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  1. This is a marker for this GB, as I have multiple unfinished builds all over the place at the moment. This kit will make a pleasant change I hope, as it's much newer than the ones I normally build and as it's sealed in the bag hopefully complete ! So just an FW200 Condor in the Maritime GB, and 3 trainers in the Trainers GB, then I will be back ! Meanwhile please drop in on my daughter Rose with her Arado 196 in this GB as I'm hoping to encourage her in our great hobby. cheers Pat
  2. Hello! Here is my Academy 1:72 Messerschmitt Me 262C-1a which I built 10 years ago. The Me 262 is one of my all-time favourites and I only bought this over-priced kit because of the option to make this variant with the tail rocket to help gain altitude. I had to double-check since the box size seemed to be for a 1:48 kit! It represents V186, the "Heimatschützar I" prototype, Wk Nr 130186, which was first flown by Gerd Linder from Lechfeld, Germany on 27 January 1945. It was later flown by Obersleutnant Heinz Bär of III./EJG 2 from Lechfeld in early March 1945, when he reputedly shot down a P-47. It was seriously damaged by an Allied attack on the night of 23 March and wasn't repaired. It's remains were captured by British troops. Except for etched belts, the kit was very much built OOB. Painting was mostly by airbrush. The exact combination of colours varies between sources so I went for what some said and painted it RLM82 with RLM83 on the top surfaces. Thanks for looking and all comments are, as always, welcome Miguel
  3. Continuing with the topic of my last model: I built the Hobby Boss 1:48 Me 262A-1a with the same theme, and painted it entirely in red, the way it looked in the show. Regarding the aircraft itself, it wasn´t as well fitting as the Fw 190D-9. The gun bay is designed to be posed open, so the covers won´t seat flush with the rest of the fuselage. I used the weight that came with the kit, and found it pushed the nose outwards a bit, but pressure, glue and superglue fixed everything in place. The biggest problem with this kit was the way Hobby Boss decided to attach the big pieces (wings, wheels and fuselage halves) to the sprues. They did so by putting the sprue gates inside the pieces. This isn´t a problem with pieces that are thick, but clean a bit too much on the wings and rudder, and you´ll shave a part of them. To sum up, I really enjoyed building these two models, they gave me inspiration to continue with the aircraft of the real pilots. Though my display space is running out.
  4. As the title says, is the noseweight provided on the Hobby Boss 1:48 Me 262A-1a heavy enough to avoid the aircraft from tailsitting? The weight doesn't feel too heavy. I was thinking on adding another 30 grams or so in the space between the cannon and cockpit's bulkheads. Adding the armament might also help. I could also delete the roof of the nose gear (where the cannons are glued), add the nose bulkheads, and then add another weight in there as a roof. Any help is welcome. Funnily enough, I wasn't able to find any build reviews for this kit
  5. I found this image while searching for Heinz Bär´s Me 262. I think it´s Nowotny´s aircraft because of the 8 in front of the cockpit and the yellow band behind it, said band was present on the Me 262´s assigned to Kommando Nowotny. Notice that the aircraft has mottling behind the cockpit instead of a splintern pattern. Edit: I added a second picture.
  6. Here´re the photos of my latest model, Revell´s 20 year old Me 262A-1a. The model had an overall good fit, except for the front nose piece, which curves up and the canopy, which has a terrible fit (worst fitting part in the entire kit). I added a 30 gram lead weight in the frontal bulkhead of the cockpit, and discovered after attaching the wheels that it was just enough to keep the model from being a tail seater (I bought some 10 gram weight that I´ll cut in half and glue them as forward as possible for the next time). I´m also accepting advice regarding how I should take my photos.
  7. It was nice to finally open again Revell Germany´s rectangular blue box. I had built this model twice in the past, both times I ended up with a mess instead of a plastic model (the second time I ended with melted plastic because I used too much glue on my weight in the nose), but this time I got a fully assembled aircraft without much trouble. Time has not been kind to the model, the moulds are worn, resulting in a lot of flash, particularly in the lower nose assembly. Instructions forget to mention to open holes for the lower antennae and the circular one over the fuselage. I was able to open the hole for the circular one, but the lower one won´t be present on this model. Tomorrow I´ll try to begin and finish painting it, so I can decal it the next day.
  8. I bought Revell´s Me 262A-1a, and I´m inclining to build the aircraft as the mount of Erich Mikat, but I have doubts about the camouflage. Revell´s instructions show an aircraft with high fuselage demarcation line of RLM 76 with several squiggles of RLM 81 and a splinter pattern in RLM 81/82 on top, however, Osprey Aircraft of the Aces "German Jet Aces of World War 2" show the same aircraft with a solid RLM 82 (or 83) camouflage and several RLM 76 squiggles on the fuselage. There´s one real life photo of the aircraft, but its too small to figure something out. Anything is welcome (and if I can´t convince myself, I´ll go with the second camouflage option).
