Ju-87A "Stuka"

If the movies are correct, the sound of a diving Stuka was one of the scariest things you could hear during the war. In fact, the aircraft was equipped with rotors for this specific purpose, to instill fear in those on the ground who are about to be targeted. The Stuka was Germany’s mostly used close-air-support bomber and was produced in many variants as the war raged on. Perhaps most famous is the G version, with its massive cannons and the sole purpose of killing tanks. That being said, I opted for the A-version, the very first variant of the plane. This was the only one with the massive “boots” and the slats to create the noise (before the rotors replaced them on later versions). As this model was primarily flown during the Spanish civil war a few years earlier, I opted for the unusual 3-tone camouflage scheme.

Model Info

Scale: 1/24
Manufacturer: Trumpeter

Status: Completed
Date Started: January 04, 2021
Date Finished: June 01, 2022


Pretty Much Done
Posted on March 17, 2022 by Niek Nijsen

I know, I said that in the previous post. But I actually did do a little work to the model, be it only gluing in place the clear parts. The diorama hasn’t progressed much other than having purchased the wood for the base and designed a few ideas on paper for the final look. Other than that, I’m considering adding a final wash to the model, as it looks a bit clean. Though having said that, it could well be because of the large scale that this model appears to look a bit different than the rest. I’ll have to put it next to the Spitfire to see what it’s like before doing any more paint/weathering work. More on that in a future post. For now, it’s going to be a little wait longer for the final reveal which (hopefully) won’t be too long. I’m desperate to clear up the workbench and finish some of the projects that have been laying there for quite some time begging for attention…

Quick update
Posted on January 01, 2022 by Niek Nijsen

This is another one of my “in the background” projects. This massive model is the same scale as the Spitfire but almost twice the size! So big in fact, I ended up cutting half the wing off for it to fit in my display cabinet! The model is now nearly complete, aside from a few clear parts that still need adding and the diorama base, and almost ready for the photoshoot. Once that’s done, I’ll post more about the project with accompanying photos as per usual.