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Dragon's 1/48 scale
Junkers Ju 188 E Racher

by John Martincevic

Junkers Ju 188 E Racher


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Here is my latest build, Dragon's 1/48 Ju 188 E Racher Kit #5518. 

First released in 1994 and maybe 2 other times since, it is a rare kit to find and not too common to see built up. 

Dragon got a lot of mileage of their Ju 88 series of kits, this being an offshoot of their Ju 88 series and it still holds up well after 25 years.  

 

 

 It is a typical Dragon kit with some minor fit mismatches due to it being a multi-part version of this series.  The only issue that has been identified by previous reviews was that the canopy glazing was a little too wide causing problems when affixing.  I noted this and found a fix that worked a treat.  I dipped each part of the glazing in boiling water, removed and gently squeezed the wide area, immediately quenching them under cold water.  I got a perfect fit.  I stress gently squeezing the area because there are flow lines that could fracture. 

 

 

Additions to the kit are as follows: 

  • Eduard Ju 188E internal PE,

  • Eduard Fabric seat harness,

  • SAC metal landing gear,

  • Eduard Brassin Ju 88 late wheels. 

Decals are from various Luftwaffe sheets for codes & Ju 188 sheet for crosses & swastika.  Verlinden compass alignment platform, Monogram Pro Modeler Fuel Cart & Bomb loader, Brassin’ SC500 bombs, & miscellaneous items were from the alignment platform. 

 

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Artistic license was used for the scene using cell-u-clay & model railroad scenic materials.


Model and Text Copyright 2019 by John Martincevic
Page Created 16 July, 2019
Last Updated 16 July, 2019

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