A quick blitz on the internet provided some nice pictures of Ju52 floatplanes, so at Salute I picked up 3 packs. I also ordered some 1/600 photo-etch ladders, as pictures of these planes shows a permanent ladder attached from the left float to the passenger cabin door.
I then set about working out how to attach the floats with a more intricate structure than the original model. The TD model as supplied is quite sturdy (always a positive attribute for war-games kit) and as the floats & undercarriage are under the plane, you won't see the attachment much.
But, what the heck!
Here are photos of the project so far - this is my "Mark 1", the ladder is not attached but otherwise it is finished......
|The TD Ju52 Floatplane, what you get.....|
|I only "push-fit" attached the floats - they hold up well without glue|
|The "Mark 1" Ju 52 FP, which has all the add-ons from previous blogs plus detailed landing gear, which of course is invisible in this photo !|