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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka

by José Carlos Simón


Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 87R-2 is available online from Squadron




Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 87B Stuka is a good scale model in main lines, with slight problems in the fitting of some zones particularly of the wings. The kit comes ready to build the “tropical" version of this airplane that participated in campaign along Northern Africa.

I have chosen the desert scheme with a snake painted down the fuselage side.


Between the two options that have provoked controversy with respect to this painting scheme, I have chosen the one that personal and aesthetically seemed to me that it fitted more with the scheme of colors of the airplane, that is to say, doing that the spots of the body and the head showed the original scheme of the camouflage (the other option was to paint all those spots in red, but that idea didn’t like to me).

Also it has been discussed if the snake was painted in both sides of the aircraft or just in one of them. As the masks that I acquired to paint this version solely brought the masks to paint the serpent in one side, the question got "technically resolved " ;-)

The kit was completed with a photoetched set from Part (Poland).


The airplane was painted with Iwata airbrush using lacquers from Gunze Sangyo. All the numerals, emblems and others are painted using the mentioned masks before. Stencils and the mark of destruction of a tank in the nose come from the stencils set commercialized by Hobbydecal.com. Stencils are of the “transferable" type. Highly recommendable by their fine ease of use and their superb final aspect (there is a total absence of brightness in the edges after their application).

Kit painting’s phases were:

- Primer gray spray from Vallejo

- Preshading in black and white

- Painting of European scheme of camouflage (blue in the belly and two tones of green in the back)

- Application by hand raised of the desert scheme with sand color

- Painting of emblems, numerals and others using the masks

- Positioning of stencils

- Glossy varnishing with Future

- Shading with oils

- Varnishing in matt

- Effects of wearing with gun metal applied with brush

- Post-shading with lacquers

- General soiling with pigments

- Application of smoke effects in escapes and guns with airbrush

- Glueing of pitot tube, antenna, etc

This model is dedicated to all my friends from “EL FORO DE YORYI” http://jbelena.en.eresmas.com/index.html



Thanks for all your helpful advice. I’ve appreciated them a lot!


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Model, Images & Text Copyright © 2006 by José Carlos Simón
Page Created 16 June, 2006
Last Updated 21 February, 2007

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