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CAM48-103 - Ju 87 Stuka
||1/48 (also available in
|Contents and Media:
instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal sheet (2 x
decal sheets in 1/32 scale releases)
from CAM website
||Perfect register, thin
carrier film, stencil data;
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
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This recent release from Custom Aeronautical Miniatures deals with the
Junkers Ju 87 “Stuka”. The decal sheet provides markings for two aircraft,
a Ju 87B-2 and a Ju 87R-2.
The sheet is available in 1/48 and 1/32 scales.
Although the instructions recommend the Airfix kit, the Hasegawa product
is also a prime candidate!
Junkers Ju-87R-2 of 1/StG 1, Bulgaria, 1941
As expected this aircraft was finished in the standard RLM 71 Dark Green
and RLM 70 Black Green segmented upper surface camouflage over RLM 65
Light Blue under surfaces. A splash of colour is added by the presence of
yellow campaign markings. The complete engine cowling is painted as is the
tail and lower wing tips.
The fuselage tactical markings are in black with the individual aircraft
letter in white. A white tipped spinner caps off this colourful machine.
Junkers Ju-87B-2 of 5/StG 2,
North Africa, 1941
The original camouflage of this aircraft was the familiar segmented RLM 71
Dark Green and RLM 70 Black Green upper surface camouflage over the RLM 65
Light Blue lower surfaces. This scheme was not suitable when flying over
the North Africa terrain so an additional pattern of “sand” coloured paint
was applied. As far as modelers are concerned, this makes for a very
attractive aircraft to model.
Tactical markings consist of the Geshwader code in black, with the staffel
letter being in white and the aircraft’s individual letter in red with a
The spinner is painted red and black with a thin white line separating the
More often than not, one would have expected to see an aircraft code
letter under the wing on these Stukas. The reference books from where
these profiles were taken from don’t show anything of the sort and hence
CAM didn’t include them.
Stencil data is supplied for both aircraft and the printing is very clear
As usual Microscale have done a fine job of the printing with no
registration problems whatsoever.
It has been a little while since we have had a sheet dealing with the
earlier family of Stukas. The attractive schemes chosen by CAM will
certainly revive interest in this subject.
It made me dig out my Stuka kits!
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