Tamiyas Me262, JV44 mini diorama part 1 of 2
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The plan for this was to do a really quick build Me262 after spending a lot more time than i planned on my Skyraider. But upon opening the kit i noticed one of the schemes was a JV44 job and i thought…this a great excuse to add a JV 44 D9 and have them in an airfield setting. Back down to the shop for a D9, and a Kettenrad, and some 1/48 drums…and some trees and tufts of grass…and a 1/48 newspaper. I showed my mate the newspaper and he just looked at me weirdly and said..’You’re in deep aren’t you’
So off home with all the goodies, hacked another piece of wood from the bed frame slowly dwindling away in the corner of the shed and got to building. After finishing the very basic 262 build, and starting to position things around the wood i realised that both planes were not going to fit comfortably. My base, as usual, is restricted by the size of the cabinet it will end up in. So, one base for each and i’ll try and make them look like a split pair and sit them opposite each other in the cabinets.
The 262 i left really clean, one test flight was my mindset so pretty much zero weathering, just a very minimal oil wash and some dust for underneath. The figures are terrible under close scrutiny but pass muster well enough in the cabinet..i hate figure painting, and it hates me. Those two ground crew are on a hot ticket to the Eastern Front judging by the oil spill around the drums anyway.
I had a few decal issues with this kit so i’ve sacked the Markfit and finally invested in some set and sol to try out on the D9. If anyone knows where i can get hold of a 1/48 JV44 decal kit, stripes not needed, i would be much obliged as i am struggling to find one 🙂
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