Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/32 Ju-87D/G Stuka Attack Pt. 1 decal sheet

product # CED32082

$14.99 from Meteor Productions

Review by Steve Bamford on July 5 2007

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This new decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks includes markings for three different 1/32 Ju-87D/G's including one with the big anti-tank guns under the wings and another in Russian Front winter camo.

The first aircraft is a Ju-87D-1 with III./St. G 1 from the winter of 1942-43 in Russia.  This aircraft is in the typical RLM70/71/65 scheme of green/green on top and light blue on the undersides that is overpainted on the top sides and fuselage with a white wash of white.  The spinner nose cone is white and yellow.  There is a yellow theatre stripe on the rear fuselage and yellow wingtips.  The area on the rear fuselage sides still show the green/green summer camo around the aircraft codes.

The second aircraft is a Ju-87D-8 possibly NSGr.10 that was surrendered at Furth, Germany on May 8 1945. An interesting feature of this aircraft is the lack of wheel splats on the landing gear.  This aircraft is in the typical RLM70/71/65 scheme of green/green on top and light blue on the undersides.  The spinner nose cone is black with a white spiral (the spiral is provided as a decal).  The rudder is yellow as is a wide stripe behind the prop spinner.

 

The third aircraft is a Ju-87G flown by Fw. Josef Blumel with 10.(Pz)/SG.3 in the late summer of 1944 out of Riga, Latvia.  This particular aircraft was used in the anti-tank role and is fitted with 2 of the big anti-tank cannons (one under each wing).  In keeping with it's anti-tank role this aircraft has a white tank kill markings (included as decals) painted on both sides of the engine cowling.  This aircraft is in the typical RLM70/71/65 scheme of green/green on top and light blue on the undersides.  The spinner nose cone is white with a black spiral (the spiral is provided as a decal).  The wingtips are yellow.

The instructions are clear and include 3 views of each aircraft.  The decals are beautifully printed on 2 decal sheets.  One complete set of stencils is included on this decal sheet.  You also get a painting mask for a big yellow "V" under one of the wings on one of these aircraft.

I love the Ju-87 and it's distinctive and somewhat ugly but very nasty look and without a doubt my favourite Ju-87's are the Russian Winter camo schmes as well as the anti-tank Ju-87's with the massive anti-tank guns under the wings.

Steve

I would like to thank Cutting Edge Modelworks for providing me with this review sample.

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford