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2012 Model of the Year - Ju-388

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History
The Junkers Ju-388 was a high-altitude variant of the Ju-88/188 multi-role aircraft introduced in the final months of World War II. Approximately 100 examples were produced, but their late introduction meant that they made little difference to the course of the war. Developed to combat the Boeing B-29, they never saw their potential adversary. Their operational use appears to have been confined to high-altitude reconnaissance over the UK. In early 1945 a Spitfire shot down a Ju-388 flying slightly above 44 000 feet, the highest shoot-down recorded during the war.
the model
Chuck Wojtkiewicz built the 1/48 Planet Models resin kit of this rather obscure aircraft over the course of two years. Chuck shared his build progress and techniques with Aeroscale readers in this mammoth thread. Not content to merely assemble the kit parts, Chuck improved or replaced nearly every part of the kit, then finished it with his usual flair with painted markings rather than decals.
Model of the Year
Entered in the November contest, Chuck's model was by far the most popular, and then it went on to win Best of the Best as 2012's Model of the year with the largest number of votes in any contest to date.
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About the Author

About Chuck Wojtkiewicz (chukw1)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

Chuk lives with his wife, tortoise and bulldog in sunny southern California. He draws pictures for a living and builds models for fun.


Comments

Congratulations Chuck! Richly deserved - and, as with all your builds, a wonderful source of inspiration to us all! All the best Rowan
JAN 12, 2013 - 08:40 AM
No Words are needed...!!! Congrats & BTW for 2013...
JAN 12, 2013 - 10:27 AM
Certainly one of the most inspirational and educational build threads we will ever see. A very worthy winner amongst a great group of builds. Congrats Chuck
JAN 12, 2013 - 10:58 AM
Very well deserved ! Bravo Sir
JAN 12, 2013 - 11:47 AM
Well done Chuck, a educational build that also brought it's own humour and story along for the ride with the use of your drawings.
JAN 12, 2013 - 12:10 PM
Chuck, An honor well earned! each of your builds are multiple models in themselves. I am always in awe of your posts both for your technical modeling skill and for your ability to present the work in graphics.
JAN 13, 2013 - 11:26 AM
Congratulations to the winner. Very well deserved!!!
JAN 13, 2013 - 09:59 PM
Thanks, everyone- it's a true honor to win this award in the company of such fine modelers! I'll say it again- each entry was exemplary and a joy to behold. I'd also like to thank Jess for the write-up of my thread, and taking the time to make me sound intelligent 'n' stuff. Cheers, Jess- and cheers to all! chuk
JAN 15, 2013 - 03:55 AM
Well deserved Chuck, congrats.
JAN 15, 2013 - 06:36 AM
Well deserved Chuck. An utterly superb build.
JAN 22, 2013 - 03:55 AM
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Thanks.