[report] Junkers Ju 88C-6 (Military Model, 3-4/2003)

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  1. Swinger

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    I had to stop working with the Fokker, because I don't have some essential materials at the moment. I've started another, much bigger model, then.

    This is a model of a fighter version of the German Ju 88. This aircraft was being used in Ukraine during the winter 1942/43.

    The model has been published by Wydawnictwo Andrzej Halinski. It has been designed by Marcin Grygiel and Marcin Dworzecki in 1/33 scale. It was quite expensive, but surely worthwhile, because its details and graphics are quite marvellous.

    I've cut some parts and checked if the edges fit together. In such an advanced model it is essential to cut the parts very carefully. I don't want any slits in it. :)
  2. barry

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    I look forward to this one I saw some early beta pics of it looked incredible,

    barry
  3. rickstef

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    this will be fun, i am looking forward to the build
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    Hi Swinger

    It will be good to watch this as I have a copy of a JU88 but have not gone near it because of the the glass nose. if you could show this in depth when you get to it I would be most greatfull

    Regards

    Rob
  5. Ron

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    Finally a plane!!! This place has been so waterlogged lately :)
    Swinger, it looks incredible so far. I'm really looking forward to watching
    your work.

    All my best

    Ron
  6. Gil

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    Swinger,

    I have GPMs Ju-88 A-4 version...., sign me on to a front row seat. Ron, how about going below the surface for a while?

    Best, Gil
  7. Texman

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    I gotta agree with Ron. Been to much blue water flooding the board. Time
    to grab some air!!

    Ray
  8. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hey, hey, hey!!! :x
    No such thing as too much blue water!! :wink:
    But I've gotta say, the JU88 is one of my favorite things with wings...just like her lines, to be honest.
    Gonna love seeing her come to life!! :D
    Jim
  9. Swinger

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    Hi Fellows,

    That's great there will be so many watchers of my humble build report. :)

    Jrts - I'm afraid this baby doesn't have a glass nose, because it is a fighter version. :( The blue nose you can see on the picture above is just a fake one, painted to make the enemies attack the aircraft from the front (the bomber version had a very weak nose armament).

    As for the progress, I've made all those boxes, using ingenious Wujek Andrzej's (of Kartonwork) technique (cutting out all the sides of a box instead of bending them).

    The last photo shows the pages with parts which are going to be put mainly in the cockpit. It shows the complexity of this model. :shock:
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    Swinger,

    In the second picture, it shows some additional layers of paper, did you laminate the printed parts on to something stiffer?

    Or is it the original paper?

    Looks great so far, keep it up

    Rick
  11. barry

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    like the tip on the boxes I will try that

    barry
  12. Swinger

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    Rick,

    Two segments of the fuselage have double covering (you can see one of them on the photo in my first post) to make them stiffer, but it is originally designed. I haven't changed anything.
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    Swinger,

    Thanks, makes sense
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    Hi Swinger

    Pitty about the glass side of it, shows how much I know about aircraft!!
    Still looking forward to seeing this come together.
    Great job so far, the idea about the box sections i will have to try.

    Regards

    Rob
  15. Swinger

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    The photo shows the same thing as the last one, but after a small face lifting. ;) I wonder why all this mess hasn't been drawn on the proper parts. Looked quite, mmmm, empty.
  16. barry

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    well there's detail and there is super detail it looks great

    barry
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    As Inspector Gadget would say: Wowsers! :D

    The radio looks great, Lukasz!

    AJ
  18. Swinger

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    Thank you. 8)

    The pilot's seat is very well designed. I've added only these bindings on the sides of the seat.
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    Swinger, you are a master. This belongs in a museum :) Did you paint the surfaces after you assembled the pieces or is that straight out of the 'box' so to speak? Live webcams would really do a world of good
    here!

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Ron
  20. Jim Krauzlis

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    Swinger, that is amazing work! :shock:
    What did you do to make those buckles? And the seat seems to have a nice texture almost fabric like, is that merely printed or is it actually textured...if textured how did you do that? :?
    I am so glad I am following this thread, even though I don't do many airplanes, otherwise I would have missed this extraordinary craftsmanship.
    Thanks for posting the photos!! :D
    Jim