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Messerschmitt Me-262 Tamiya 1/48


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Had a blast with this one. Really enjoyed the build as it was typical Tamiya Shake n bake! Camo went on nicely too.

Model was built straight from the box using the following paints:

Camo and mottle

Xtracrylix XA1207 RLM75 Grau Violett

Xtracrylix XA1208 RLM76 Lichtblau

Underside

Revell Aqua 36149 Hellblau.

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Thanks for looking.

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Great stuff! Was this sort of two-type with the sharp edges with the soft patches on the fuselage camo used a lot? It looks great. Would look great on Trumpy's 1:32nd 262

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This is another of those kits I've wanted, but never get around to acquiring. I've sort of fallen away from Luftwaffe subjects, but I'm making an organized 'buy list' for next year. I believe Ill add this one.

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And I forgot to add what a great job you've done of finishing that model. Sorry....

Nice work. But I wonder if the color list isn't askew...

"Xtracrylix XA1207 RLM75 Grau Violett

Xtracrylix XA1208 RLM76 Lichtblau

Underside

Revell Aqua 36149 Hellblau"

A quick search of the Net offers this information:

"There were two official camouflage schemes specified for the Me 262.

1. The first, or 'early scheme,' utilized the then standard colors of 74/75/76, or Grey green/grey violet/light blue.

2. The "late-war" Me 262 camouflage scheme issued on 26 September 1944, which featured a revised splinter pattern in the late-war colors of 81/82/76, or Brown violet/bright green/light blue.

Your Schwalbe appears to be painted in the early scheme, gray violet on the top, and sky blue ("hellblau") on the bottom. But the other top color appears to be the appropriate greenish color, and does not look much like "lichtblau" (light blue).

Am I missing something?

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