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  1. VintageEagle

    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    Fantastic news! I also like the 190 Sturmbock. I am curious to see the boxart and the decal options. Thanks for sharing!
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    That is indeed exciting news. I somewhat expected that they would bring the A-1a since they already showed the single seater canopy when the B-1a/U1 was released, but you never now. I will certainly buy a couple of them. Thanks for sharing the news.
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    1/32 Me 262 A-1a/U4 Kanonenvogel Conversion

    Hello Alan, Thank you very much for the detailed instructions incl. products used. I'll print it for future reference. With the variety of different primers, clear coats, etc. we have today, it is always good to have someone tried and documented a "recipe" that works so well. The result surely does look fantastic and convincing. I may also try to use this for wing root chipping. Chris Wauchop is using a silver pencil and it does look extremely good as well, but when I try the same method, the contours between silver and paint are always a bit blurred and not as sharp as they should be to really look like chipped paint. Cheers, Roger
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    1/32 Me 262 A-1a/U4 Kanonenvogel Conversion

    Hi Alan, hiw did you do the chipping on the auxiliary fuel tanks? Chipping fluid? Looks very convincing! Cheers, Roger
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    Zukei Mura: a jet in 1/32???

    Jet? I’d like a Me 262 ;-)
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    Thierry, thanks for your comments. The whole engine nacelle on the Trumpeter kit looks too large compared to the original on these photos, but - as you stated - it may just be due to the photos (lense and camera settings). Personally, I prefer the overall shape of the Revell kit and I do notice a difference. As I don’t bulid many kits, just a few, I personally prefer quality over price. So, I’d go for the most accurate high quality kit even if it is 5x more expensive than other brands. But that is my personal preference and I am sure and I can understand that there are probably many out there who can easily live with some inaccuracies if it comes for a lower price, more aftermarket sets or more subtypes that can be bulit. So, if Tamiya or ZM ever brings a new 262, I’ll buy a couple. But I will do the same as well if Revell brings an A-1a next year. Cheers, Roger
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    OK, I carefully measured again with my calliper and I got the same dimensions as I reported before, i.e. - Trumpeter 13.6mm (0.8mm or 6% too small) - Revell 14.5 (0.1mm or 0.7% too big) Total difference between the two is 6.7%. The absolute difference is not so big (0.9mm), but the relative one is quite noticeable. To illustrate this, let's take an example where we are more used to compare sizes. Compare the height of a person of 1.80m height (= ca. 5 feet, 11 inches) to one who is 6.7% smaller, i.e. 1.68m (= ca. 5 feet 6 inches). I am sure most of you would be able to tell who the smaller person is without the need to measure first. Still, there may be those who don't notice the difference between the Trumpeter and Revell intake diameter (and vs. the original). Good for those as they will have two brands to chose from. Personally, I have noticed the difference ever since the Trumpeter kit came out and it has been bothering me. So, enough of that and back the the reason for my OP. I was glad when the Revell kit came out and corrected the intakes. Still, I would welcome if a company like Tamiya or Zoukei Mura was working on a high-end Me 262 kit. Tamiya has done a 1/48 scale kit and probably has all the required drawings to create an 1/32 kit. ZM has demonstrated that they are interested in late war German fighter types, although I expect them to rather do an Ar 234 than a Me 262. Still, I was hoping that there are some rumors out, but that doesn't seem to be the case. So, for 2019 I hope Revell will announce one at the Nurburg Toy Fair at the beginning of the year and maybe Tamiya or Zoukei Mura will bring one in a few years. I would be more than delighted. Cheers, Roger
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    OK, I took measurements on the kits as I own both. As expected, the Revell kit has larger intake diameters. In mm, it is: Trumpeter: 13.6 mm Revell: 14.5 mm If I take the 20 inch diameter from the post-war report, this would give me 0.625 inch in 1/32, which is 15.88 mm. Now, that would be too large for both kits. Either both kits got it wrong or the post-war report got it wrong or refered to another diameter. This German (probalby wartime) drawing indicates a diameter of 460mm, which in 1/32 is 14.4mm: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/img_678875_1335372307_File0203.jpg.html So, real deal is 14.4, Trumpeter is 13.6 (0.8mm or 6%) off, Revell is 14.5 (or 0.7% off, which is probalby within the measurement accuracy of my tool I used). So, D Bellis, it is not a 'perceived inaccuracy' but a measured one as suspected already by just visual comparison of the Trumpeter 1/32 kit with the Messerschmitt 1/1 original. Cheers, Roger
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    If it is not the inner diameter, it is the outer shape. Overall, the intake area on the Trumpeter kit looks wrong and I bet the dimensions on the Revell kit are different/better. I’ll take measurements on both kits later today and report back...
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    A US post war technical analysis of the Me 262 stated that the “diameter at the intake end is 20 in., the outer skin increasing to 32.5 in., the inner to 21.5.” If true, the inner intake surface was conical and not cylindrical. The photo appears to confirm this: https://imgur.com/gallery/JpVUF Now, we have to compare this with Revell’s and Trumpeter’s kits...
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    Here’s an immediate postwar measurement of the diameter: https://www.pinterest.ch/pin/434808539015627619/
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    Most likely as I have seen pictures of sprues that show the single seater canopy when they released the nightfigter. I expected them to release it this year, but it will most likely be released next year or in 2020. But is there any other rumor? Airfix has measured the airframe for their 1/72 kit. ZM was rumored to do a twin-engined German aircraft soon (besides the Hs 129?) and Tamiya hs not yet released any 1/32 kit for 2019. Cheers Roger
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    Hi everyone, I have never really been happy with the Trumpeter Me 262 (rivets, intake diameter too small) and have been waiting for a new mould kit for years. I was delighted when Revell released their nightfighter and expected that a fighter version would follow suit. This has not yet happened, but most likely will in either 2019 or 2020. Is there any rumor of another company working on a Me 262 kit? Tamiya, Zoukei Mura, ...? Cheers, Roger
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    New!! 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf Fw-190A-9

    Looks great and incredible speed. I have been working on rivetting my Revell Fw 190 for a few months now and I have only managed to do the fuselage...
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    New!! 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf Fw-190A-9

    Beautiful subject!
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