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1/48 Tamiya Me-262 Schwalbe

December 6, 2012 in Aviation

Still probably the best kit of this bird in quarter scale, with Aires detail set. I did suffer a bit of “going into details too much” with this one, but i think the result is more than satisfying.
There aren’t any problems mating resin with plastic parts, just a lot of patience and work.
Painted with Mr.Color paints – they are probably the best paints around, weathered with AK oils and pigmets. Mr. Color satin varnish was used to complete the model. Certainly not the last schwalbe that i will ever made, but next time I will build it straight OOB… ok, with extra seatbelts maybe… and…

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8 responses to 1/48 Tamiya Me-262 Schwalbe

  1. Stunning replica, Grega! Excellent work on all the enhancements, your progress photos demonstrate your care and competency in measuring, cutting, and test-fitting. The finished model certainly does not betray any of the modifications you performed on the kit and the result is a symphony of color and detail that is both inspiring and astounding. Bravo!

  2. I’ll agree with Erik. I especially like the “clean” style of your detailing and painting, which holds up well for close inspection and makes the completed model look so damn attractive. Absolutely inspiring!

  3. I must concur with Erik (and then some….wow) – but that engine is amazing. Is that part of the kit itself, a resin ‘extra” or a little of both with much additional detail added by yourself..? I’ve never seen such work on an engine in that scale (32nd, yes, but not 48th – at least I don’t recall seeing anything like that recently). You are to be commended for a brilliant job, sir.

  4. Thank you for comments. The engine itself is a part of Aires set, 6-resin parts to be exact. I added wires according to photographs I took at Kbely air museum in Prague. I used lead and copper wires – form 0.2 to 0.8 mm.
    If you would like to add an engine to your me-262, quickboost makes a great copy casted from a single piece of resin.

    I have to admit that after the photos were taken, I’ve noticed that I’ve placed one decal (white panther) in wrong way. I fixed that so it faces to the right way, but I didn’t set up my photo booth to take some photos.

  5. Wow! Incredibly well done Grega!! Bravo! That’s as nice a 1/48 scale model as I’ve ever seen. Your attention to detail is simply breath-taking. Thanks for sharing this art with us mere mortals.
    Gary

  6. Grega, I agree, the Tamiya Me 262 kit is probably the best in the 1/48th range. It is an absolute pleasure to build. You did an awesome job with the merging of the resin to the plastic. It really looks nice.

  7. I like it a lot! Fantastic model of one of my favourite aircraft. The deployed slats and flaps add a lot to the attraction. Painting is top-notch!

    Regards

    Magnus

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