Sunday, December 2, 2012
The other landing gear from the Airfix JU88 kit, shown from the inside.
Kit assembly done. I usually build up a number of kits of the same type and then paint and decal them together as a unit so I can coordinate colors and decal markings.
I also got a 1/72nd scale Frog JU-88. It was used and came in a plastic bag. The only thing wrong was it was missing one wheel. Don't throw stuff away, it often comes in handy years later.
So I found a similar size wheel in the spares box and added a little white plastic shim to make it a tad larger.
This is the original wheel, it is a much better landing gear system than the Airfix.
Here are the two original Frog halves for the wheel.
Frog made pretty good kits, too bad they are long gone.