  9. Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe. Me 262 A-2a W.Nr.112372 at The RAF Museum Hendon, pics mine.
  10. Hi, Another Messerschmitt - Me 262 a1a, Revell, decals from drawer, markings of a/c W.Nr 110826, ,9k+LK belonging to I/KG(J)51, Germany spring 1945. Comments welcome, cheers. Jerzy-Wojtek
  11. Hello fellow modellers! I think the best way to introduce yourself to a new forum is to share some of your work. So here it is, my latest finished build which is the gorgeous Me 262 from Hobby Boss. It provides you with a nearly flawless fit and great details for just around 20€. Nothing to complain about. The only extras I've used are a set of Brassin wheels (Eduard 648106) and some wire for detailing the back of the instrument panel. Painting all that curly-wurly nearly left me nuts, but in the end I can live with the result (despite some splatter here and there). And yes, the ring antenna needs some adjustment. Got a bit lazy at the end. Looking forward to your comments and criticism, Torben
  12. The Messerschmitt Stiftung is a collection of Messerschmitt-Planes in flying condition. The Planes home is in Manching AB, near Ingolstadt.
  13. Hi, I have had an idea to build this 'What If' for quite a few years now but I never got around to it... however my club voted to make our club display at next years Southernn Expo show a What If theme so there are no excuses not to build it.... My original idea came about while I was modelling and researching aircraft of the Irish Air Corps.... I noticed that the IAC allocate a simple code for each of their aircraft with each new batch issued the next available number... Twelve Hawker Hurricane mk.I's were ordered for the Irish Army Air Corps in 1940 but were not delivered due to a wartime embargo imposed by the British Government. Eleven Hurricane Is were eventually delivered to the Air Corps, from surplus R.A.F. stocks, between July 1943 and March 1944. The Hurricane mk.I's were the first monoplane fighter aircraft to enter service with the Air Corps and was also the first aircraft capable of reaching 300 m.p.h. in level flight. These aircraft were issued with the serial no.'s 103 to 114 but the serial no.113 was never allocated. What If.... in the final days of the war in Europe a lone Me 262 made it to neutral Eire where it was pressed into service with the Irish Air Corps... the new recruit would be issued with the serial 113. Here is a sketch of that Irish Messerschmitt Me 262 'Schwalbe' in the new post war livery which would later be applied to the IAC Vampires.... Ireland's first Silver Swallow. So on to the build.... I picked up this 1/48 Monogram kit at this years Expo Kit is good and bad in equal measure... but on the whole It is fine....
  14. The first bunch of resin detail sets from Barracuda Studios has just landed. For the fans of the Spitfire, the 109 and other WW2 fighters like the He 219 and the Me 262. Wing correction sets, seats and wheels for the Spitfire, a cowling set for the big He 219 and wheels, bulges, cooleres and more for the Gustavs in 1/32 scale. The detail sets are mainly for the new Revell kits but will fit the Hasegawa and Trumpeter as well http://www.berndmm.de/en/brands/barracuda-cast/ Single items can be shipped worlfwide for 4,95€/ 3,65 GBP / $ 5,65 Thank you very much Bernd BerndM.Modellbau
  15. Messerschmitt Me 262 A - 1a "Yellow 2" 3/KG(J) 54, Ruzyne 1945 Hobby Boss 1/48th Last year was a very quiet year for me modelling wise and am determined 2014 will see me start to clear some of the stash. Having said that, it hasn't been a good start as I have been suffering with a herniated disc in my neck which has made modelling quite painful. My first effort for this year is Hobby Boss's vice free kit of the Me 262 A. Although the panel line and rivet detail isn't really appropriate, it is nicely done. I built it OOB except for some lead wire brake lines and EZ Line antenna wire. Paints were my usual choice of Gunze Mr Hobby Colour and decals came from Eagle Cals: Thanks for looking and look forward to your comments. In the meantime, I am off to go and get rid of that dust!! Regards Howard
  16. Hello friends, here you are the result of my latest effort... The 1/48 Italeri kit is apretty good one, plenty of details and photo etched parts. The model is basically OOB with just few scratch built details such as the radar antenna and some internal parts of cockpit and landing gear bays. For painting I used a mix of Tamiya and Italeri acrylic colours sprayed with a gravity airbrush using a 0.2 mm nozzle. Any comment and suggestion is more than welcome. Thanks for looking. Cheers Andy
  17. Hello fellaz, I have been away from the forum for quite some time cause of busy work schedule etc but I kept building models on and off so in the last few months I completed 4 and about to complete the 5th... Here is one of them: Regards
  18. Hello folks, I'm building Revell Me 262 1/72 nightfighter and I have some small questions. -Revell main wheel wells are closed ones, but pictures from real plane show that wells are open and pilots bathtub is visible. So are both cases possible? -What is color of wells? For me it looks very light gray, but it's difficult say from b/w photo.
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