Junkers Ju 88A-4
by Kevin Meadows
Junkers Ju 88A-4
1/48 scale Junkers Ju 88A-4 is
available online at Squadron.com
This is my Promodeler Ju-88A-4. I detailed the cockpit with the resin
detail set from Verlinden along with the photoetched parts from the CMK
kit. I also used some bits from the Airwaves set originally intended for
the old Hobbycraft Ju-88!
I used PE buckles and hardware along with masking tape for the
seatbelts. The wheels are True Details resin wheels.
I painted my Ju 88 using Model Master enamels in the KG54 scheme
included on the decal sheet but changed some of the color callouts. This
scheme has been a source of controversy. The instructions called for RLM
70/79 green/tan in a splinter scheme on the uppersurfaces and RLM 76
undersurfaces, followed by RLM 77 light gray squiggles on the top and
RLM 74 dark gray squiggles underneath.
With information gathered in various conversations with people here on
HS and with others on the 12 O'Clock High! Luftwaffe Discussion Board I
decided to modify things a bit.
I painted the plane in the standard 70/71/65 and then came back and
painted Model Master Italian Sand in a makeshift splinter pattern
somewhat following the kit illustrations. I reasoned that the italian
sand was added in the field over the existing factory camo, thus you can
see some of the original 70/71 here and there. I then sprayed RLM 76
squiggles using a Paasche airbrush on the top surfaces and black
squiggles on the bottom.
These colors are an educated guess and I won't vouch for 100% accuracy
with this scheme! I have several pics of Ju-88's painted with squiggles
but I've found no pics of any wearing a combination of green and sand
I did find one pic of a KG54 Ju-88 in upper and lower squiggles but
it only shows the nose of the aircraft. If anyone out there has any
other pics that might clear things up I'd love to see them!
Pictures were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera.
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