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Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a, Werknummer 111711 (Diorama)


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Hi Guy's this is my latest project - Well almost ready for inspection...
Finally I got around to do some work on this one, restarted 3-4 years ago trying to bring this old kit up to some speed.
 
It's another one of those old kits tucked away in an cardbox in the attic from 40 years ago...
 
Hasegawa's 1/32 Messerschmitt Me 262A1-a Werknummer 111711 by Messerschmitt AG test pilot Hans Fay.
 
I wanted to do one of the Me 262's without no paint job, trying not to get the aluminum to get too 'shiny'
The photos of the original, shows a very worn, puttied surface that I tried to replicate my way.
 
 
Painting: Alclad aluminium, sanded back and some very matt putty mixed from primer paint. RLM 76 in some places.
 
Some extra detailing was done to show one of the engines, the MG and radio compartment. Aires cockpit and Eduard PE. 
 
Tell me what you think, I'm thinking of adding even some more putty??
 
Regards: Kent

 

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That's the ancient Hasegawa kit?!

 

Superb job on an old, old kit, one of the more realistic 262's I've seen. You've got the putty effect looking just right, I'd personally not add any more. The metal surface also looks very realistic - perhaps just add a tad of weathering and it's finished?

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That's the ancient Hasegawa kit?!

 

Superb job on an old, old kit, one of the more realistic 262's I've seen. You've got the putty effect looking just right, I'd personally not add any more. The metal surface also looks very realistic - perhaps just add a tad of weathering and it's finished?

 

Thank you, what type of weathering would you recommend?

 

Kent

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Thank you, what type of weathering would you recommend?

 

Kent

Actually, after looking through my 262 references, all the period photo's I have seem to show the aircraft pretty spotless!

 

Maybe this was because they kept the airframe clean after each flight in order to maintain the aircrafts aerodynamics, and hence speed?

 

So after taking a good look at the references, I don't think it needs any weathering at all - it looks just like the period photo's of the aircraft.

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It's this old kite from Hasegawa in the seventies...

 

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Here's a photo of 111711 after it went to the US...

 

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If it's not weathering, it is probably some kind of aluminum patina + putty leftovers?

 

That would be my guess as well, great looking "rough" bird.......

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