Hi Everybody on LSP!
This is my rendition of Me-262 prototype No 7, serial number 130002. Awaiting completion for more than five years, I recovered it some weeks ago since I felt a bit bored with my old Revell Mosquito, which I had to put aside for a while now.
I haven't used any aftermarket stuff, but added a lot of detail instead, especially to the main gear bay and the turbojet engines. As I wanted to open up the nose section as much as possible, I custom-molded a pair of lead-weights to fill the hollow spaces below the gun bay. In addition I have shortened the metal main wheel struts by three millimeters (or was it five? ).
Code letters are self printed, the octane triangles are 1/72, because the kit's decals are way too large. Finally I've made both canopy and gunbay doors moveable by creating simple 0.6mm injection needle hinges.
Sorry, there's no WIP, but I will add a couple of building-pics at the end. Hope you like it!
Port side view, engine cover removed. Franz, the mechanic, kindly gives us opportunity for a closer look
Wow Franz, you're the greatest!
The port jumo 004 engine
Trumpeter has detailed the front section so nicely that I couldn't resist to open it up. The top of the gun bay front spar didn't look very good so I tried to re-paint it during the photo shooting. Now it looks worse than before...
The starboard jumo lacks the hydraulic oil pump, what was common on the Me 262.
Edited by Chris Wimmer, 27 October 2015 - 05:28 AM.