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Walter

1/72 Jo-Han ME 262 B-1A Night Fighter

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Like so many I've rekindled my hobby after a very very long time. After getting back into it a few months ago I had to buy an airbrush and try it. The guinea pig is a ME 262 B-1A. After some lengthy research I think I found the correct colour scheme for this particular a/c which is Red 12. So this Jo-Han kit is old its 1973 and its very basic with no cockpit detail. Now I confess this isn't much of a work in progress as I pretty much finished before discovering this forum. Save decals and weights its almost done. I will post more once completed.

 

Box Art from the 70's

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Note the high production values in the instruction booklet

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Here is my first go at air brushing

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This kit didn't come with drop tanks which is another little anomaly with the kit, any way its an easy fix.

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P.S. I'm obviously doing something wrong with posting images stored on Flikr. For some reason copying the url with the insert image button wouldn't work so I pasted the link into the post, This isn't correct is it? 🙁

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2 hours ago, Walter said:

P.S. I'm obviously doing something wrong with posting images stored on Flikr. For some reason copying the url with the insert image button wouldn't work so I pasted the link into the post, This isn't correct is it? 🙁

That’s what I do.  The insert image button doesn’t work for me either.

 

AW

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I use Pinterest, that works fine.

Very very nice build you got there.

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Your are using Flickr wrong. Click on your image and it will open it on a new page. In the bottom right corner you will see a bent arrow.  Click on that and it will open it's url link box. Copy the link straight into your forum post text box and enter. You will see it open in your post.  Then save your post. 

You don't use the insert image from URL.

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Ah, the Jo Han Me262. I remember building a few of them when they first came out... 

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10 hours ago, Greg Law said:

Your are using Flickr wrong. Click on your image and it will open it on a new page. In the bottom right corner you will see a bent arrow.  Click on that and it will open it's url link box. Copy the link straight into your forum post text box and enter. You will see it open in your post.  Then save your post. 

You don't use the insert image from URL.

Ok thanks

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I'd say a very good start for a first foray into airbrushing... Starting out with a Luftwaffe mottle on a 1/72 scale subject is setting yourself a pretty steep curve.. :)  One which you seem to have handled well.

 

By the way, the circular DF loop (direction finding) should be set into the fuselage so the loop is actually touching the fuselage - minor thing really...

 

Great start into the world of airbrushing.

 

Matt

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Thank you guys I've finally completed decals one more going over with clear finish. 

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I like it.  I had one of those as a kid, seemed to me the fit and shape were there, plus all the various options.  Panel lines were a heavy, but not as bad as Matchbox, almost par with older Hornby Airfix.  Not terribly detailed but everything was very crisp.  I'm not sure how they got such amazing radar aerials so long ago.

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Thank you guys I've finally completed decals one more going over with clear finish. 

 

I think this is the best I can do with this one. I'm disappointed with the stencil but this is partly my fault not preparing the model better before painting. 

 

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