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PostSubject: Ju-87B Desert "Snake"   Tue Feb 21 2017, 11:08

Acquired this model years ago when the Forces of Valor line was first introduced and was readily available at Target. paid a relatively low price - somewhere around $15 for it at the time. Not on par to a Corgi offering, but if you aren't fussy, it isn't really a bad pick-up, especially if you don't mind tinkering with your models.

The model has the typical FoV issues: deep panel lines, a saggy prop, and holes on the underside for packaging. The model also is missing the tail swastika and unlike the Corgi mold which has no pitot tubes, this one has two. I added a few simple touches:

(1) I cut off one of the pitot tubes.

(2) I added swastikas to the tail.

(3) I added some silver weathering.

(4) I added a radio wire.

Compared to my Corgi Ju-87s, this one is a bit crude. Finding a Corgi "Snake" Stuka has been a losing proposition as they are harder to find and the price asked is quite often out of my price range. For me, this one suits me just fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Ju-87B Desert "Snake"   Sun Feb 26 2017, 20:15

Nice Stuka, I have this one as well. Not up to par with Corgi and don't forget Dragon, they make a great Stuka as well. Nice little improvements also pmmaker!
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PostSubject: Re: Ju-87B Desert "Snake"   Sun Feb 26 2017, 21:18

Nice upgrades. I have a few 1/32 21st Stukas. This one is 1/32, right? I have a 1/18 one which is huge! They were great planes for the play value built into them.

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PostSubject: Re: Ju-87B Desert "Snake"   Mon Feb 27 2017, 05:20

TomMarkert wrote:
Nice upgrades. I have a few 1/32 21st Stukas. This one is 1/32, right? I have a 1/18 one which is huge! They were great planes for the play value built into them.

Tom

Nope! It's good ole 1/72nd scale. Very Happy

I own nothing from WWII that's any larger than 72nd scale.

For the $10 I paid for it at the time, it's not too bad. Nowhere as nice as my $75 Corgi, but close enough considering the price difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Ju-87B Desert "Snake"   Mon Feb 27 2017, 08:39

Oh, I goofed. I thought you were showing a 21st Century product. It's been a long day...

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