1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87D-8 Nachtschlacht

Gallery Article by Rod Bettencourt on June 11 2015



This is my Hasegawa 1/32 Ju 87D-8 Nachtschlacht from squadron 1.NSG 9 Italy during the summer of 1944. I started out with the intent to build a G-2 but got enamored with this unit’s different camouflage schemes.


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Most of the markings are painted using Montex Masks with Model Master paints. I also used Voyager’s cockpit, Quick Boost Props and HGW seat belts. The canopy was very challenging, I ended up taking a Dremel to it to thin it out so I could display the cockpit open. This is also my first attempt at putting together natural setting display base.

I tried to finish this kit two months ago so the countryside would still be green, I will reshoot next spring perhaps. Thanks for looking.

Rod Bettencourt

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Photos and text © by Rod Bettencourt