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The story so far:  I got some primer and then a home brew pale blue on the 262 flying bomb and that was that.

 

Progress:

 

Ailerons for the He-162 were delivered in RLM82 top and bottom to the assembly plants.  Paint is Mission Models throughout.

 

48706639712_15dc27d460_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

I started with a modified 8-162 scheme promulgated in February 1945, my time frame for the model is a whole year later, 1946.

 

48706639762_ed6382fc6f_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

It's a combination of plain RLM82 Hellgrun on the port wing, the fuselage too.  The starboard wing and engine casing get RLM81 Braunviolet.  This scheme is often reversed in books and colour plates. I added mottling, making it up as I go along and as it's a fictitious 1946, who can tell me its wrong?

 

48706139738_a2d55ee44a_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Back to the 262: I went for the official colour scheme on this one, it's meant to be an old (by 1946 standards) airframe.  So its late real war colours of RLM 81/82 just like the He-162.  Here I've blocked in the Hellgrun ready to mask up for the Braunviolet.

 

48716412208_a70cdc5e27_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And here's the masking:

 

48717703866_06907e18c6_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Some considerable time later, I took the masking off the nose and some two day old paint had pulled up. My bad, I had used that useless white flexible tape from Tamiya.  I had forgotten how lousy it is!

 

48718005898_d3da41bbd5_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

But here we are with some main cammo and some mottle, applied with different airbrushes but the same mix of paints.  Main areas with the Badger Krome, the mottle with Gunze's PS-770, a super detailing airbrush.

 

48718388826_a94a7f38f4_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And bang up to date, a view of the two fuselages mated together in glorious Technicolor!

 

48718426251_b29450efab_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48718475977_d3bf116910_c.jpgMustel by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Hope you approve!

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Most definitely approve! The colors and paint work look amazing.

This is such a cool build!

 

I have to say though I have 4 or 5 roles of various sizes of the flexible Tamiya tape and love it. I dont think I've ever had any issues with it, and I've used it without fail on my last 4 builds. 

 

I've use the flexible Tam tape for everything from canopies with Future on them, to bare MRP over resin, to MRP over primer, and early on I used it over MM enamel. Since I've found MRP I really haven't tried many other paints with it though.

Is the nose its painted on resin?

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38 minutes ago, Out2gtcha said:

Is the nose its painted on resin?

No, its standard Polystyrene, cleaned carefully.  Primer has been on for a week, paint for a couple of days.  The main fuselage was painted blue a few days ago but the greem and brown both went on today, masking a few minutes after spraying, normal tape and no lifting at all.

 

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Hi Guys,

 

A busy day at the spray booth, trying to sort out the lifted paint on the Me-262 Flying Bomb part of the Mistel.  Here's the damage on one side, about the same on the other side.

 

48718005898_d3da41bbd5_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

I masked up the fuselage already painted, laying up with Aizu Micron Masking Tape back filled with odds and ends from yesterday's session, then applied a mix of MMP's Grey Primer in thin layers, building it up with the judicious use of a hair dryer to harden each layer.

 

48722286368_b08ca19c19_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

After some minor sanding and smoothing with Micro Mesh pads I applied the base colour of RLM76 again, smooth as a baby's posterior.

 

48722627211_e136c3ed15_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Then on with a scribble and mottle of MMP RLM 82, lightened with a touch of White.

 

48722589171_4ab7a597ac_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Then a few squirts of RLM66 over the blue and green.  Yes, it's not a "real" external colour but as this is a fictitious item that never flew and the war stopped in 1945 not 1946, I can more or less dictate my own conditions!

 

48722763672_5fd87893f8_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And the result of a few hours work.

 

48722587786_edf4fe3426_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48722588576_82550b6aaf_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48722762782_764c4ed652_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Tomorrow I hope to mask and paint some panels on the port engine, specifically the rear end will be black, the intake ring might be bare metal and the panel behind it might get the same cammo as the nose.  Then again, it might not.  Could be Primer or plain old aluminium.  Plus the markings might get cut on the Silhouette and sprayed, depends how the day goes.

 

Hope somebody likes it.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

Edited by Bruce_Crosby

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Today I spent a while changing some stuff on the mask design for the He-162 and the Me-262 in AutoCAD, then cut a new sheet on the Silhouette.  here it is in the Silhouette program ready to cut.

 

48726033083_908d696980_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Placing the masks.

 

48726009833_89ede618fa_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48726513262_38123739f5_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48726337116_87ed57a397_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Obviously it all went wrong and this is the second attempt on the starboard upper wing.  Lots of repainting required, plus a lot of swearing and cursing.

 

48727652212_1f579f6c08_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

But eventually it started to look better.

 

48727653662_61d541e3f5_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Then onto the underwing crosses in black and the stencil type swastikas on the rudder.

 

48727849132_162c9574f7_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48727345993_ebd2db35cc_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48727346293_c006cd9269_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Tomorrow I'll be putting the stencils on the He-162.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Back with today's work on the Mistel.  First up this morning was to get masks and paint onto the He-162.

 

Untitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48730822713_2a91abe8ea_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48731145506_747cda58cf_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Some RLM04 yellow;

 

48731328602_25fe1c2f29_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Then Back and White to get this:

 

48731152436_9b99a38c73_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Then this afternoon, after some talking with Klaus Herold, I mixed up some RLM02 and went over the plated over cockpit, oversprayed onto the cammo, not clean lines.  This was after all, a last flight!

 

48732313426_048af5e0d3_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Here with the support struts for the He-162 and the access panel on the port Jumo in RLM02 as well.

 

48732526342_9b48defc52_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And that's today's work over.  May not look much but lots of masking and mixing, cleaning up, etc.  I used the Gunze PS-770 a lot today, it produces a very tight spray pattern, great for close-in work.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

 

 

Edited by Bruce_Crosby

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