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Revell 1/48 JU-52"Tante Ju"

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  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Is this a radio-controlled flying model that you are building? How about a little data-detail on it...the model and the original "real thing".
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Cool beans. That Junkers was their transport workhorse.
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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,688 Senior Member
    I was thinking about you the other day. Hadn't heard from you in a while. How do you display your models?
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Would it be our DC-3? C-47? What? Specs-details, etc, please!
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    Yes it was the German equivalent of the C-47.Very stable airframe used for transport,paratroop and even used as a bomber!They even had a floatplane version.
    Easy to shoot down due to its slowness,it served well on all fronts and was even built in Spain after the war with Hispanio engines.it had been a wingspan of nearly 100 feet.
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    Display space is getting tight and I may have to start hanging them up!
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    Thanks I do appreciate it!
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    How do you like my monogram 1/48 P-61? 1462156499980_zpsyzlirmzh.jpg
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,688 Senior Member
    I'd like to see a picture/pictures of your collection

    I built models in my younger days but they looked like a child did it. I'm in awe of your skill.
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    here are some! 1464056044362_zpst5janoiq.jpg
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    P-61? I thought that was a P-38! It's different?
    I see that B-24 Liberator! My Dad was crew chief in one of those with 30ish bombing missions somewhere in Italy, I think.
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    Yes the 61 was built by Northrup as a purpose built radar equipped night fighter.The 38 was built by Lockheed.Yes that is a 1/48 B-24!
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,688 Senior Member
    Thanks for the picture. You do good work!
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,632 Senior Member
    Love seeing those! I built that exact same P61 kit years ago...not as nicely, though. What is the float plane I see under the blimp?
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    philo426 wrote: »
    How do you like my monogram 1/48 P-61? 1462156499980_zpsyzlirmzh.jpg

    Wow Beautiful P-61 Black Widow.
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,032 Senior Member
    philo426 wrote: »
    here are some! 1464056044362_zpst5janoiq.jpg

    What is the square rigged ship on the right, is it wood or plastic ? I would sure like to see a pic of it.

    BTW you do great work

    JAY
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  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    The float plane is a 1/72nd Hasegawa Mavis flying boat.The ship is wooden The Admiral Vernon that took about 6 months to build.Pics to follow!
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    philo426 wrote: »
    Almost done! 1463979988172_zpsnr2l2ust.jpg

    Either we copied them or they copied us, I can't remember which but the JU 52 is almost a carbon Copy of the Ford Tri motor or vice versa.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    P-61? I thought that was a P-38! It's different?
    I see that B-24 Liberator! My Dad was crew chief in one of those with 30ish bombing missions somewhere in Italy, I think.

    P-61s were built later in the war. If you watch the movie, The Great Raid, when the 6th Army Rangers freed Camp Cabanatuan in the Philippines because they thought the Japanese would murder all the Prisoners like they did on the Island of Palawan earlier, They used a P-61 to distract the Japs as they were sneaking up to the fence in broad daylight before they attacked. It buzzed the camp repeatedly for about 15 minutes to get their attention off the fields around the camp. It worked. The movie used an actual P-61. In the Book Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides it also mentioned it was a P-61. Oh hell I can't remember, it may have been another book I read. But one of them did say it was a P-61 Black Widow.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    P-61? I thought that was a P-38! It's different?
    I see that B-24 Liberator! My Dad was crew chief in one of those with 30ish bombing missions somewhere in Italy, I think.

    Rich, My dad was a Mustang Pilot and most of his escort Missions were escorting B-24s. The 24 was faster and would haul more bombs than a B-17. Of course the 17 was more durable and would withstand more damage.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    Here is another ship! 1462623146664_zpsalmssbvl.jpg
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    Very nice models! I used to build them too, focusing exclusively in WWII aircraft; back then my favorite brand & scale was Monogram 1:48 and I managed to gather a nice collection despite I have to buy them in the U.S. since models and specialized tools were seldom imported and when so, VERY overpriced. Unfortunately when I started playing drums I abandoned this great hobby, but at least the skills developed became very useful for my gunsmith projects.

    Regarding the P-61, the plane used in the rescue was indeed one of those night-fighters but since there was none flying example available during the filming of the movie, a different aircraft (A Hudson? B-25?) was used. Fortunately 2 of these fine fighters are currently being restored to flying conditions, and one of them might be ready this year.

    The Ju-52 was a development from earlier single-engine designs from the same manufacturer, and unlike the "parasol-style" wing of the Ford Trimotor, this one had a cantilever "low-wing". It saw service as a bomber during the Spanish Civil War, but was employed before WWII as a civilian transport & passenger plane too, and a few are still flying as museum pieces all over the world, mostly in airline versions.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,115 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    The movie used an actual P-61. .

    The plane used in the movie was a Lockheed Hudson. None of the 4 surviving P-61s were airworthy when the movie was made...
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  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    Added a stryrene disc in the rear.I had to paint the red cross because I had no mote decals. 1464103417944_zpssfxrrtkh.jpg
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,497 Senior Member
    I love your work!! Some very unique models of rather obscure aircraft!! My brother, over the last 50 years or so, has I don't know how many model airplanes and over 600 model cars he built. One year I was trying to figure out what to get him for his birthday. Wanted to get him a model car but did not want to get a duplicate. So, I got him a model tow truck, never know when you'll have a breakdown!!:tooth::tooth:
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 422 Member
    Thanks! I TURNED A 31 Caddy V16 into a tow truck.Will post pics of it later!
  • Vic's ViewpointVic's Viewpoint Senior Member Posts: 1,221 Senior Member
    Still amazes me to think that something as big as a P-61 is/was a single-pilot airplane. I be impressed.
    Member formerly known as "vlafrank."
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