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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #90 on: April 27, 2020, 11:48:51 AM »
I do know some diabetics so will try them.  Great information, many thanks.  I heard some folk talk about using CA glue for rivets but I can  imagine it's a lot more forgiving with the crystal clear stuff.
I use PVA with colouring.
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« Reply #91 on: April 27, 2020, 12:46:19 PM »
That's the spirit - much cheaper than that other stuff  :)

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #92 on: April 27, 2020, 02:42:15 PM »
Our Zak is a good Yorkshire Man to the end

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« Reply #93 on: April 28, 2020, 03:40:49 PM »
He's even saving money on razors at the minute too :-)

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« Reply #94 on: April 29, 2020, 09:47:39 PM »

I bought some a few years ago, on line, they came as small syringes with needles, sorry but I have no idea where from.
Know ant diabetics, they may let you have one or two?
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I popped into our local pharmacy earlier and asked if they stocked them and if I was allowed to buy some.  After explaining why I wanted them, I was handed a sealed pack of expired syringes, needles, wipes, a sharps box and, strangely, some sachets of citric acid!!!! It's what they give the addicts apparently (Withernsea has it's fair share) so I must have looked desperate.  I did have my club hoodie on though so I guess I was at least part believable.  I shall let you know how I get on with the rivets.

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #95 on: May 11, 2020, 06:19:09 AM »
Hi All,
Well I've now completed this project. The cold weather yesterday allowed me time to give it the final push.
I have painted the model mainly in Aeromaster Acrylics, with the exception of the 'bomb component' which is Vallejo Duralumin.
The Dolly has been painted RLM 74 Graugrun then 'Kleered'. Once dry a wash of burnt umber oil paint heavily diluted with white spirit. Another coat of Kleer, then some generic decals to add a bit of interest, finally a coat of Vallejo Matt Varnish, with a very gentle dry bush of white oil paint to pick out the rivets, structure, etc
The Bomb component was in Vallejo Duralumin, which after its initial coat was a bit too bright, so I added a drop of Vallejo Air Dark Sea Grey, to another coat of the Duralumin, this was still bright but not as harsh. A coat of Kleer, some basic markings, and some dark grey decal strip around cockpit area to denote sealing strips.
Upper Control aircraft, I used RLM76, RLM 81a, and RLM 83. Cockpit masked with bare metal foil, nose canopies added at end, these being vac form. Decal from Trumpeter kit plus some additional numbers.
The two long nose probes, and pitot tube were last item.
Again model given Matt Varnish to seal.
Base is a made from Foam Board, railway scenic grass matting and cardboard. Grass got a little brown wash to denote usage and where the grass wood/concrete meet. A final thinned oil wash help to bring out the planking.     

To summarize this a model of a Me262 Mistel Combination, a paper project consisting of an upper Messerschmitt Me262A-2a/U2 together with a modified Me262A-1, all mounted on a reusable take off dolly.
Some pictures follow.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #96 on: May 11, 2020, 09:01:07 AM »
Excellent

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #97 on: May 11, 2020, 09:07:23 AM »
That is really nice.
Love to see it in real life at some point.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #98 on: May 11, 2020, 09:50:55 AM »
Really excellent Kevin. A really good and different model combination.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #99 on: May 11, 2020, 11:25:56 AM »
Lovely modelling Kevin, particularly impressive in such a tiny scale.

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2020, 05:23:07 PM »
Very nice indeed

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #101 on: May 12, 2020, 06:38:18 AM »
Hi All,
Thankyou for your kind comments, they are much appreciated.
I still intend to continue with the Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th, and have another 3 projects lined up which will be done as 'in-between' builds whilst I am doing my next project.

1. Me-262 A-1a/U3 reconnaissance version (converted)
2. Me-262 A-1a/U4 50mm Gun version (converted)
3. Me-262 'Lorin' proposed Ram Jet version (converted)
 
Cheers,
Bigkev
« Last Edit: May 12, 2020, 08:13:22 PM by Bigkev »

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #102 on: May 12, 2020, 06:53:21 PM »
Great stuff!