rkranias Posted April 1, 2014 Share Posted April 1, 2014 Pending how I survive my FW190C resin conversion this will be my most complex and daunting conversion. I ask myself occasionally, "do a shake 'n bake kit sometime". I must have issues as cutting resin and modifying things. Is it the challenge? Is it therapeutic? Who knows. It is what it is, I seem to be following a pattern. Ju88 G1 Mistel 2 The FW190A8 is in the books here is Finished Work link: FW190A8, KG200. WIP link: FW190A8, KG200. My inspiration for this build can be blamed on one person. Early 2011 I am making plans to return to my childhood hobby. Yes, this is a familiar story for many of us. Before buying anything I spend several months mining the internet to collect data on the current state of scale modeling. I discovered SPAR, LSP, Model Madness, ARC, HS and I poured over anything I found interesting. Then I latched on to Doogs' and followed his early efforts, F4F in kid colors and his P51B. Through the magic of technology and asking many questions I ramped up to dive in. I kept returning to a Ju88 Mistel 2 build on LSP, the blame game goes to you Mr. Hatch. Love the scheme and the history of Mistels. I found myself digging all kinds of research on German Composite planes. Came very close to buying a 1:48 Mistel kit. Nope, I'm all about 1:32. So here goes. Revell's Ju88A 1 will be my donor kit. I secured 4 of these kits at Squadron's Black Friday sale in 2012. Less than $20 a kit this is a great value. I'm all about research. Not only a great read but lots of data on the Mistel series. AIMS Mistel 2 Conversion came with a nice decal sheet. Markings for the FW190 (see my FW190 WIP) included and markings for a Ju88 G1, yes I have the G1 conversion in my stash. AIMS conversion includes Warhead, Rudder, Wing Extension, BMW801 Engines, Ailerons, Struts for FW190 mount and Photo Etch. There is a Funkgerät DF with a clear vac-u-form spine. This may be omitted as I am questioning whether this was removed for the Mistel aircraft. Photographs/profiles/drawings of "Red 12" and other Ju88 G1 Mistel planes do not show a DF system. James, feel free to comment on this. I already started cleaning the engine parts. Then paused when the Ju GB was announced. Aftermarket: MDC Bomb Racks, AIres Wheelset, G Factor Brass Landing Gear (highly recommended as this bird will be heavy) and CMK 900L Drop Tanks. #2 - Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:56 AM (IP: 220.127.116.11) Grant, efrick and repeater like this Like This 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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