Monogram 1/48 Messerschmitt Me-262 “Red 17”
The Me-262 is, hand’s down, my all-time favorite aircraft. I really love them! In fact, when the “Stormbird Project” was building its replicas, I got in touch with them about volunteering.
Unfortunately, the commute from central Texas to Seattle, Washington killed the deal. 🙂
I built this Monogram Me-262 somewhere between 1992 and ’96 I’d guess. I really should’ve kept better build records back then. I knew very little about weathering and wear, and looking back now, my models from that era look more toy-like I guess. Because of that, I had never taken the Me-262 out for a proper photo session. I took care of that little business Monday, as I took this plane and two other birds out to the airport. The Hurricane IIC has already been shown here, and I still have a Monogram F-15 to post later.
Both the Me-262 and the F-15 photographed well out there, surprisingly. Nothing like a good background of hangars and skies to bring out their best I guess. 🙂
So, here’s a look at this old warbird. It’s best to go ahead and lower your expectations jes’ a lil’ bit before diving in though. Thanks for your interest and support!
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