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Apologies for arriving to this group build late, so far there looks to be some fabulous builds going on, I may not get this finished in time but hopefully it won't be too far off.

 

For my effort I’ve chosen the Tamiya 1/48 Me262 A-1a…

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…according to Stalemate’s this kit was first produced in 2002.

 

I’ve also got some aftermarket:

Aires resin Jumo engine

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Yahu IP

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Montex vinyl mask set

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From my spares box I’ll try to find a seat harness.

 

Some time last year both @Zigomar  and @SafetyDad  provided some helpful advice and inspiration for the Jumo engine, so providing I don’t mess it up!, I think the Aires resin should add extra interest to this build.

 

Here are the sprue shots…

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The Aries engine…

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Next I’ll be making a start on the cockpit.

 

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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Various cockpit pieces were identified, fixed to tooth picks for ease of spraying and given a coat of MrSurfacer 1500 black primer…

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…most of the IP was scraped off to allow for the Yahu instrument panel.

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Next I’ll be adding some colour to the cockpit.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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No need to apologise, John, there's still plenty of GB left :) You've made a great choice with the kit and the scheme, and with those added goodies I'm sure you'll knock out a very fine model given your abilities. 

 

James

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Tamiya LP-11 was used as a base for the cockpit and sidewalls.

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Tamiya say the main colour for the cockpit is German grey, I’m assuming they mean RLM66 so I’ve used MRP-59…

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…the foot rest and pedals were first had hairspray applied, MRP-59 and then chipped…

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…the seat was treated in the same manner, with the cushion painted with vallejo 70.940 saddle brown…

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Next I’ll be adding some detail paint to the cockpit instruments.

 

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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27 minutes ago, vppelt68 said:

Welcome, that looks like quite a pro-approach to model building! V-P

ha ha, I'm not sure about "pro" my approach is more about "how am I less likely to mess it up" 😃 doesn't always work that way though, just weight and see 

 

17 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

Very nice work indeed.

thanks

 

as with nearly all Tamiya kits, I think their Harrier isn't one to wright home about but that's the exception?, the way they've engineered the kit makes its (reasonably) easy to build?

 

rgds

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Nice work on the cockpit, John, the chipping adds a nice dimension to it. You are correct that it would be RLM 66 in there

 

James

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To try an make the dark grey interior a little more interesting and add some “wear and tear” I dry brushed first vallejo 305 light rubber and then Mig steel…

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…these switches were picked out with vallejo 70.957 flat red…

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…Tamiya says that these switches should be semi-gloss black but I think the steel allows them to be more noticeable even if its not strictly accurate…

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…the base of the control column was painted vallejo 70.976 buff…

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…and the oxygen bottle vallejo 70.841 Andrea blue, this is a little “bright” I’ll tone it down with some weathering.

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Next I’ll be weathering (making it dirty) the cockpit.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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12 hours ago, 81-er said:

Those details are certainly popping nicely now :)

 

James 

 

1 hour ago, Wings unlevel said:

Some really lovely detail work here.

thanks chaps

 

I'm going to pose the cockpit glass open so hopefully some of this will be seen?

 

rgds

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The dry brushing has made a good start on the weathering, now I want to add some dust, dirt and grime.

 

I’ll be using a couple of MrWeathering products, multi black, greyish brown and possibly white dust (I’ll wait and see how it looks after the black and brown)…

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…here the greyish brown shows far more than the multi black…

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…both show better on the LP-11…

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…here I used the white dust.

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Next I’ll be dealing with the Yahu instrument panel.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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I’ve used a couple of Airescale instrument decals for the part of the IP that the Yahu piece doesn’t cover…

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…and also on the side panel…

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The Yahu panel was then superglued to the kit part…

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…after taking this photo I realised I managed to loose one of the decals…

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…the missing decal was replaced and the lower part of the instrument panel glued in place.

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While I was applying decals I added some aluminium strip decals from Anyz to the air bottle…

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Anyz supply these in different metallics, different colours and different sizes, while they are quite fiddly to use they do give far superior results than I can achieve with a brush and paint.

 

 

Next I’ll be detailing the leather cushion.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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I thought I had some “spare” PE seat harness however after looking for them I can’t find any so I’ve ordered a set from Hannants, in the meantime I want to have a bash at painting a fairly well worn leather cushion.

 

The starting point is a coat of vallejo 70.940 saddle brown…

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…the rest of the seat was masked to try and protect it from overpainting and a thinned mix of Citadel nuln oil and Zandri dust painted over the leather brown…

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…in several layers…

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…Citadel Tau light ochre was used for some scratches…

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…nuln oil to enhance the creases…

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…all blended with a layer of Citadel mourning brown…

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Before and after

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Next I’ll be assembling the cockpit.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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14 hours ago, modelling minion said:

Very effective.👍

 

1 minute ago, 81-er said:

That's worked very well, John.

 

James

thanks chaps

 

in truth I'm not happy with the result, I think that the hairspray effected the paint I used for the cushion making it "rough" therefore not allowing the "washes" to blend how I'd like, I've decided to try again, watch this space...

 

rgds

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So I wasn’t really happy with the way the cushion turned out, so I decided to start again.

 

I think the “problem” was the hairspray?, the paint on the cushion wasn’t smooth and that didn’t allow the washes to “grade” they way I wanted them to. This made the cushion look too cartoonish to my eye.

 

The seat was soaked in isopropryl alcohol, and scrubbed it with an old brush to clean off the existing paint…

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This time I’m going to paint the cushion first, that way it won’t be affected by any hairspray.

 

After a base of MrSurfacer 1500 black primer, Tamiya XF-64 red brown was used for the base colour of the cushion…

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…in order to suggest some wear, the top of the cushion was “sponge chipped” and scratches were made with vallejo 72.763 dessert yellow…

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…oils were used as filters to, subtly?, change the tone, the first tone was 502 Abteilung ABT006 burnt umber…

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…a little ABT005 smoke was mixed to the burnt umber to make it a darker hue and used along the creases and bottom of the cushion…

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…ABT092 ocher was used to highlight the top of the cushion…

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…MRP-125 super clear semigloss was used to protect the cushion…

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Once the semigloss had cured Tamiya tape  and liquid mask was used to mask the cushion, LP-11 used as the base for the seat, hairspray applied, then MRP-59 RLM 66 was sprayed and chipped.

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I’m much happier with this result, the cushion looks far more like worn leather I had envisaged.

 

 

Next I’ll be assembling the cockpit.

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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I've only just found this one ..... you've already done some fantasic work and this will be a stunner if the P38 build was anything to go by! 👌

 

Keith 😁 

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I thought it looked good before, but it's definitely better now, it was well worth the time to redo it

 

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7 hours ago, Keeff said:

I've only just found this one ..... you've already done some fantasic work and this will be a stunner if the P38 build was anything to go by! 👌

 

Keith 😁 

thanks Keith

 

I've wanted to build this kit for quite a while and luckily I found this group build that gave me the perfect excuse 

 

28 minutes ago, 81-er said:

I thought it looked good before, but it's definitely better now, it was well worth the time to redo it

 

James

thanks James

 

as well as the paint being rough, I think the first version look a bit too cartoonish, I'm far happier with this effort

 

rgds

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And I've only just tuned in too, John. It wouldn't be one of your builds without lots of different paint effects.

And, yes, the seat cushion is better second time around.

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