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Me262A-1a on tow with Kettenkraftrad.

1/48th scale Tamiya Me262A-1a & Kettenkraftrad
Red 13, 111/EJG 2 flown by Oberstleutnant Heinz Bar.
The only addition was etched seat belts.
Painted with Aeromaster & Tamiya Acrylics, & weathered with artist gouache.

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36 responses to Me262A-1a on tow with Kettenkraftrad.

  1. Beautiful! The Schwalbe is outstanding as is the Kettenkraftrad. Great build, Julian!

  2. This is one of my favourite aircraft, Julian and you’ve done a wonderful job on her. I think the paintwork is very authentic and brilliantly done; the Kettenkrad is gorgeous. Very, very well done, Julian.

  3. I have never liked the look of the 262 but you have done a great job on this.

  4. Great job on a fantastic looking bird, and of course Tamiya nothing more to say, oh and the weird little motorbike thingy typical German over engineering when a simple tractor would have done ,wasting ever diminishing resources……
    Great work, N.

  5. Julian, beautiful Swalbe! Not a criticism, but to tow the ME-262, there need to be addtional tow cables to the main landing gears. Read it someplace, otherwise the ketten kraftrad would pull the nose gear off. Has anyone seen photos of livestock towing MEs? Someplace I recall seeing a pair of oxen towing one. For the same reason, fuel was scarce, so they had to be towed out to the runway, rather than taxying. That symbolizes their situation, state of the art equipment, but at their last gasp, logistically.

  6. Great job on both!

  7. superb workmanship and photography Julian!

  8. Fantastic work Julian !!!! I like both models …………….. You really seemed to nail the look of the fuselage mottling very well……………. The subtle camouflage on the Kettenkraftrad looks spot on too. Two thumbs up Sir !!!!

  9. Very scale appropriate camo. Nicely done.

  10. Very neat work as usual, Julian, especially the mottling. I expect the driver has gone to find someone to check if he needs tow ropes………………

  11. Now that right there’s a nice-lookin’ model….yes sir.

  12. Julian, very nice work all around, even on the little tow rig !

  13. It’s a beauty! Nice detail work. I always wanted one of those moto-tractors to play around on…!

  14. No need to convert me Julian. Just love 262s and this is a real beauty. I don’t think those mottling templates are a ‘walk in the park’ either – expertly done. Enjoying the subtle weathering too.

  15. I like this build very much Julian, great paint job, Love it. Nicely done.

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