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TacticalPainter0117 Sep 2019 11:07 p.m. PST

You don't need to represent the Stuka in a bombardment in the new Stuka Bombardment rules for CoC in the 1940 Handbook but I couldn't resist making one up to illustrate the pictures of the AARs in my blog. This is the new Airfix JU87. I've posted a blog post about it and also a bunch of other 1/72 aircraft I've made in recent years, many of which are also from Airfix and some of which you can see below. More here Stuka for 1940






PzGeneral18 Sep 2019 4:14 a.m. PST

Very nice work thumbs up

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 5:04 a.m. PST

Yes, very nice.


BillyNM18 Sep 2019 10:08 a.m. PST

Cracking work! I ‘ve got a brace of P-47s but the quality of your paint jobs makes them look pretty embarrassing.

Choctaw18 Sep 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

Nice aircraft!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 12:04 p.m. PST

As a visiting Napoleonic fan I found this fascinating. This looks somewhat different to the original Airfix Ju87 I made in the late 60s. Had to be one of their crudest ever kits.

I was struck by the wing crosses and imagine you have this right. Certainly more likely than I am to be so!

The crosses on the later Ju87 G/D from Revell are much further out, towards the wing tips. The Airfix B has them well, in by comparison. Did this change with time or am I imagining things?

Terrific work. How can anyone do the cockpit canopy metal work, the frames, to this standard?

TacticalPainter0118 Sep 2019 7:00 p.m. PST

The crosses on the later Ju87 G/D from Revell are much further out, towards the wing tips. The Airfix B has them well, in by comparison. Did this change with time or am I imagining things?

To be honest I think I just followed the instruction sheet with the models. I can't say I'm particularly knowledgable about that sort of thing. My youngest son was interested in making model aircraft at the time and so I thought I'd make a few while helping him. It got a bit out of hand as I was enjoying it. I never intended to take it much further than a bit of dabbling doing something different.

AuvergneWargamer19 Sep 2019 2:42 a.m. PST

These are all very well done! I've not made a plane in a while but it is good fun to do so! Maybe do one when we're snowed-in!

foxbat19 Sep 2019 4:54 a.m. PST

Very nice work.
Who made the P47 please? Airfix?

TacticalPainter0119 Sep 2019 10:59 p.m. PST

Who made the P47 please? Airfix?

It's from Revell.

foxbat20 Sep 2019 1:41 a.m. PST

Thanks, I'll look for it for my 1944 army

Jeffers20 Sep 2019 9:01 a.m. PST

Absolutely stunning! I tend to get sidelined into AirPower quite quickly because I enjoy making the models, but nothing like this standard.

Like Deadhead, I had the cruder early Airfix version, but By Gum it was robust!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 3:37 p.m. PST

Great thing about Napoleonic Era is how rarely a Spit, a P47 or P51 actually featured, back then.

But I still recall the truly awful early Airfix models. Great example, the Me (OK argue Bf) 110, in its earliest version. The drop tanks. The "cockpit" gap with the two crew, the same modelling from every kit back then. The wing mouldings.

EEH we had it hard in them days. Kids these days…(etc, I am sure our US cousins, of a certain age, will follow this even if the accent is a bit different)

They 'ave no idea. In our day….etc etc

Coalburner23 Sep 2019 1:36 p.m. PST

You were lucky…

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