REVELL Me262 "Nightfighter"
Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:31 PM
main event of the year, the Bodensee-Expo, is over, Navy-collection was nearly complete ( ok, the AVENGER is left, but Iīm a bit overloaded with "overall-glossy-blue" and so she will follow later ) so I decided to start my next "theme"-project, depicting german nightfighters.
This global project will include at least 2 Me 262 Twoseaters ( old Revells, what else ), two me 110īs, 1 ARADO 234 B Nightfighter, a FW 190 with Neptun-radar ( white "10") and finally.....an Heinkel 219 "UHU".
I set myself a time schedule of something around 2 years to complete the whole project, and an old REVELL 262 twoseater will do the "opening".
As usual, I start with the engine........for sure the bird will be done as a cutaway, including the Jumo 004
( remember.....Thereīs only one REAL Ripper!!! ), and also fur sure the Jumo will work, here are the first shots of the hardly modified REVELL parts:
compressor wheels made from alu-pieces, motor is sitting in the middle of the whole thing ( black area)
Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:33 PM
Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:36 PM
Chris "the ripper"
Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:50 PM
The engine looks stunning. A work of art. Keep this one away from the tourists hey! (I would still love to know what happened to the corsair)
Good luck with the fabulous project! Pauke Pauke!!!
Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:52 PM
Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:03 PM
The Corsair is in the "hangar" ,waiting for repair and service ītill the whole act is cleared up with the visitors insurance ( perhaps I need some more photos of the damage so itīs better to wait ) but I think I can fix it without too many visible damages.
Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:05 PM
I did not reply to your email bacause as you said, your research was done, but I have found two interesting pictures for you. They concern red 10. I have two pictures of her showing clearly mottling on the top of the engine and the flaps, which would mean the mottling was carried onto the wings, like you were looking for.
Although some of the pictures of red 8 and 12 show the engine covers black or green, I still believe the museum might have made an error doing the top wings solid.
The funny mottling was not applied at factory, but by the unit themselves after they got dispersed into autobahns. The mottle is to hide a plane standing in a pine forrest from above, so the wings would have had to be done.
I post both pictures, I hope they help!
Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:08 PM
Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:31 PM
Thatīs one of the reasons why Iīm planning to do two of the 262 Bīs ( besides of having three in the storage )īcause so i can do one bird in the cammo of "Red 8" like sheīs looking after restoration and the second one , perhaps "Red 10" or "Red 12", in an overall cammo-sheme, although it still might be a bit "what if"!
Thanx for the pics
Posted 03 December 2005 - 07:50 AM
The Corsair is in the "hangar" ,waiting for repair and service ītill the whole act is cleared up with the visitors insurance
I must have missed that. What hapened to the Corsair ?
Good work on the 262 so far.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 08:35 AM
Posted 05 December 2005 - 07:05 PM
im sorry to here about your F-4U Cosair hope you can repair it nicely
1/16 wooden build, not sure which one yet
Posted 05 December 2005 - 08:47 PM
I"m just asking because this is the first time in all the years of modeling contests that I've heard of a model being destroyed. There has to be ways to prevent this. Looking forward to your 262 project, later.
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