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AeroMaster decal sheet
48-677 Best Selling Stukas! Part I
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||Double-sided full colour
letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal
from Aeromaster Website
stencil data supplied, sharp clear printing, good variety of
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
scale Best Selling Stukas Pt.I is available online
There are certain subjects
that have great appeal despite their ugliness. The Ju87 Stuka is one
of them. AeroMaster have released new sheets of this aircraft and as
the name implies, have used schemes from their previous artwork.
very different subjects are proposed for the modeller.
- Ju87D-3 “T6+EK” of
This interesting scheme sees
a spotted application of temporary white paint over the usual RLM
70/71 upper surfaces. A photo of this aircraft reveals it most
unlikely that these blotches of white paint were sprayed on as
indicated in the instructions. Brushes, rags or a sponge are the
most likely candidates as indicated by their messy appearance on the
Further interest is added
with the yellow theatre markings around the fuselage and the yellow
undersides of the wing tips. Underwing code letters have thankfully
been supplied as these are sometimes missed elsewhere, including by
one of the reference books quoted.
- Ju87 G-2 “<-+-” Wk.
Nr.494193, flown by Maj. Hans Rudel, Russia
Naturally Rudel’s machine
makes an appearance and here we see the famous “494193”. Again the
yellow Eastern Front theatre markings are apparent as well as a
yellow chevron tactical marking on the wing. Upper surfaces remain
in RLM 70/71 while the lower fuselage and wing under surfaces are
painted RLM 65.
A spiral is present on the
spinner and is included on the sheet.
Take care when selecting the
kit to make this aircraft. The G-2 was a modified D-5 airframe so it
should have the extended wingtips.
- Ju87D-5, “B6+41”,
Hungarian Air Force, 1943.
For those that like
something a little different, this option should satisfy that urge.
Although still in the RLM
70/71/65 finish, the National colours on the rudder and elevators
really make for a striking appearance. The yellow theatre markings,
along with the black and white fuselage codes (the Hungarians using
“B” for Bombazo and the 3 numbers being the serial number in
their own Air Force) add even more visual impact.
Stripes for the rudder are
provided but those for the elevators will have to be painted on.
This aircraft had its spats
removed and so will provide an added challenge to the builder. The
removal was done to stop mud from collecting inside these items and
fouling the landing gear.
As usual, the decal
registration was perfect. Some welcome stencil data is provided and
even the smallest writing is legible. To be on the safe side,
AeroMaster have sensibly printed some items in separate colours to
be overlapped by the modeller to ensure adequate registration.
Decal is also supplied for
the non-slip walk areas on the wing, which will save a bit of work.
The instruction sheet is
well laid out so nothing has to be left to the imagination.
A guide for the stencil data
is also included which rounds the package off nicely.
National markings are not
forgotten and there is a single full set for any of the options
For those that missed these
aircraft the first time round now is your chance to make amends.
Everything you need is on the sheet and the variety should suit the
tastes of all concerned.
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