Airfix 1:72 Messerschmitt Me 262A-1A

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Just think how many modellers would have thought "sod it" and give up:eek:.
So well done for persevering and I look forward to more Colin:smiling3:.
It has been a bit disappointing, but not bad enough to bin. But anyway, that's all behind me now, it has paint on it.
The underside first. The pre-shading is still visible, just not in the pic.
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Then, the first colour of camouflage. Now then, the thing is here, the internet is full of slightly different schemes. So, I've picked on one that involves quite a bit of mottling. A good excuse for playing with a new airbrush which has produced a nice patchy effect.
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It sounds like the revell 1/72 262 is still best in scale... Funny because I would had thought that this would had been really good.
Nice work so far
 

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Looking good Colin and well done for perseverance, looks like that new airbrush is treating you well, always nice to play about with a new tool for the trade isn't it? Just over two weeks before I get my new (and third and final) airbrush... happy days!
By the way if you ever want to test your skills or bang your head against a wall on a me262 again try one of Dragons old 1/48 offerings, they're a real hoot even John (airfix modeller freak) will back me up.
Keep up the good work.
 

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It sounds like the revell 1/72 262 is still best in scale... Funny because I would had thought that this would had been really good.
Nice work so far
It is quite a nice kit, but, problems with some of the undercarriage mouldings, a dodgy pilot and then the nacelles - all a bit much for a new tool kit.

if you ever want to test your skills or bang your head against a wall on a me262 again try one of Dragons old 1/48 offerings
Well, the thing is I really like the Me262. It has a great shape along with its sleek looks, so a larger scale build might be on the cards.
 

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It is quite a nice kit, but, problems with some of the undercarriage mouldings, a dodgy pilot and then the nacelles - all a bit much for a new tool kit.
They are a great looking early jet arent they? If that's the case take a look at some of the hobbyboss offerings in 1/48 i have it that these are grear builds, as are the dragons if your happy to put in the work. Check out my 1/48 dragon me262 here:
http://www.scale-models.co.uk/threads/phils-1-48-dragon-me262-a-1a-u4.24900/


Well, the thing is I really like the Me262. It has a great shape along with its sleek looks, so a larger scale build might be on the cards.
 

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It's all painted. There's a couple of errors to correct (unless a nice big decal will do that for me), but otherwise, it came out alright. Spraying mottle in 1:72 wasn't something I could do in the past, but this new AB, is working really well.
The maroon and blue bands were also painted, the decal provided for this looked like trouble. A bit of blue lifted and has been touched up, adding a bit of character to the finish - best excuse I can think of right now.
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When all done I was going to try a bit of oil dot filtering, but I managed quite a 'patchy' finish straight out of the AB, so I might skip that step.
 

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Why not? Looks pretty good to me Colin. Colours look pretty bang on aswell.
Nice work.
 

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It is quite a nice kit, but, problems with some of the undercarriage mouldings, a dodgy pilot and then the nacelles - all a bit much for a new tool kit.



Well, the thing is I really like the Me262. It has a great shape along with its sleek looks, so a larger scale build might be on the cards.
The Trumpeter 1/32 Me 262A-1a will always rule the larger scales....
btw, nice camo
 

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Why not? Looks pretty good to me Colin. Colours look pretty bang on aswell.
Nice work.
Thanks Phil. I mixed the green from the many I have sat here, but the 'other colour' I had to pop down to the local toy shop and buy. I just couldn't decide what colour it was and how to mix it.
 

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Build completed, pics in the 'Completed' section.