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Here we go again, this is part, well, I don't know!

 

I spent the day adding some small chips with a sponge and brush then went for it big time with Flory Washes.  I used two colours, Grime and Dark Dirt, very reminiscent of the muck I saw on aircraft from when I was in the RAF.

 

Most service points on the Me-262 and the usual way into the cockpit are on the port side, so it's the port engine that gets most of the footfall.  Plus it's got bits from all over, like a front cover in RLM02 and the port clam shell door is a different shade of blue.

 

48769793443_b06e5b3c79_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Starboard engine is original so has some chipped paintwork on the intake.

 

48770126316_7b917a74d9_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

I got a fuel triangle decal in the wrong place and as it was already varnished over I had to remove it with a scalpel then sand the area.

 

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And a new one.  Lucky I've got another Revell Me- 262 to hand!

 

48770125816_9bcd6c5d31_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Chips with everything!

 

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With the Flory Wash:

 

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That's all Folks!

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Hi Guys,

 

Some more Mistel.

 

Finally got the slats cemented in place!

 

48788617531_d79926fc8d_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

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Then today I made the Pitot Tubes for both airframes.  Albion Alloys Brass Tubing, lovely stuff!

 

48793963216_7bd177f531_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And sharpened up the D/F loop with a half round file.

 

48794103602_fff3558fd3_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

I have some QuickBoost resin and Masters brass barrels but in the end I cleaned up the kit guns.

 

48793963246_657f9f83cc_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The kit guns painted with a mix of MMP Dural and Black.

 

48794104727_05696f282d_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The Pitots.

 

48794116773_1e88a983aa_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Dural loop with the Bakelite base in Rust.

 

48794117478_2f307e23fc_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Two really dirty boosters stolen from the Trumpeter kit.  All grunge over RLM02.  The originals might have been a dark metal, still grungy though!.

 

48794117933_7472e17b7a_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And that's today.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

 

 

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And more ramblings from a deranged mind!

 

Canopy masked and painted.

 

48813249271_fc05b56bd4_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Clear bits in place as well as the home made Pitot.

 

48812936243_57bf2ce58c_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

My friend Klaus Herold noticed the wing alignment wasn't too hot so I removed a spacer from the top of the front strut to drop the nose of the He-162.

 

48825467131_456d7ee533_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Then it was back to sorting out the booster mountings

 

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So I ended up making tiny brackets.

 

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Front bracket in place.

 

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Front mounts for the centre booster pair.

 

48822208421_a6e11080e5_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And the full set. Note the outer mountings are slightly farther forwards, this will angle the outer boosters a little.

 

48823170637_a84c42b87f_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And that's it so far!

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

 

 

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Hi Guys,

 

After a few days in the doldrums, I'm back on the Mistel.  This time I'm making the braking parachute for the launch trolley.  It's based on the photo of the chute on the much smaller trolley for the Ar-234A series but as this trolley is about twice the weight, I've increased the size somewhat.

 

The photo I'm working from:

 

48866788306_5f038515cd_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

How its should turn out, assuming all goes well.

 

48881762333_aeacced0c6_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

A start on the box, one of Tim Perry's 3D printed bits with a cover plate from sheet plastic, the start of the bulge shape from Tamiya white epoxy putty and the two large side opening flaps from Green Stuff epoxy putty which is much better to work for detail.

 

48866575303_a7f12d093b_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Then I added the small green triangles top and bottom at the centre join as these will be where the top and bottom straps locate.  It will make sense in a while!  Plus some brackets and rivets.

 

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Rear Mounts added, odd bits drilled.

 

48882278126_6b6395c2d4_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The top straps added.

 

48882292511_ef34f8e763_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

As it stands right now.  I still have to make four coil springs, two each side.

 

48882292051_3404d9cf8a_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48882291911_bd80b007a0_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

48882292626_e55805ddcb_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

I hope this all makes sense!

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

 

 

 

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We've been watching this come together at our local model club - really is an impressive bit of work - has to be seen in the 'flesh' to fully appreciate...  :thumbsup:

 

Nearly there Bruce!

 

Iain

 

 

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Hi Guys,

 

A little more work on the Mistel braking chute.  I made the springs from fine brass wire.  The lanyard to the shackle is made from twisted lead wire and the shackle itself is from a Takom 1/35 Panther tank kit.

 

Springs made from brass wire wound round plastic rod to get the shape.

 

48893051693_bb36d6f928_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Springs superglued to the casing:

 

48893544062_7e59c92785_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Twisted lead wire for the lanyard:

 

48893357421_608aee5d79_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

With the shackle in place:

 

48893568082_7d5f7187a6_c.jpgUntitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

That's all folks!

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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This really is an admirable build Bruce, I like the way that you are tackling so many unusual difficulties and solving them with great ingenuity.  Press on regardless!!

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