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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2019, 10:18:46 AM »
Nice looking model.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2019, 05:40:25 PM »
Hi All,
Well another Me262 in 1/144th.
This is again the same kit as before but is going to be finished in different markings and carrying drop tanks and R4M missiles under the wings.
Not bothered too much with the build for here, other than I removed most of the gun bay detail which won't be seen to make more room for nose weight.
A quick showed it to balance much better than the previous one.
The canopy has again been masked with Bare Metal foil. I really enjoy using this, now I know how to remove the glue residue with WD-40.
Model undercoated, then painted in RLM 82 and 83. At this point the masking between the two removed, but note that some mottling of the two greens is needed before applying the black undersides.
Some pictures follow:-
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2019, 06:09:30 PM »
You have been busy.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2019, 02:04:20 PM »
You have been busy.

Hi Zak,
Yes, a little modelling done.
Now managed to get the undersides masked and painted. I have use Tamiya Gloss X-1, together with some retarder, and some Mr. Hobby Colour levelling thinner.
Also I have painted the drop tanks, in readiness for some Alclad II Aluminium. Also the main undercarriage doors.
Will wait for about 24 hours before I remove masking, allowing the paint to harden slightly.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2019, 02:28:04 PM »
The Flu seems to have got you going!
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2019, 07:27:29 PM »
Hi Zak,
Well it got me going, but not sure if that's in modelling terms....

Anyway have now softened the demarcation line between the black undersides and camouflage upper surfaces.
I used Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black, rather than gloss as it was easier to see where I was applying it on the gloss back surfaces.
I used a low pressure, and thinned the paint and added some retarder to stop the paint drying on the needle. In general it worked though I did need to clean needle tip a couple of times. I sprayed from about 5mm from surface, so pretty close.
Tomorrow night I will 'Kleer' the model, and paint the undercarriage items, drop tanks, etc.
Coming on nicely, though not as fast as the Airco DH.9 of Zak's
Some pictures follow of work on this Me262:-
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2019, 11:15:35 PM »
You should get the flu more often - hohoho

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2019, 08:44:21 PM »
Hi Msea,
Happy to share it with you.....
Anyway this Me262 is now complete.
Some pictures follow of the finished item.
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PS. Another Me262 project is underway, but this has two models.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2019, 08:49:32 PM by Bigkev »

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2019, 04:04:46 PM »
Very nice. Where will this go next I wonder?
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2019, 07:47:15 PM »
Hi All,
Last post Roger asked where the next instalment would go.
Well this is the reveal.
I intend to make a Me262 Mistel, a two seat upper component and a 'bomb' lower component, together with a scratchbuilt take off dolly.
My inspiration came from a mix of the Dragon Me262 Mistel kit in 1/48, and a side view from the warbird tech book on the Me262, which shows the components together minus the take off dolly.
I was going to use the Retrokits conversion for a Me262 A-2a/U2  designed for the Eduard Me262 kit, but it was not readily compatible with the Trumpeter kit, also it was badly warped around the tail, and had actually had a partially broken fin. So, I decided to use the nose parts, canopies to the Trumpeter kit, but it meant removing the cannon detail and making a bare nose area ready to scratch build a nose compartment to match the Retrokit fuselage part.
So a bit of cutting and filing took place removing that nose detail, and then blanking off the rear of the bay. Whilst I was in the mood for cutting, I removed the locating points for top to bottom fuselage halves, and also the engine nacelles.
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« Last Edit: December 19, 2019, 07:48:48 PM by Bigkev »

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2019, 08:03:19 AM »
Looking good, I seem to recall building one in 1:72 scale quite some years ago.
I like the concept.
Great stuff.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2019, 07:01:43 PM »
Looking good, I seem to recall building one in 1:72 scale quite some years ago.
I like the concept.
Great stuff.

Hi Zak,
Thankyou for your comments. Perhaps I might be able to seek some advice/guidance from you as the build progresses.
I hope to have something looking like two Me262's albeit different by Christmas.
Cheers,
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2020, 06:24:02 PM »
Hi All,
Christmas has been and gone, and now we are in the middle of Coronavirus...
However I've managed to return to the model bench, inspired by the 'Play Day 3'
So far I've now managed to make the 'bomb' component and the upper bomber controller components,
You may noticed that I've painted and decalled the cockpit of the upper, and painted the bomb aimers position in Tamiya German Grey, but with a gloss finish. This will help in the weathering painting, and I'll explain in next post.
The bomb component has had the gun ports, cockpit section, undercarriage, filled, sanded, and smoothed, ready to have the support struts fitted, prior to painting.
For now a few pictures:-
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2020, 07:52:30 PM »
One up for "playday" - glad its got you back on line and modelling

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2020, 08:06:41 PM »
One up for "playday" - glad its got you back on line and modelling

Playday wins....
Like Terminator, 'I'll be back'  oh, I forgot, I am....
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