Hasegawa 1/72 Ju88C-6
This Ju88C-6 is believed to have been flown by Hauptmann Tober of 8./NJG 2 in early 1944. It was equipped with FuG220 radar and upward firing Schräge Musik 20mm cannon.
A few extra details were added to the cockpit interior. These included safety harnesses cut from .005″ plastic card with simple buckles made from fine copper wire, rudder pedal cables from same and various control levers on side console from fine brass wire. The pilot’s seat was hollowed out using a motor tool and the radar operator’s seat had a new headrest added using brass wire and plastic card.
Cockpit interior painted and waiting to be installed.
Kit radar dipoles were replaced with scratch-built items made using fine telescoping brass tube and wire from Albion Alloys.
Undercarriage plumbed, painted and weathered. Tyres have also been flat-spotted.
The very thick kit pitot tube was replaced, again using Albion Alloy telescoping brass tube.
Although being the right shape, the prop blades were way too thick and so were sanded to a thickness much closer to scale.
The model was given a standard 70/71 splinter paint scheme on the upper surfaces.
This was followed by a fairly loose squiggle of RLM76. In this shot you can just see the nose-mounted machine gun barrels which have been replaced with brass tubes.
The finished camouflage with exhaust staining added.
Kit Schräge Musik barrels were replaced using brass tube.
A new DF loop was fabricated using some flat p/e stock from the spares drawer and an FuG 25 whip antenna was added using fine brass wire.
Lots of exhaust stains and oily streaks around the engine nacelles and undercarriage doors. To a lesser degree this staining is also visible on the horizontal tail surfaces (top and bottom).
This shot shows how heavy the exhaust staining is. Also in this and previous shots, the demarcation line between the upper and lower camouflage is still just visible on the fuselage sides and nose. This is the result of the slightly lighter application of the RLM76 squiggle which corresponds pretty well with my reference photos.