Friday, 6 September 2019

Zvezda 1/200th Ju-52

Another plane kit off the Bring and Buy was this Zvezda JU-52, in the rather eccentric scale of 1/200th. Zvezda do this for all their bigger planes, and in some way it is a blessing as 1/144th scale bomber and transport planes are really, really big.

Here it is waiting for takeoff. I did it in early war splinter as per the box art.

I painted over the canopy and picked out all the windows too. That was a labour of love... I did the cowlings in the bright yellow Crete scheme to brighten it up a bit.

Underside was just light blue with yellow wingtip flashes. As usual I didn't bother with the decals.

Aunty Ju off to drop some supplies or paratroops somewhere. Broadsword calling Danny Boy...

Another nice model. I'm not sure if/when I'll use it, but I expect it will come in handy for something.


  1. Any scenario that requires the services of a transport aircraft...

    1. Indeed. I may have accidentally bought a trio of Zvezda lend lease Dakotas as well...

  2. You’re right. Only a manic would have such things in 1/144. Or 1/72.....

  3. I can see I'll have to buy a few more!