1/32 Revell Ju 88 A4

Gallery Article by Mike Pattison on Apr 3 2015

 

      

There's a couple of views about Revell kits; (A) you get what you pay for and (B) the they're excellent blank canvases. I happen to think both are pretty much on the mark........so I spent about a week enhancing the surface detail. I use Tamiya tape and a 2b pencil to mark it up and then go nuts with my trusty cornfork to indent the rivets- freehand; and heaps of em. They come out slightly raised and give the surface a bit of texture.

 

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The cockpit is very exposed and the Eduard set is a good investment. An even better one is the canopy mask. You'd have to be insane to try it without it and certainly will be by the end of it; even with the masks it took me the best part of a day to get it how I wanted it.

The construction method of the forward fuselage is interesting to say the least with 7 vertical joints, 4 horizontal and 1 ventral it can be a bit tricky......as is the top and underside fuselage sections; in fact the whole thing is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle.....exercise patience, use the force, pray every now and then and you won't have to use too much bog.

The wings are pretty simple and the root joint is excellent......falls together and you can leave the wings off to make it easier and allow more room to move if you opt for the squiggle pattern on the Sicillian/North African version.

Used Humbrol acrylics for the first time and the word with these is thin em down at LEAST 50%......Weathered with pastel dust, oil washes, Tamiya smoke and silver pencil

Thanks for looking .

Mike Pattison

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Photos and text by Mike Pattison