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#1 Chris Wimmer

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:18 PM

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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?  :hmmm:).

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! :)

 

 

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Port side view, engine cover removed. Franz, the mechanic, kindly gives us opportunity for a closer look :rolleyes:

 

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Wow Franz, you're the greatest!

 

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The port jumo 004 engine

 

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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... :whistle:

 

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The starboard jumo lacks the hydraulic oil pump, what was common on the Me 262.

 

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Edited by Chris Wimmer, 27 October 2015 - 05:28 AM.

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In the works: 1:24 Airfix Bf109E-3

Finished:  Trumpeter Me262Junkers Jumo004 Turbojet engineRevell P47DRevell Mosquito  

Tutorial:  Junkers Jumo004 Plumbing Guide

Dreaming of:   Messerschmitt Me262V1, Messerschmitt Me163A, Heinkel He70, Heinkel He280, Yakolev Yak15, De Havilland Vampire


#2 BiggTim

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:21 PM

Very cool!


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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

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Previous Completions: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


#3 Chris Wimmer

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:22 PM

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In the works: 1:24 Airfix Bf109E-3

Finished:  Trumpeter Me262Junkers Jumo004 Turbojet engineRevell P47DRevell Mosquito  

Tutorial:  Junkers Jumo004 Plumbing Guide

Dreaming of:   Messerschmitt Me262V1, Messerschmitt Me163A, Heinkel He70, Heinkel He280, Yakolev Yak15, De Havilland Vampire


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:24 PM

Very well done ! Build, stairs and figure........Harv  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :punk:


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#5 Chris Wimmer

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:29 PM

I started with the cockpit five years ago and built it OOB, with exception of the armoured windshield. It's a scratchbuilt early type, extending into the cockpit.

 

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Fuel tanks as seen at the munich museum

 

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Lead weights both on port and starboard

 

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110306 still in progress. I consider starting a WIP at this point?

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

Chris :)


Edited by Chris Wimmer, 20 October 2015 - 10:03 PM.

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In the works: 1:24 Airfix Bf109E-3

Finished:  Trumpeter Me262Junkers Jumo004 Turbojet engineRevell P47DRevell Mosquito  

Tutorial:  Junkers Jumo004 Plumbing Guide

Dreaming of:   Messerschmitt Me262V1, Messerschmitt Me163A, Heinkel He70, Heinkel He280, Yakolev Yak15, De Havilland Vampire


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:39 PM

Really like what you've done here, Chris.

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:51 PM

Very well done ! Build, stairs and figure........Harv  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :punk:

 

Thank you, Harv!


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In the works: 1:24 Airfix Bf109E-3

Finished:  Trumpeter Me262Junkers Jumo004 Turbojet engineRevell P47DRevell Mosquito  

Tutorial:  Junkers Jumo004 Plumbing Guide

Dreaming of:   Messerschmitt Me262V1, Messerschmitt Me163A, Heinkel He70, Heinkel He280, Yakolev Yak15, De Havilland Vampire


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:51 PM

Whoa Nellie! Great stuff. Love those wheel wells and engines. The perspective makes the wells look real.

Sincerely,
Mark
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Posted 20 October 2015 - 05:19 PM

The extra detail is amazing!! You did a great job on this, Congrats!!!


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:49 PM

Excellent, great inspirational build, just received my Trump 262, hope to be doing her justice the way you did yours.

 

Jack.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:54 PM

Wow! It's all I can say!
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Posted 20 October 2015 - 08:32 PM

Excellent work!


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 08:52 PM

Wow, Chris, I really like it. The paint and weathering is great, the engine detail is jaw-dropping, and the figures are really realistic. I love it.

Does this by any chance mean you'll be back at the mosquito soon? :P

Cheers
Jim
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Posted 20 October 2015 - 09:41 PM

Wow, Chris, I really like it. The paint and weathering is great, the engine detail is jaw-dropping, and the figures are really realistic. I love it.

Does this by any chance mean you'll be back at the mosquito soon? :P

Cheers
Jim

 

Hey Jim, you're absolutely right! All I'm doing now is waiting for some aftermarket goodies. Unfortunately the wheel set came out a little bit too late, but I got myself those very nice Mosquito exhaust stacks! As I said, it's too late for the wheels, but props would be fine. Hmm, somehow I find that both the Tamiya as well as the HK props don't look very realistic, what do you think, hmmm? :whistle:

 

Thanks for the kind words :)

Chris

 

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Edited by Chris Wimmer, 20 October 2015 - 09:48 PM.

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In the works: 1:24 Airfix Bf109E-3

Finished:  Trumpeter Me262Junkers Jumo004 Turbojet engineRevell P47DRevell Mosquito  

Tutorial:  Junkers Jumo004 Plumbing Guide

Dreaming of:   Messerschmitt Me262V1, Messerschmitt Me163A, Heinkel He70, Heinkel He280, Yakolev Yak15, De Havilland Vampire


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 11:21 PM

That is some really fantastic work, Chris! Love it. May I publish it on the website?

 

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