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Ju 87 B-2 Trop

This is my Hasegawa 1/48 Junkers Ju 87 B-2 Trop. It is finished in Xtracolor paints and the kit decals. It was built out of the box with the only additions being PE seat belts and an antenna wire from invisible thread. I also replaced the pitot tube with Minimeca stainless tube and a piece of stainless wire.

Additional pictures can be seen here.

About the Author

About Mal Mayfield (Holdfast)

Hi, my name is Mal Mayfield and I have been modelling seriously for about 25 years. My main interest is 1/48 scale second world war. I build all types and all combatants. I have built 1/35 scale "targets" and 1/72 scale modern aircraft, plus a couple of cars. I have also dabbled with figure painting...


:-) Thanks guys. thenamshow The only thing added to the interior was etched seat belts, the rest is as per the kit. Just painted, washed and drybrushed :-) Weathering was a fading coat of medium sea grey, heavily thinned and applied after the decals were on. An artist oil wash of Warm Grey, Madder Bown with just the mearest hint of black. was run into the panel lines and around detail. This was applied over a Klear (Future) gloss coat (brushed on). Paint chipping was done with a silver pencil, after the matt coat was applied There was a time when I would have thought I wouldn't be able to do this sort of thing, don't say never, cos you can :-) panzerschrek He used Xtracolor enamel (Hannants own brand). Mal
OCT 10, 2003 - 06:15 AM
Very nice Stuka, something about the Trop scheme that gives it a nice look to the airframe. Just completed my own Ju-87B, in a desert scheme also. As you did with your Stuka I just added Eduards PE belts and the rest of the kit is OOB, with Eagle Strike Decals. Thanks for sharing. I will post images of my mine hopefully this weekend just have the progress shots ready to post not the final finish. Chuck Fly Navy
OCT 10, 2003 - 05:01 PM
Fantastic paint work!
OCT 10, 2003 - 05:12 PM
Holdfast, great job on the Stuka Trop, don't you just love the look of the Stuka! If you have'nt purchased a double action airbrush yet you might want to look into the Iwata line, I purchased an Eclipse model and I love it, a bit pricey but I believe you get what you pay for. Keep up the good work ,Wingman out.
JAN 25, 2004 - 06:01 AM
:-) Thanks Michael, yep the Stuka always looks great. I'm building another Trop, "white snake", at the moment :-) I got my double action airbrush on Friday, it's a Simair. It's very well made certainly on a par with the Iwata. An aircraft modellers tool, unlike the Aztek, which, I'm sure is ment for the dark side of modelling I've not been able to use it yet, 'cos I didn't realise I needed a different hose and connection. Got to wait another week, doh!! Mal
JAN 25, 2004 - 08:23 AM
Congrats Mal, a little gem. You really cracked it! Also it's a nice illustration to show you don't need masses of AM stuff to make a great model. The camo is beautiful and for me the weathering is just right. Thanks Peter
JAN 25, 2004 - 10:22 PM
Oh no! I can't keep up with those beauty! Good work!
JAN 25, 2004 - 10:43 PM
Thanks, the pics have been "tweaked" a little, I think, as the RLM 79 looks a little reder? than it actually is. It looks a little beter in real life (IMHO) but I'm pleased with it. I can't wait to try some interesting schemes with my new airbrush :-) Mal
JAN 27, 2004 - 08:41 AM
I used to have an Aztec with the different tips but I could'nt get tit to work right, mostly the fine line nozzle, I don't know if it was me or the airbrush, Wingman out.
JAN 27, 2004 - 08:48 AM
I uesd to have an Aztec but I could'nt get it to work right, fine line mostly. I don't know if it was me or the airbrush, Wingman out.
JAN 27, 2004 - 08:52 AM