airscale Posted April 9, 2014 Share Posted April 9, 2014 So, while I also have a DH Hornet on the go, my discipline has weakened and I am starting another project.. I figure all this stuff is in for the long haul so I need to just do my thing and enjoy building things I am a big fan of the airframes the Luftwaffe created in the heat of battle and of those I figure the Ju88 was one of those white-hot designs that held a purity and level of adaptability that was rarely matched.. ..but it was developed... so I have been collecting parts to build a Ju188 – not the peak of development (and I itch to do a Ju388) but even so the 188 is a proper aeroplane, a multi-tasked fighter/bomber so count me in... ..just to build the aeroplane has been a mission of collecting and accumulating (aren’t they all ) – so far I am at: Revell 1/32 Ju88 A4 AIMs 1/32 Ju188E conversion (on it’s way) G-Factor Ju88 U/C legs Eduard Brassin Early Ju88 Wheels RB Productions PE Luftwaffe Rudder Pedals Revell 1/32 Fw190 A5 Everything airscale does Slightly unusually there is a Revell 1/32 Fw 190. I have no intention of building a ‘what-if’ Mistel, but rather I read the early Hasegawa (& Revell re-pop) of the Fw190 has a full BMW801 engine which I intend to have opened up and on display. Anyways, it got here from Korea and for the £20 I paid I am happy it will be the basis for some magic I need to work on it Enough preamble - I like unusual colour schemes, so have decided to model a French Aeronavále E2 version that was used for post war Missile testing of German designs like the FX 1400 "Fritz X" and Henschel Hs293. Escadrille (Squadron) 10.S. received four aircraft that were basically built from parts found in factories in France, Belgium and Germany by SNCASE. Registered 10.S.10 to 10.S.13 there is still debate about the colours used, with 10.S.10 thought to be Blue and 10.S.12 green. The same post war scenarios abound as with Czech He219’s in that the suspicion is local (i.e. German spec) paint was used, however at the same time Aeronavále Hellcats & F4Us were in Glossy Sea Blue so that’s the way I am leaning for now... ..I have this magnificent book and fully credit it for anything I give as fact and maybe a few illustrations on the way – i only hope I can reflect the efforts made to record Ju188 history in my own way – thank you Pierre Dumollard Here is the only picture I have found of 10.S.10... Collection A Bissol ..and what may be the same aircraft, but crucially this time carrying an Hs293 (does anyone make a 1/32 Hs293, or is it included in any kits you know of – it seems not??) ... Just like the DH Hornet, there are no survivors to crawl all over or even find walkaround shots for, so my obsession with detailing is going to be a bit of a challenge... Fortunately, a lot of the aircraft is common to the much better documented Ju88 so it is really just in the cockpit I need to unravel the mystery, though I have found some period Technical Manual pictures which will help.. ..will likely take me a bit of time to get organised, but hey I think this is going to be fun.. Until next time... TTFN Peter 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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