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Hi Guys,

 

Some more work on the Pulse Jets for the Ef-126 for the Mistel.  I got the base colours down a few days ago and decided to add more metallics and heat staining.  I managed to screw up by adding too much Chrome at one point so darkened down again using Mission Models Transparent Medium with a drop of black to give  dark tint.  Then I used the Transparent Medium again but tinted with Orange and Blue for the heat staining.

 

Revised base colours.  The mix was 40 Black 60 Cold Rolled Steel then eyeballed amounts of Chrome in the mix.  Got it too light and recovered as described above.

 

50148698746_d61641a839_b.jpgTubes by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

With some Orange added as the first stage of staining.

 

50148698756_c892602708_b.jpgTubes by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The some Blue

 

50148699266_825a828d3c_b.jpgTubes by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

That's it.  Hope you like it.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

 

 

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Hi Guys,

 

Lots of changes to the Mistel, but I'm not going to bother with all that and just show what's achieved so far.

 

50198255296_d398eb6d10_c.jpgLegs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50196159066_2d2a7bab49_c.jpgAlmost There by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50197710653_cfd3803a73_c.jpgLegs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50197710663_b0dfc206fd_c.jpgLegs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50198528367_b3c0e647a4_c.jpgLegs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50197711193_33b423b803_c.jpgLegs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50197711348_dcb46b07ea_c.jpgLegs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Now mounted on the original Revell Me-262/He-162 launch dolly.

 

50197738973_95479c4674_c.jpgOld Legs by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50197739038_681b48fea6_c.jpgOld Legs by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Hi Guys,

 

Adding detail bits to the Me-262 part of the Mistel project.  First up is the rear support strut, which would fall back when the airframes separated.  So a little Vee bracket at the top of the strut so it falls back cleanly onto the leading edge of the fin.  Here's my working drawing:

 

50205875197_204fd8218c_c.jpgStruttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

And the strut itself:

 

50205070608_9a54955b68_c.jpgStruttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50205068788_674271acff_c.jpgStruttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Test fit to the fuselage:

 

50205598211_955e48e6ed_c.jpgStruttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Out with he Hasegawa Scribing templates to do the rear fuel tank access covers:

 

50205068043_8c258918bd_c.jpgStruttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Making a start detailing the main strut mounting hinges.  Contrail rod, plastic strip, plasticard and an old Historex Punch & Die set!

 

50205068873_17f4de984d_c.jpgStruttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Next up today will be digging out the Albion Alloys Brass Micro Tubing to make a few Pitot Tubes.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, abbadur said:

Is this the Cammett 1/32 launch trolley?

Where are the rocket boosters from?

 

No, not Cammett.

 

The photos of the trolley with the wheels and rockets are from another build, this build has a redesigned trolley.

 

Both launch trolleys were designed and printed for me by Wunwinglow (Tim Perry - PP Aeroparts as was) but were commissioned and modified by me.  The rocket boosters are also 3D printed by Tim, on mountings designed by me.  the new version is lower at the rear and will have altered mountings and a relocated braking parachute.

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Hi Guys,

 

I actually pulled my finger out this week and did some modelling on the Mistel.  So here's some pix with captions. 

 

The me-262 was treated to a layer of MMP Grey Primer overall then some of their metallics underneath.  Late was instructions called for bare metal under most aircraft.  This is 1946 so definitely metal.

 

50278666696_006da0390b_c.jpgMore Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The gear doors were mainly wood with metal trim so would be painted.  The nose undercart front door is metal here and its going to be load bearing, for the launch dolly front strut.

 

50278668926_c7ce03d4d4_c.jpgMore Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The Ef-126 was treated to MMP Grey Primer then the flanks were painted in Mission Models RLM76.  same for the wing undersides, no bare wood.  Just bloody stupid -  bare wood sucks up water which adds weight, warpage and fungus.  What's most North West European weather?  Cold and wet, so bare wood is Verboten!  Top of the fuselage and port wing had RLM82 applied.

 

50278659451_d83aaf0771_c.jpgMore Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

The starboard upper wing got some RLM81 as did a couple of areas of the fuselage spine.

 

50279119981_69d5af101e_c.jpgMore Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Time for some mottle along the blue flanks using RLM81 and 82.

 

50279015483_8a4aecd51b_c.jpgMore Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Engines on for a look-see.

 

50279245932_eeb195cab6_c.jpgMore Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

A trial fit on the Me-262: It's also got some RLM 76 on it.

 

50278421778_e742b3fb0a_c.jpgMore Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50279263027_b31fea8877_c.jpgMore Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

So far, so good.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

 

50278421778_e742b3fb0a_c.jpgMore Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

 

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Hi Guys,

 

Today was fairly busy, airbrushing the Me-262 flying bomb.  As the whole thing was never built and its a "what if?" dated 1946, I've taken some liberties with the design and colour schemes on both airframes. Hence the all-metal undersides.

 

The starting point is the 1944 8-262 painting instructions from the facsimile in Michael Ullman's Luftwaffe Colour book.

 

50286241642_001aa7db4c_c.jpgTail end by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

I had already primed the aircraft, metalled the underside and  airbrushed RLM76 on the flanks of the fuselage.  All colours so far have been from Mission Models.  Here's the RLM82 HellGrun

 

50285412793_74c57c6103_c.jpgTail end by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Followed by RLM81 BraunViolet.  I've gone for soft edged demarcation, the thinking is by now these aircraft would be shoved out the door as fast as possible, so neat isn't in the equation.

 

50286088566_6e02619501_c.jpgTail end by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50285411433_f147090aff_c.jpgTail end by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50286088216_f9f48898cc_c.jpgTail end by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

One thing became blindingly obvious when I put the Ef-126 on top of the Me-262:  The twin tail fins were way too bright. Even though i had cleaned up the airbrushes I still had wet paint in the mixing cups so I added some mottling to the outer faces of the fins.  Definitely worth doing!

 

50286227397_a39b3a42d7_c.jpgTail end by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

50286085411_b012821f22_c.jpgTail end by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr

 

Tomorrow's plan is the get the Silhouette cutting the markings that I've already designed and maybe do some masking and spraying.  

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

 

 

 

 

 

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