1/48th Tamiya Me-262
December 7, 2012 in Aviation
After seeing Grega X post on his beautiful Me 262 I thought I would put my effort up here also. I have to agree, this kit is awesome, I have built the Monogram and Dragon Me 262 in 48th scale and this one is better on all levels.
I wanted to do something a little different so I ended up building the test bed aircraft V056. I was inspired by a group of pictures of this craft and my little scene trys to capture them as best I can. This aircraft was used for aerodynamic testing of the vertical fin and also for various radar antennas. This let me present a rather varied paint scheme on the aircraft. A portion of the right aileron had been replaced and was in natural metal. The tail of the plane had been painted black and covered with wool tufts to show that airflow (this can be seen in one of the pictures I used for reference), after those were removed the tail of the plane was repainted, but for some reason they did not repaint the right horizontal stabilizer. Also a vertical fin was added aft of the cockpit then removed, that spot was oversprayed with RLM 02. All this variation made painting of this kit a lot of fun.
The kit itself is excellent and the CMK resin worked very well. I have another one in the stash I just need time to get to it. I build at a snails pace so I may be retired before that happens…oh wait I don’t think I will ever retire.
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