal work on the seam. Letting it dry until tomorrow.

Fuuselage halves joined.
Fuselage halves joined.

A little bit left to do like putting all the front parts together. Then I can glue the wings. Have to check the fit of the wings later.

Ju-87B-2 – painting the interior.

After checking on the net, it seemed like all aircraft prior to november 1941 had RLM02 interior colour, so I gave the interior a cote of that colour.
Then I painted some details black.

Interior painted RLM02 and details painted black.
Interior painted RLM02 and details painted black

I then added some more details in grey, reddish brown and white, and some belts made from tape and painted.

Detail painting nearly finished
Detail painting nearly finished.

I’ll add some wash and drybrush a lighter tone of the interior green. I’ll also touch up the instrument panel and see if I can add some more colour to it. Once done, I’ll start closing the fuselage.

Ju-87B Stuka – Revell 1/48 – build start.

This is a kit I’m building for a group build on FB called we dropped a bomb. All planes carrying bombs are allowed, and I choose the Stuka.

Ju-87B-2 Stuka boxart.
Ju-87B-2 Stuka boxart

I’ve started cleaning up cockpit and other parts, assembling some and preparing for interior paint.

Preparing for internal paint.
Preparing for internal paint.

I also prepared and glued the top and bottom wing parts.

Wing parts glued
Wing parts glued

The kit is not the newest kit, but pretty good with good fit so far.

Next I’ll paint the interior in RLM02 as this is a pre nov 41 plane. So all areas should have that colour, except some details and the instrument panel.