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ok Modeling Dudes!I feel the need for a good 1/32 ME-262 kit....any recommendations?

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ok Modeling Dudes!I feel the need for a good 1/32 ME-262 kit....any recommendations?
Posted by philo426 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 5:52 PM

I remember building the old Revell Smithsonian 1/32 262 two seater night fighter. version with Morgenstern radar.Can anyone recommend a good newer tool version?

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:02 PM

Hasegawa makes a good 262 it’s a older Kit 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:05 PM

When I was in the market for a 32nd 262 a couple of years back I read all the reviews I could find and opted for the Trumpeter kit. Not built it yet but heard plenty of good comments. they also have a twin seater. But since then, Revell have released a new 2 seat kit which I have only heard good things about. I recon either of those would be the best options.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:28 PM

Thanks,the Trumpy kit is a bit pricey.The Revell kit may be the best option.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:44 PM

I had an opportunity a couple months ago to sift through the contents of the newly tooled Revell Germany 1/32 Me 262 B-1 Nghtfighter (04995) at my LHS.  I must say I was quite impressed!  Fine details and very crisp molding without flash. Decals looked thin and in perfect register.  Like Bish said, I’ve only heard good things. If I was in the market, that’s the one I’d go with. 

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:20 AM

philo426

Thanks,the Trumpy kit is a bit pricey.The Revell kit may be the best option.

 

Your right there, it ain't cheap. If i was going for a 2 seater, i would opt for the Revell kit. If other kits are anything to go by, you will get somthing just as good at almost half the price.

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:44 AM

I‘ve built the Trumpeter 1/32 Me262 visible.  Half of the 262 is clear styrene as well as the Jumo engine.  The Jumo engine is extremely detailed.  The only other Jumo engine I’ve built that was that detailed is the Zoukei Mura Flying Wing Aircraft.  The exterior and interior is highly detailed.  

In the world of modeling or in general, you pay for what you get.  I can highly recomend the Trumpeter 262.  I give it five stars out of five.  It almost and I mean almost rivals a Zoukei Mura kit.  Another reason I can extremely recommend this kit is that the time I had in building it was really fun.  That makes it a go to kit in my humble opinion.  I did a WIP on this kit, check it out.  

I wish you the best of luck in finding your happy 262 build.  Just have fun!

Your friend Toshi

 P.S. Unlike the Revel kit, the Trumpeter kit comes with a swastika.  I feel it’s an important albeit outlawed (In certain countries) symbol decal.  It comes in two parts and the modeler must combine the two parts to create the swastika.

 

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Posted by ACESES5 on Monday, November 13, 2017 1:34 PM

I built the Hasawaga 1/32 Me last winter great kit.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:13 AM

Perhaps Santa can bring me the Trumpy kit if I put a hint to the better half Could be!

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:44 AM

philo426

Perhaps Santa can bring me the Trumpy kit if I put a hint to the better half Could be!

 

Now that’s a great game plan!  I Definately would tell Santa and of course Mrs. philo426.  Hint, hint.  lol!

Your friend, Toshi

 

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:36 PM

Thanks Tosh!Always like your build logs and sense of humor!

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:27 PM

philo426

Thanks Tosh!Always like your build logs and sense of humor!

 

Anytime it’s my pleasure!  Thank you for the support in my build logs.

Your friend, Toshi

 

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:09 AM

Cool Tosh!

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Posted by Slingshot on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:58 PM
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Posted by 5-high on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:31 PM

Slingshot it whould be trumpeters 262 ..i have two  in the stash .one single and one two seater ..waiting for the revell version . That'll make three . Whistling

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:07 PM

I would recommend without hesitation both Trumpeter 1/32 Me 262 single and two seater kits.

Maybe more expensive than the revell offering but they are top notch examples of when trumpeter gets it right and not a half-A**** attempt.

I would also add Eduards sets to add more detail in the cockput and wheelwell area and to make it sit properly add weight inside the forward fuel tank and where the cannon ammunition would be stored.

To get authentic Luftwaffe chipset colours then Vallejo luftwaffe set should be used

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/luftwaffe-colors-1941-to-end-war/family/17/163

 

Before anyone spouts off, this is the set I used on this:

Throughout the war, paint suppliers managed a +/- 3% deviance from chipset formulae. That isn't visible to the human eye!

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, November 23, 2017 7:30 PM

I have the ROG 1/32 two seater and looks awesome in the box. The kit decals also look great.

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