1/48 Avia S.92
May 27, 2013 in Aviation
An Me.262 with a twist! This is an Avia S.92 Turbina converted from the very old Monogram 1/48 Me.262.
The decals are from Tally Ho, and represent one of five Avia built Me.262’s that served with the Czechoslovak airforce up until 1951.
This was a very cheap project since the kit was donated by a fellow IPMS Queensland club member, and the decals bought second hand from another club member who was clearing out his stash of 1/48 goodies.
What can I say about the kit itself, well on the plus side it is a pretty accurate representation of an Me.262. No heavy handed recessed panel lines & overdone rivet detail like some more modern offerings one might care to mention. The raised panel lines would be more representative of how the planes would have looked in service since the panel gaps were puttied in.
However, it may look like a simple weekend build, but in reality it wasn’t.
This is a kit that’s pushing forty years and it shows in the engineering.
Part fit was lousy, especially around the engine nacelles and where the wing assembly meets the underside of the fuselage. Yes, the more modern kits might have the heavy handed recessed panel lines but they’re still accurate & a darn sight easier to build.
So it was a bit of a fight to the finish. It makes me appreciate how far model kits have progressed since this was first released. The Czech scheme appealed to me the Grey Green draws attention to the sleekness of the design, and there’s still a splash of colour from the roundels,
On the subject of colour, I’m also posting a couple of black & white shots for that 40’s retro feel.
Thanks for looking.