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Winter Finish for Mongram's 1/48 scale
Junkers Ju 87G-2 Stuka

by Patrick Hawkey

 

Junkers Ju 87G-2 Stuka

 


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Description

 

Here is Monogram's old 1/48 scale Ju 87G-2 Stuka kit. After studying a bunch of photos of whitewashed Stukas, I proceeded with my own.

I painted the completed model dark green and didn't bother with any two tone splinter pattern. I thought this would be a waste of time under the white. I used the kit decals, though eliminated all but the blue "A" fuselage code.

I then loaded my Paasche H with the pristine needle and tip I only use for tight work and mixed some thin gloss white (Model Master Insignia White).

Using the panel lines as guides, I pretended I was a fortunate Luftwaffe ground crewman who had access to a spray gun. With typical German precision "the ground crewman" filled the areas between the panel lines with a medium spray of white, one block at a time. It took a while, but I thought it looked believable.

Naturally I painted around all the decals already applied.

 

 

I finished the job by wet sanding with 1000 grit paper leading edges and the tops of the wings where they would've gotten the most foot traffic.

The final step was an exhaust streak and a good covering of Testor's Dullcoat. No pre-shading and no post shading.

Did Blue "A" ever really exist?

Who knows. Who cares.


 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Patrick Hawkey
Page Created 13 May, 2004
Last Updated 13 May, 2004

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