1/32 old Hasegawa Me 262 (part 1 , reset , scribing , re-riveting)
Hello fellows ! This is my first article here , as I am the new kid in town in this community . The last two weeks I have been watching the events with interest and I see that here is doing really good work . So I get the courage to start my article about the old (somewhere from mid ’70’s if I remember well) 1/32 Hasegawa Me 262 . This kit is a typical for this era good kit in terms of its external dimensions and shape as well as their basic details . It’s a very good basis for the scratch builder to keep just some very essential parts (fuselage , wings , engines) and build everything else from the beginning .
This is what I have in my mind : a total resetting of the main parts using sandpaper and primer , rescribing all the panel lines , re-riveting , scratching whatever I can scratch and fill in the rest with as few as possible after market goodies (photo etched , resin etc) .
I have not choose any paint scheme yet , I will find one in the way , either a green or gray , everything that suits me well in my eyes !
Unfortunately I have not much time for my (our) hobby , only some hours in week ends , so this will be a long time building (and article) .
Here are the first pictures from where am I now . All the details have gone from fuselage , wings , tail , engines nacelles and then shutting with a light hand of primer .
Then , with all my favorite tools (rulers , riveters , scribers , panel templates etc) I start giving some life to the surfaces .
I know , the Me 262 have not all their lines so visible because of the putting on for aerodynamic purpose , but in this case I will approach my theme most artistic (full panel lines, highlighted) then realistic (no panel lines at all) .
That’s all for now , next update , on next week end .
Thank you for looking , any comments are highly appreciated and very welcomed .
2 additional images. Click to enlarge.