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1/48 Dragon Me 262A-1/U4 Bomber Interceptor

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    April, 2014
1/48 Dragon Me 262A-1/U4 Bomber Interceptor
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Monday, March 20, 2017 10:35 PM

This is not the gretest of kits, bad fits, big gaps and flash, apparently this is not Dragon's mold, but  a re-boxing of another company that is no longer around. Glad I stuck with it, (A few times it nearly went to the shelf of doom), I am happy with what I ended up with, knowing how much work it took to get there.

Camo colours are Gunze acrylic and enamel, other paints used were Tamiya and  Vallejo acrylics, Vallejo metal colors, AK enamel washes, a bit of oil paint for stains underneath, Flory dark dirt wash and Vallejo matte varnish.

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 20, 2017 10:57 PM

Your efforts were well spent!  Very nice!

MM

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Dragon Ho 229

On deck: Hobby Boss 1/48 Bv-141/B

In the hole: 1/48 Eduard Yak-3

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    August, 2005
  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:49 PM

Very nice. Your paintwork is impeccable, as always.

Grant Dalzell
This is not the gretest of kits, bad fits, big gaps and flash, apparently this is not Dragon's mold, but a re-boxing of another company that is no longer around.

The kit was originally tooled by Trimaster in the late 80's. As originally released, it was a multimedia kit including PE and cast white metal parts. When Dragon acquired the moulds, the cast metal parts were retooled in plastic, but I believe the PE parts remain unchanged.

Quite a number of Dragon's 1/48 German aircraft kits (He 162, FW190 family, Me 262 family and a handful of others) have the same origins. The Trimaster kits were great for their time, but that was nearly 30 years ago.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:05 AM

Done a great job on these despite the issues. Great looking build.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Dragon 1/72nd He 162, Revell 1/32nd He162, HPH 1/18th BMW 003 for He162.

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    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:26 AM

With all the issues you've encountered, you have truly overcome and persevered.  Your Me 262 looks fantastic!  I like how you opened panels out to show your work.  Great camoflauge as well!

Toshi

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    December, 2002
  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:11 AM

Grant,

Very nice paint and weathering work.  Impressive !

Chris

cnq
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Posted by cnq on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:28 PM

Very very nice work. I love it.

Does anyone know if they make this plane in 1/32 ?  I would love to work on one.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:03 PM

cnq

Very very nice work. I love it.

Does anyone know if they make this plane in 1/32 ?  I would love to work on one.

 

Yes, Revell in  2004. Also has the U3 conversion.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/144574-revell-04757-messerschmitt-me-262-a-1a

 

http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/9-flugzeuge-ww2/3394-messerschmitt-me-262-a-1a-u4-verschiedene-hersteller.html

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Dragon 1/72nd He 162, Revell 1/32nd He162, HPH 1/18th BMW 003 for He162.

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:19 PM

Several variants from a few makers over on Ebay.  Just plug 1/32 ME262 in their search bar.

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:04 PM

Hey Grant, an excellent build on a scary Nazi war machine. It certainly looks menacing with its cannon. All great, especially that camo and engine view. Keep up the good work!

Max

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