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Stuka! Airfix's classic 1/24th scale kit


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I've just added the final touches to Airfix's classic 1/24th scale Stuka.

A great kit to build, and despite its age it's crammed full of detail, has some lovely surface detail and goes together really well. What you see here is as it comes in the box, with the only additions being some Eduard belts and a bit of extra plumbing in and around the engine.

All paints were Xtracolour enamels.

Ju-87 B-2 'Stuka' - 3/St.G2 - Northern France, August 1940

49601017137_80abfd8ab1_z.jpgPicture 1 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

49600256523_da8cca2304_z.jpgPicture 3 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

49600754756_c5420a2084_z.jpgPicture 4 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

49600255798_4664ae6ef2_z.jpgPicture 7 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

49600255928_6cdefe481a_z.jpgPicture 6 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

49601015222_e5688c93fe_z.jpgPicture 8 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

49600754371_61e8dcbb4a_z.jpgPicture 5 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

49600755361_f01c4d4752_z.jpgPicture 2 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

49600755886_9fd35810d0_z.jpgPicture 9 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

Happy modelling, folks!

Tom

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How does the Trumpeter stack up against this? I also built the Airfix one as a kid, hairy stick and tube glue. It danged from my ceiling and ended up as target practise when I got my BB at 13. I was very sick and needed entertainment (My disclaimer T&C apply)

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Thanks for the kind words, folks - much appreciated.

On ‎3‎/‎3‎/‎2020 at 3:27 PM, Drifter said:

How does the Trumpeter stack up against this? I also built the Airfix one as a kid, hairy stick and tube glue. It danged from my ceiling and ended up as target practise when I got my BB at 13. I was very sick and needed entertainment (My disclaimer T&C apply)

I've never seen the Trumpy offering in the flesh, but rumour has it the rear fuselage (from where the canopy ends to the beginning of the fairing for the fin) is too long. I can't recall the exact amount, but it is substantial and adversely affects the look of the model - as if it has been stretched.

Tom 

 

 

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