Junkers JU 88

I've been playing a lot of Blood Red Skies recently, in preparation for a 'Let's Play' in the next issue of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine. One essential is aircraft models, so I had a look around to see what I could get hold of. There it was, a Junkers JU 88 A-4 bomber in 1/200.

The Zvesda kit was simplicity itself to construct, taking less than five minutes. I decided to keep the two glass sections off until after I'd sprayed the model. Now here's where the confusion began. What paints should I use?

A quick Google search left me more confused than ever. I quickly worked out I'd need the equivalents for the German RLM 70 and 71, but what were their Vallejo Model Color equivalents? Could I get away with any old dark green?

So, one trip to the local Bekra RC model shop later, I had what I needed. Yes, I cheated. I realised that I was taking up an hour of research for the correct 'blooming' colour, so I bought Vallejo Model Air Dunkelgrün and Schwartzgrün.

Another quick bit of google-fu and I had some 1940's era JU 88 camo patterns. In my next blog I'll go through my attempt to paint this camouflage pattern. The results were interesting, so stay tuned!

One thought on “Junkers JU 88”

  • Al

    A wealth of information over at ww2aircraft.net in the modeling section. Very knowledgeable folks over there who would be more than happy to assist you, check it out. Good luck with your build...

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