Three Me 262s: Finale
I am a member of the Warbirds Aviation Modelling Group (Melbourne, Australia: https://warbirdsamg.com/).
Each year we have two club competitions, “Gunna Build” and “Build a “Build a B#%@#$”.
The “Gunna Build” is an open build of any kit or kits you like as long as it is less than 25% started.
For “Build a B#%@#$”, a random draw is held and each participant is given an older and challenging1/72 kit to build.
Due to Covid19 restrictions we were unable to hold the judging for these competitions last year and so they were held yesterday (Sunday 7 March).
For the “Gunna Build” I chose to build three Me 262s and documented the builds in a blog on this site (https://imodeler.com/groups/work-in-progress-aircraft/forum/topic/three-me-262s/). I’ve since posted the finished aircraft on this site as well.
The results for this competition were as follows:
1st: Tamiya Me 262A-1a
2nd: Hobby Boss Me 262A-1a/U3
3rd: Tamiya Beaufighter
Equal 4th: Hasegawa F-104 Starfighter (JASDF) and Academy MiG 29
This is the first time I’ve won a model building competition, let alone also placing 2nd. I am very pleased with this result, especially given the very high quality of the other entries.
For the “Build a B#%@#$” I was given a 1/72 Revell Junkers Ju 88C-6c but haven’t yet completed it.
The results for this competition were:
1st: F-89 Scorpion
2nd: F-8 Crusader
The winner was especially well done, particularly as this kit was rated as the most difficult of all the kits.
Note that the first 10 photos are “Gunna Builds:”while the last 7 are “Build a B#%@#$”.
Erratum: I forgot to add a photo of my third Me 262 (last pic). That makes 11 “Gunna Build” entries.
17 additional images. Click to enlarge.