Not another bloody Me 262 …yup its the Me 262A-1a/U4 W.Nr. 111899 flown by Major Willi Herget for JV 44, April 1945 Riem, Bavaria
Here is a Me 262A-1a/U4 W.Nr. 111899 flown by Major Willi Herget for JV 44, April 1945 Riem, Bavaria
Its the old Dragon kit which still looks the job. Thos who have buil it know that the upper wing to fuselage fit is not 100% but by fitting the lower wing first I was able to move the gaps to the leading edge and just fill them wth filler.
Other than that this was a blast to build and and is a serious gun up front. I did replace the kit plastic Master in Reality turned metal gun+ muzzel which is absolutely amazing but also entirely impractical as it turns out luckly for the men of the B26’s 344th and 323rd BG who she went up against.
Diorama is made using the 2 ground crew figures inlcuded in the kit and 2 Preiser pilots. Simple scene nothng to difficult. I dug out my copy of “The battle of Bavaria” Forsyth and Scutts for this and had a good re-read. As I have a stack of these old Dragon kits I will make one or two more of JV44 .
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