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Postby farrabass » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:44 pm

Maybe I have bitten off a little more than I can chew! I have started another kit, a series three kit from Airfix. This representation of the versatile German WWII multi purpose aircraft is not a patch on the smaller kits, there is a lot of flash and detail is sadly lacking, however it does come with a very nice decal sheet.
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There we have it, the contents of the box and a start made on the pilot and radio/gunners seat. Not a lot of detail to waste time on there Eh!!
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby farrabass » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:27 pm

Here's a tiny bit more added.
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There is such little detail in the cockpit area that I decided to try and add a few dials and accessories to the rear instrument panel? A bit rough but once the canopy parts obscure it, it wont look as rough (hopefully).
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The two fuselage halves are now joined and the RAISED panel lines have been defined before the primer has gone on!
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The under-carriage legs have been started and the oversized springs have been replaced with some made from fine wire from my ship building supplies.
The legs will be installed into the wing section in the closed position before the wings are joined and deployed once the underside has been painted? I hope!!
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby Paul » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:13 pm

Hi Steve,

Wow !!!! you are really going for this competition !!!! :D :D :D
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby morrigan » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:07 pm

Nice work with the vintage 88!
The cockpit will look just right with glasshouse installed, as the older kit canopies are fairly thick!
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby farrabass » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:55 am

Hello Paul. I must be massaging my EGO with all these plastic builds! cant seem to stop now I've started. Thanks for the vote of confidence Morrigan! the canopy parts are really thick with this kit, although they don't distort the view as much as I would want it to ;)
There's not much time left to hang around with this build so here's a little more.
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Some of the transparencies have been tacked in place and masked and tissue masks a little more, the primer has gone on at this stage and the under-carriage legs have been installed into the wing half.
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As can be seen the wings are now glued in place and it's beginning to look like a plane?
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby Paul » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:57 am

Hi Steve,
I love the comment about the canopy :) :)

If you don't want people to see the inside then :superlglue: is great for misting up the glass parts as I know :oops: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby farrabass » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:22 pm

Thanks for looking in Paul! I'll remember your tip for the frosted glazing if needed :superlglue: :laughing-rolling:
So here comes a bit more.
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A bit of filler was required where the wings attach to the fuselage other than that just a bit of sanding here and there and the build has been fully primed!
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The under-carriage doors have just been tacked in place with a spot of glue, that will be removed later, it just saves on cutting masking tape!! I have used the little pot of paint that came with the 109 for the blue underside, just enough to do the job and a skerrik left for touching up :o
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Trusty Citadel sunburst yellow was used for the wing tips and yet more use out of the mini humbrol pots from the starter kits has been used on the upper surfaces!! not much left to do now, maybe this will get finished in time?
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Postby Paul » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:34 pm

Excellent work again Steve :D :D :D

You've really got into all this now, and its a real joy to see your work :D :D :D
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby farrabass » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:03 am

No time for sleeping now!! More has to be done to this kit.
While waiting for the glue to dry whilst attaching the wales to the sovereign I decided to add a little more to this build.
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A gloss sealer (varnish) was sprayed over the build before the decals were added.
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All of the build has now had its matt varnish applied and the rest of the canopy parts and guns have been glued in place, I resisted the temptation of the recommendation of :superlglue: to help with the detail work! I thought it better to not post close ups?
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Very near the finish line now, a bit of filth has been sploshed around as well as a few more small parts, the bombs have been assembled and have been painted just waiting for them to dry and then I'm almost done!!
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby morrigan » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:59 am

The old girls come up nicely! :clap: :clap:
The splinter camo is superb.
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby farrabass » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:16 am

Thanks for the comments Morrigan!!
I'm pleasantly surprised at how well this kit has turned out, when I first opened the box and inspected the parts I was quite disappointed in comparison to the starter kits. But it has turned into quite a nice representation of a quite an iconic WWII subject?
Here is a little more.
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On go the bombs and the last of the small parts, and there it is just the antennae to finish.
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ALL DONE!!

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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby Paul » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:55 pm

Hi Steve,

This is absolutely brilliant, I'll give you a K when I can :D :D
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby farrabass » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:28 pm

Thanks for the enthusiasm Paul :)
This was a really enjoyable build and having looked at the Airfix site recently I have now got my eye on the "new tool" Dornier 17 which is due for release soon.
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby steve131 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:57 pm

Outstanding work k awarded :clap: looking forward to your Dornier
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby morrigan » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:34 pm

Wow, she come up nicely Farrabass.
soundslike you will have the beginnings of a stash soon. :lol:
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Re: Airfix Ju 88a

Postby Paul » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:48 pm

morrigan wrote:Wow, she come up nicely Farrabass.
soundslike you will have the beginnings of a stash soon. :lol:
Remember the rule of the stash . One kit out = at least two in :roll: :whistle: :whistle:

Hum Morrigan :think:

Are you sure that only One kit out = at least two in with you .....????!!!!! :laughing-rolling:
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