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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2020, 09:07:31 PM »
Good, get some modelling done.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2020, 01:24:53 AM »
Hi All,
Managed to get the bomb aimers position painted and the new nose in place.
Had to put some Milliput inside the top part, as there was a slight gap between the Trumpeter kit and Retrokit conversion, and didn't want to sand through the part.
Also added a generous amount of 'Greenstuff' to the exterior to fill any gaps. You can see most of it was not needed, but better to err on the side of caution.
After sanding, most of the filler was 'sanded' away.
Now I need to start drilling holes for the support attachments, both on the upper and lower components.
Some pictures follow:-
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2020, 07:43:27 AM »
Coming along nicely.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2020, 09:03:28 AM »
looking good - will it fly ????

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2020, 01:24:40 PM »
Nice work - looks good Kevin
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #50 on: April 13, 2020, 11:09:45 AM »
Hi All,
Made a little more progress with this model.
Managed to get the supports for the two aircraft located, lined up, most difficult was the angled supports between the two aircfraft.
A little bit of filler/tidying up will be needed where I drilled some locating points but not in the right place.....
Some pictures of the aircraft so far, I have made a start on the Take off Dolly, and will post some pictures of this later.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2020, 11:12:25 AM »
That certainly is looking the part.
Mistel you too.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2020, 01:07:36 PM »
Looks tricky.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2020, 06:06:57 PM »
Amazing detail Kevin.
Well done.
Andy.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2020, 08:35:23 PM »
Hi All,
Well as promised managed to do some work on the take off dolly.
The main body is Balsa, then skinned with thin plastic sheet, I also made up the axle box from plastic card, then drilled an accommodating hole, an axle then inserted and extra wide sponson's added to the axle.
Note as this was in 1/144th, to get an idea of the dimensions I printed off a dragon instruction sheet with a parts layout map, then scaled this up from a side view to the correct side, then components were then traced onto plastic sheet/balsa and cut out.
At the moment the axle is deliberately too long, and will be adjusted as the build continues. Next thing is to add some detail to the dolly, ribbing, rivets, hubs, support mounts, and RATO take off pack. The dolly is only shown as a set up at moment, and also the Mistel is placed onto dolly, just to check general layout. The Mistel will be horizontal and mounted on supports when nearer completion
I have added a 50p piece in the pictures for size.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2020, 09:05:05 PM »
Nice bit of scratch building there, great technique and skill.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2020, 11:12:09 AM »
Splendid work Kev.  It'll make a great display when they're all done.

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2020, 02:39:55 PM »
Thanks Wizzel,
I hope so.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2020, 06:00:11 PM »
Will they both be a similar colour or different Kevin ???????

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2020, 06:56:46 PM »
I admire anyone who can work in this scale, looks very good.