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Heller's 1/72 scale
Junkers Ju 52/3m g5e

by Aleksandar Andric

Junkers Ju 52/3m g5e



Heller's 1/72 scale Ju 52 is available online from Squadron

 

Construction

 

This model took a whole year to be built. I made many modifications to the old, but still good Heller kit (Ju-52/3m g7e is in the box I believe)

 

 

  • 90% interior is scratchbuilt

  • panel lines sanded and scribed

  • doors and the top cargo hatch (only g4e, -5e and -6e had it) were cut out and detailed from the inside

  • tires "flattened" a little using putty and sandpaper

  • generator and various antennas also scratchbuilt

  • antenna cable made from stretched sprue

  • Side windows made from Hubrol Clearfix

  • Machine gun nest scratchbuilt using a watch gear, a resin gun pipe (Quickboost set QB72027) and a etched gunsight (Extratech set EX72121)

The interior corrugated detail was made out of aluminum foil. I put a piece of foil on the exterior detail and rubbed it with my finger or an eraser in the direction of the corrugations. Then I slowly placed the foil on a flat surface, secured its ends (so it won't wrinkle) and then gave it 2-3 thick coats of lacquer (never mind which one, it serves only to strenghten the foil and lacquered side will be glued to the interior).

 

 

I roughly estimated the amount of foil needed and made twice as much in a single go. Of course, this was a trial-and-error process and much more was needed at the end... :)

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

There are no decals on this model. This was my first attempt of using masks (Montex Super Mask 72002). They depict a 9/ZG26 Ju-52 as depicted during Battle of France (May 1940).

 

 

The colors used were mostly my own mixes of RLM02, 65, 70, 71 and others using mostly Molak and Humbrol enamel paints with a Revell MasterclassPro airbrush.

This model won a 2nd place on 2nd New Year Cup in Belgrade in dec 2009.

 

 

Conclusion

 

References:

- Motorbuch Verlag - Die Ju52 im Zweiten Weltkrieg
- Luftwaffe im Focus No.4 (str 24-25)
- Squadron Signal 1186 - Ju52 in action
- PHM 1002 - Junkers Ju52-3m
- Luftwaffe at War 20 - Junkers Ju52
- Airdoc 001 - Junkers Ju52/3m

Image and other links

http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x31/warhawk_photo/makete/Ju-52/
http://www.maketarskikutak.com/index.php/topic,7995.0.html

In-progress text (in Serbian)

http://www.maketarskikutak.com/index.php?

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2010 by Aleksandar Andric
Page Created 13 July, 2010
Last Updated 13 July, 2010

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