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Junkers Ju 88A-4

by Kevin Meadows

 

Junkers Ju 88A-4

 


ProModeler's 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 88A-4 is available online at Squadron.com

 

Construction

 

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.

 

 

Painting and Markings



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.

 

 

Conclusion



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 splinter.

 

 

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.

 

 

Additional Images

 

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Model, Text and Images Copyright 2001 by Kevin Meadows
Page Created 1 November, 2001
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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