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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #105 on: April 03, 2022, 02:29:08 PM »
Should be good - a whole squadron of 262s.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #106 on: April 04, 2022, 08:31:04 PM »
Hi All,
Well got stuck into this one over the last few days.
So far I have managed to get the cockpit painted and in place, the nose cut off and the resin replacement added. During the cutting process, I made a mistake removing a little too much. This was due to me not measuring correctly, and the fact I was using a Trumpeter kit rather than the recommended Eduard. (Since found out that Mark 1 Models use the Eduard mouldings so I may root some out)
Anyway a little plastic card, soon remedied the issue, followed by careful carving and filling.
whilst the nose was drying I assembled the engines, thinned down the undercarriage doors, tidied up all the other bits and pieces. Brought the engines and tailplane together with the fuselage/wings. The engine nacelles were filled with Deluxe Models Liquid Gravity and this was glued in place with some Mr. Gator PVA Glue. With the main components in place I just need to use some filler here and there.
Have then done a dry run with everything in place, to see if the model sits on its undercarriage, and it does!
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #107 on: April 04, 2022, 09:13:21 PM »
Lovely, considering the size!
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #108 on: April 05, 2022, 06:55:21 AM »
Great
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #109 on: April 05, 2022, 01:15:22 PM »
Looks the business Kevin.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #110 on: April 12, 2022, 08:15:34 PM »
Thanks guys,
Been away this weekend so not done much on this one.
However, I have managed to give the model a coat of Mr. Surfacer 1500, and when dry a polish with a 8000 grit polishing cloth. Then I have painted the under surfaces with Aeromaster RLM 76 Licthblau.
Before painting the uppers, I needed to mask the cockpit canopy, for this I used Bare-metal foil. I attach a photo to show how small it is, compared to a 1p piece.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #111 on: April 13, 2022, 02:41:42 PM »
Tiny!
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #112 on: April 19, 2022, 07:21:42 PM »
Hi All,
Moved on with this one.
The canopy was stuck in place using Gator Grip PVA Glue, and any small gaps filled with Vallejo White Putty, and the excess wiped away using a damp cotton bud, leaving a fine amount of filler in the gaps in a couple of places. I have then painted it using Aeromaster RLM 76 Litchblau, on the underside,  then after some masking a coat of Aeromaster RLM 80 Olivgrun on the upper surfaces.
Once dry I then applied a mottle of Tamiya Deep Green using both mottle masks, and freehand airbrush technique holding the airbrush very close to the airframe. Any areas where bleeding /overspray had occurred were touched in with the appropriate colour and a fine brush.
The wheel wells were then painted in RLM02 Grau, and a small section of fine Aluminium tubing cut to size and glued in place to represent the 30mm cannon at the extreme nose.
Next a coat of 'Kleer' and then some decals from the kit and spares box, followed by attaching the undercarriage, pitot tube.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #113 on: April 20, 2022, 07:17:58 AM »
Coming along nicely.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #114 on: April 20, 2022, 08:26:04 AM »
Looking good Kevin
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #115 on: April 20, 2022, 01:14:52 PM »
Great mottleing Kevin.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #116 on: April 21, 2022, 04:01:33 PM »
Compact and bijou!!

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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2022, 12:14:14 PM »
Hi All,
Thanks for the comments.
Now glossed and almost fully decalled. Still need to add the camera ports under the nose from Black decal strip.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2022, 12:49:07 PM »
Small and beautiful.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2022, 03:01:46 PM »
Very nice Kevin.
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