Tumbling Dice Ju 52 - undercarriage conversion & detailing
Tumbling Dice makes a Ju 52 transport plane, which is a nice little model.
As presented, it has the early landing wheel arrangement, where the main landing wheels are covered by "spats". Once the Ju 52 was used in combat, it was found that the spats were very easily clogged by mud, etc. So most Ju 52 planes in World War II had the spats removed.
The following series of pictures shows how I converted my Ju 52s. I hope that it inspires you to have a go!
We start with the original casting (below) and a shinier one above that has been brushed with a suede shoe cleaning brush. I do not own any suede products......
So, if you have got this far, you now have a Ju 52 with the most common version of the undercarriage.
Part 2 will detail the top half of the plane......