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MOC: Junkers Ju 88

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Hi everyone,

I’d like to share my latest creation: the Junkers Ju 88. It’s a Luftwaffe airplane that had many roles. According to wikipedia it was used as a: Dive bomber/Tactical bomber/Night fighter/Torpedo bomber/Heavy fighter - phew!

The idea for making this plane in Lego came to me after recently re-reading Roald Dahl’s autobiography Going Solo. There’s a great chapter where he encounters six Ju 88s in his Hurricane. I sure wouldn’t want to encounter one (especially not with a Hurricane): three pairs of eyes per plane plus front and rear gunners. For those who’ve read the book, I’ll start with a modified picture in the style of photographs in the book:

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I decided it’d be nice to try and build it using only parts from the IJ set 7198 Fighter Plane attack. It was fun to try and make something with a limited palette. This sort of dictated a building a “Lego Ju-88” rather than a “Ju 88 made using Lego.” Does this make any sense? The main flaw it that it seats only two people: A pilot and a front gunner – perhaps I’ll try to rebuild this again in the future with Indy’s dad controlling the rear machineguns :tongue:

Unmodified version of the first pic, showing my favourite view, front on, attack mode:

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Further images:

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There are plenty more images in higher resolution in my brickshelf folder where I may upload an Ldraw model if anyone is interested and I’m able to get my head around using Ldraw!

Thanks for looking, one more ‘chopped image, over and out!

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Just a good ol' fashion fighter. Easily matches the official ones. I like that it has some of both colors.

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At first I thought you threw the plane, until I seen the original picture. :blush: Over all a nice plane. :thumbup:

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At first I thought you threw the plane, until I seen the original picture. :blush: Over all a nice plane. :thumbup:

:tongue: I'd never do that, I've become quite fond of it. Actually a sloping section of the garden had been marked off with string so I placed the plane on a convenient corner. Thanks for the comments both samuraiturtle and er, CallMePie. Your sig is funny!

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Very nicely done 'VMLN8R' very nice indeed ! :thumbup:

You have followed the lines of a Ju88 just about spot on !

Love the in fight picture - so cool ! :grin:

I'm a conformist! 'VMLN8R' I'm a conformist! ! :classic:

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Thanks for the nice comments guys :classic:

Andre, I had heard of Stukas but never seen a picture of one. After googling I think it will be do-able, using pieces from 7198. I think it'd be cool to see how many planes can be made from the one set but first I'd like to archive this one by making a 3D model. As soon as I figure that out I'll give it a try, looks like a nice challenge!

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Hello!

This is already pretty nice. :classic: However the front looks really flat. I could imagine that the following piece would give it a much more realistic look. :classic:

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Image taken from BrickLink.

Cheers,

~ Christopher

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Hello!

This is already pretty nice. :classic: However the front looks really flat. I could imagine that the following piece would give it a much more realistic look. :classic:

3960pb13.GIF

Image taken from BrickLink.

Cheers,

~ Christopher

Thanks Christopher :classic: Given enough time and money I would certainly like to build a bigger and more realistic version with landing gear, flaps, etc.

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Hello, definitely a beautiful model of this plane, you captured pretty much every detail on it! I love how this thing turned out, it looks truly amazing, keep bricking :thumbup:

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Finally got around to uploading an LDD model I made in August. Of course you'll only need bricks from the Indiana Jones set 7198.

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Download here.

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Very nice WWII airplane VLMN8R, thank you for sharing your LDD Model! I took the liberty to include the LXF in the Index. :wink:

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