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  1. Thank you. On a test fuselage, I also sanded the surface and then slightly re-riveted. The advantage was that you can polish the paint so that the rivets become slightly more visible because paint on the edges around the holes wears off a bit. But it is a lot of work. I'll have to try the method suggested by Peter as well. My worry is that I am not as good at riveting as I like to be and I sometimes had to fill holes. I think it could be more difficult to repair a primed surface as you would have to remove the primer and then carefully apply primer again in a way that it merges with the rest of the primed fuselage. Fuselage halves are almost complete now with the last few rivets to be added. Then sanding and re-riveting. I may then try to apply a black wash like Chuck does in his builds to better see the quality of the rivets and panel lines before I paint the cockpit walls and then join the fuselage halves. I am looking forward to finally continue and apply some paint again.
  2. Thank you Mike for that link. I don't trust these drawings as the fuel filler hatch just behind the cockpit is not shown and that one was 100% present on the actual fuselage. The only photo I could find that shows a circular hatch (not oval like on the model) just behind the exhaust is from the replica at Hannover Laatzen (a Flugwerk fuselage; see 1st photo below). The NASM Fw 190 doesn't have any hatch at that location (see second photo) and I couldn't find any wartime photo that would show one. Therefore, I am going to fill that hatch like I also filled the 2nd one underneath the canopy. The 3rd photo shows a D-9 fuselage that also doesn't show the two hatches. Hope to be able to show both finished (i.e. riveted) fuselage sides soon.
  3. Long time since my last update. I had focused more on my next book “Captured Eagles Vol.2”, but have continued here and there with the build. I have almost finished riveting the port fuselage side. I noticed that a few access hatches on the kit are wrong. I found at leat one of them on the Flugwerk replica fuselages, but not on wartime aircraft. Now, there is a hatch just behind the exhaust on the kit. The spare parts list of the 190 shows also a (round) hatch, but I haven’t been able to find it on wartime photos or the NASM 190. What do 190 experts think? Is the hatch necessary or should I fill it? By the way, I have already filled the hatch underneath the canopy on the kit. I could not find any photographic proof nor is it shown in the spare parts list. Cheers, Roger
  4. I hope they turn out great. Especially the instrument panel and cockpit parts. As far as I know there are no resin detail sets out for the Revell Me 262 1/32 and I would be one of your first customers. I am only a bit concerned that the 3D printer resolution is not yet good enough for really crisp results, but progress is so fast in this area, I may hopefully be proven wrong.
  5. The rear canopy has some strange edge where it meets the fuselage, but that can probably be easily corrected. Some of the instruction drawings show the nightfighter version. E.g. step 51.
  6. Thank you! And here's the direct link: https://stage.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/03875_%23BAU_MESSERSCHMITT_ME262A1_A2.PDF White 4 of EJG 2 and 9K+BH of KG 51 as decal options.
  7. First videos and photos are out. On 00:48sec in the following video, you can see a Corsair on display, which was not listed in the list posted somewhere above. So, still little hope, but I assume if there were a new 1/32 model, we would know by now: https://tamiyablog.com/2019/05/first-video-of-the-tamiya-booth-at-the-58th-shizuoka-hobby-show-2019/
  8. https://www.menzels-lokschuppen.de/Modellbau/Bausaetze-Militaerflugzeuge/Revell-03875-Me262-A-1-Jetfighter.html
  9. There is now also a picture of the box and a completed model. Beautiful if you ask me (and no, I am not working for Revell, but love the shape of the Me 262 :-)
  10. The boxart is apparently out! But no info about decal options yet. I assume White 4 will be one of the options. But White 4 was never equipped with R4M. It was a training aircraft attached to EJG 2. It was also fitted with the experimental wooden vertical stabilizer and rudder.
  11. It was the Fl 23338 compass. The casing if the Variometer was completely rectangular. I think yours is not yet. Yes it was the 32510 with the mounting plate attached from behind. One additional thing I noticed: the 4 holes for the canon indicators underneath the SZKK2 are not yet there. They were present even if not used. Looks like a map box?
  12. Looks great! Just a few remarks: The large repeater compass had a relatively flat front face without the jigsaw type of ring around the bezel. The AFN2 should be moved slightly to the right if I compare your drawing with photos. The lower left instrument was the Borduhr with a cutout in the lower center that us not present in your drawing. The watch itself was rarely installed. I’d just leave the hole but not the watch. There was a hole for an indicator to the left if the blind flying panel. It was unused, but would have to be added to your drawing. The instrument on the far right in the 2nd row from the bottom was a voltage indicator that was attached from behind and which had a smaller diameter than 57mm. You can find photos in Ken Merrick’s cockpit book. The rate if climb indicator was if the kast type with rectangular face. I am sure there was also a 262b with round indicator, but if you want to stick to the only reference photo, I’d go for the rectangular one. The item behind the right side console looks like a connectir or ‘Verteiler’ to me which was at some point covered. Mist likely box type shape. Cheers Roger
  13. Looks absolutely fantastic and realistic! Just one small remark: the pilot would climb the aircraft via the foot holds in the forward engine nacelle and not via the wing root. Still there would be some chipping at the wing root, but maybe not so far back. Cheers, Roger
  14. The 1.8ata instrument was Fl20556 which was an 80mm instrument. There was no place for an 80mm instrument elsewhere except to the left of the SZKK2. But that space was originally intended for the cabin pressure gauge and I am not sure if it was covered by fabric or used in the nightfighter. I believe the 20556 was the only instrument in the auxiliary panel. Yes, the South Africa BFP us original. Thanks for your efforts! It will be an amazing set!
  15. That additional instrument was most likely a dual manifold pressure gauge up to 1.8ata that showed the thrust in both jets. The pointers would have to show the same pressure for a straight flight course. The same was also installed in the Ar 234 B-2 panel. Cheers, Roger PS: Please create a blind flying panel for the nightfighter where the large compass and horizon were centered on the same vertical line. It was made out of metal and was quite thin. The BFP where the compass was offset from the vertical line was made out of wood, but was intended for the bad weather fighter version of the single seater.
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