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Me262-B "Schwalbe" - Eduard 1/144th scale x 2 - +++ Completed Number Two +++


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So here we are - My contribution for this GB - A brace of Eduard Me262-B's

I'll build one up then return and do the second - hopefully making fewer mistakes on the second pass....

Box Shot

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Cockpit assembled and painted - insert for nosewheel and 2 .22" airgun pellets squashed in the vice for nose weight with lead trimmings slid down the side of the nosewheel insert. Hopefully that'll be enough to stop it being a tailsitter - Although where you'd put any more weight is a bit of a mystery if it does tailsit.

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Once again - As with my Revell F-15E in this scale - The kit just fell together :)

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Tail feathers added and lovingly primed with Citadel Codex Grey - Applied with a brush, it didn't seem worth the hassle of spraying such a small model.

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All other painting will be with Vallejo acrylics.

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Well - In an effort to reward your interest - Here's where we're at now....

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Wing uppers in Vallejo's take on RLM80, Fuselage in RLM76, mottling in RLM80 and 81, underside in black.

All brush painted, I did experiment with trying to spray the mottling but the test was a bit inconsistent - Obviously I've not followed Eduard's diagrams slavishly, more of a representation.

The paint blotches were then stippled with RLM76 dry sponged on top and then a filter of RLM76 to tone it down further.

Then a coat of Pledge floor polish.

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The idea of airbrush mottling in 1/144 gives me palpitations! Good decision to hand paint!

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NIce work on this one. I started one last month, but waiting in line for finishing the group builds I'm working on. Mosquito GB first and after that this GB.

Good luck finishing these two.

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That's looking really good. 1/144 could be the way to go, as I'm running out of shelf space for models!

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More progress - Priority this weekend was fencing work but I managed to get a couple of hours in - We're almost there :)

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PE aerials, undercarriage doors and drop tanks to go.

It's been a good fun build. Can't wait for the next one.

Wait! there's another one in the box :evil_laugh:

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Thats amazing for such a small model, great job!

the 1/144th GB will be my first attempt at this scale, seeing how this one has come out, I now can't wait.

Really look forward to seeing the next one! :popcorn:

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First one completed a couple of weeks ago but I've only just got round to uploading pics.....

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Only problem I had in the end was with the drop tanks - just couldn't get them to stay in place while the glue dried....

Better get on with the other one now

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I think I'm going for one of the training schemes raither than another nachtjager.

More splinter camouflage rather than mottle.

Keeping the spare aerials for a half built Me110.....

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That's excellent looking, well done! It wasn't that big an aircraft so it must be fairly small in 1:144! :)

Just a quick question, are the Swastika Decals some sort of 'compromise' so that the idea is there, but not the full symbol? I haven't seen those before.

Thanks...

J.

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Don't think they're a compromise as there are normal Swastikas on the sheet too - Seems to be specific to this aircraft.

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