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Bigkev

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Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« on: June 17, 2019, 12:36:03 PM »
Hi All,

This is the Trumpeter Messerschmitt Me262 A-1 in 1/144 scale.

Wanted something that I hope could be a quickish project to get back into modelling, now I've re arranged the modelling bench back to a more usual ergonomic layout.

As you can see the parts are nicely moulded, with a good decal sheet, and two marking options.
The kit also has a Kettenkrad tractor to pose towing the finished article and is quite sweet and detailed in this small scale.
I've removed the fuselage, lower fuselage/wings, and gun bay doors (open and closed) and done a test fit, and it looks a good fit. Also I determined where I could put any ballast as there isn't a lot of room in the fuselage, so it looks like the engine cowlings might get filled with lead. The cockpit tub is a single piece and will only need some seat harnesses making from paper.

Anyway some pictures follow:-
Bigkev

   

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 12:52:15 PM »
Good to have you back

Haddock

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 12:56:13 PM »
Hello again.
Haddock

Bigkev

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2019, 09:32:19 PM »
Thanks Guys,
Been away from the website too long.
I'm glad to be back modelling.
I've been applying paint tonight, but got no pictures at the moment, though these will follow, probably tomorrow.
Hope to be back contributing reguarly, now I've got the modelling room re-jigged.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 06:16:27 PM »
Hi All,
Painting on the cockpit is now complete, complete with fiddly seat harnesses. Quite a challenge in 1/144th! Have also added some 'Liquid Gravity' to the fuselage and some plasticine and lead shot to the front of the nacelles. Not sure if it will be enough....!
I have also managed to tidy up the engine nacelle parts, ready for assembly
Pictures of the cockpit:-
Bigkev

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 10:55:05 AM »
Nice cockpit detail - was that all included in the kit?

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 03:53:15 PM »
Lovely job on a small model.

Bigkev

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2019, 12:26:25 PM »
Hi All,
Got back to the bench at last.
Have now managed to prime and get basic underside colour on RLM 76 Litchblau sprayed on. I have used some old Aeromaster Acrylic paint that I had in my stash. This sprayed on beautifully despite being some 20 years old!
Also I have masked the cockpit canopy with some Bare-Metal foil which is burnished onto the exterior then using a new scalpel blade the tip follows the framing and the foil covering the frame is peeled away.
Some pictures follow:-
Cheers,
Bigkev
« Last Edit: September 29, 2019, 06:30:20 PM by Bigkev »

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2019, 02:07:46 PM »
Looking good - seeing as you have  the Kattenkrad, will you set them both in a small diorama ???

Bigkev

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2019, 02:49:11 PM »
Hi Msea,
Thanks for your comment.
Yes, I will be posing them in a small diorama setting.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2019, 03:26:14 PM »
Neat!
Haddock.

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2019, 06:27:56 PM »
Thanks Haddock,
Made a little more progress today. The cockpit area has been painted in RLM 66 Dark Grey as too have the canopy frames. Once dry the cockpit was glued in place using Micro Kristal Kleer, this also helps fill any slight gaps, using water to remove any excess.
Once dry I masked the fuselage/undersides with a mixture of Blu-Tack 'worms' and Tamiya Tape.
I then applied a couple of light coats of RLM 82 by Aeromaster again, once dry I will then mask off and paint the disruptive camouflage of RLM 83.
Incidentally, I think the colour notes on the instructions are transposed, my RLM 83 is the lighter of the two greens. However I will try to match the instructions as best I can.
Some Pictures follow.
Cheers,
Bigkev

PS. To indicate the size of this model, I have included Haddock's favourite coin, the 50p piece!       

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2019, 10:38:39 AM »
1/144 scale, wow, I'm very impressed Kev. A very attractive aeroplane I think. Looking forward to seeing the finished diorama.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2019, 11:01:31 AM »
Does Zak know you still have 50pence  left - bet he gets it from you next meeting - hohohoho

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2019, 10:20:35 AM »
Does Zak know you still have 50pence  left - bet he gets it from you next meeting - hohohoho

Nope he, didn't until now.
Anyway back from my little jaunt, and I made sure that I spent the 50p!
So I hope to get some more work done on this over the weekend.
Cheers,
Bigkev