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Tamiya 1/48 Me-262 "White 3"

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  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Tamiya 1/48 Me-262 "White 3"
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 2:32 PM

I can't remember the last time I started an aircraft it....what's it been?.....5 years??? I just haven't felt comfortable with my military painting and weathering skills until I wrapped my Arado 234 up late last year after that sat around for YEARS. Being in the automotive modeling realm over the last half decade and watching countless military painting videos as well as watching others on the forums has really given me the opportunity to hone my painting skills. So with all that being said....I guess it's high time that I broke out with an aircraft kit.

We'll be going with Tamiya's 1/48 Me-262 offering. Here's what's in the arsenal so far:

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:05 PM

You know I'll be watching.

Looking forward to it, Joe.

-Greg

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:13 PM

Yes!   I'll follow as this one is on my wish list.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:15 PM

Yes I know that feeling . I'm going though that with airliners lol. That's a great kit ,I built one about 5 years ago.

 .Nick

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:16 PM

Have fun. Good kit. When i re-entered the hobby back in 199x, i took it out on a Tamiya  fw190D-9  :-)

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:45 PM

You should make a vac form!Tons of fun!   

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:56 PM

Should be a good build for you my friend.  Glad to see the aircraft bug getting to you again.

 

 

 

Joe

Veterans,

Thank You For Your Sacrifices,

Never To Be Forgotten

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:24 AM

Starting back out with a 262 and German camo. Well now, that should test your nerves. Looking forward to watching it come together.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:58 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. After that last debacle with the Maverick....it's been nice to take a couple of weeks off from building. I mean... I DID have alot of fun with that car but it left me scratching my head lots of times trying to figure out the next moves with it. Building an aircraft again is gonna be a change of pace for me but one that I've been looking forward to for a while now.

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, January 4, 2021 3:58 PM

Ok gang.....got the fuselage halves cut from the sprues so now it's clean up and test fitting of the resin parts into the fuselage.

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    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:54 AM

mustang1989

Ok gang.....got the fuselage halves cut from the sprues so now it's clean up and test fitting of the resin parts into the fuselage.

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don't forget to test fit big block and headers

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:39 AM

I put this one together for the secret Santa build last year and loved every minute of it! It's such a great kit.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:12 PM

fightnjoe

Should be a good build for you my friend.  Glad to see the aircraft bug getting to you again.

 

 

 

Joe

 

Man I haven't seen you around in a LONG time Joe. Thanks for droppin' in. Lookin' forward to watching another one of your builds as well. 

                   

 

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:14 PM

tempestjohnny

 

 
mustang1989

Ok gang.....got the fuselage halves cut from the sprues so now it's clean up and test fitting of the resin parts into the fuselage.

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don't forget to test fit big block and headers

 

 

Gotta get the nitrous going too. lol 

                   

 

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 8, 2021 1:04 PM

I've been working on this aircraft all friggin' week now. I've been busy getting rid of the interior detail/ ribbing from inside of the fuselage in order to fit the AM resin pieces in there. After accomplishing that and test fitting it's looking pretty good from about every angle so far.

Details removed:

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The interior tub, landing gear bay side panels, and rear wall of the bay seem to fit well:



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I test fitted the original rear wall in place to see how high it sat above the fuselage to ensure a proper wing to fuselage fit. Here's the OOB height.

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and the height with the AM Aires resin piece fitted into place. Looks good from here:

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So......I tried my luck with the wing test fit. I think I'm good with this:

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 8, 2021 3:57 PM

Holy cow that's a lot of work. She's gonna look beautiful though when she's all painted up.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, January 8, 2021 4:33 PM

Be fun seeing what you do painting the resin. Never done it myself (except for a seat once). Pretty much baffled by the painting process.

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:28 AM

Thanks Chad and Greg!! 

Resin isn't hard to paint up at all Greg. Pretty much the same as plastic.

Alright folks. This aint a whole lot but this here is around 3 cumulative hours of work this week. One wall of the landing gear bay is finished. Now for the other wall.....

                   

 

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:34 AM

That's some fine surgery .

 .Nick

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    April 2020
  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:27 AM

That gear bay detail came out great.

Even more impressive when I realized it was 1/48 and not 1/32

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 22, 2021 5:09 AM

Thanks fellas. 

Been working on the other wall for the last few days and after finishing decided to deepen the effects on both some.

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  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Friday, January 22, 2021 8:44 PM

Interior looks like you haven't skipped a beat! I suppose you've decided to jump in the deep end with camouflage painting, haven't you? No doubt you'll nail it. I look forward to seeing your progress!

Thanks for sharing!

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:54 AM

Max it's good to see you ol' buddy. Thanks for the comments. Yezzir....will be going with the mottle pattern on this one.

                   

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:27 AM

I gotta watch this Yes

 .Nick

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, January 25, 2021 4:28 PM

Glad to have you along Nick!! YesYes

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:25 AM

After 5 days worth of work here we are fellas. I'm really looking forward to putting the finishing touches on this and moving on to the cockpit.



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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 AM

Fantastic job Joe, details are sharp and pop really good. Very sharp looking 262.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:04 AM

The resin details painted and weathered up really nicely.

Painting raised details like the yellow tubes and blue tanks are a weak point of mine. I stuggle with the tidy brush stroke. I think a house painter would call it "cutting in", if you know what I mean.

Yours look very good.

-Greg

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:50 AM

That!

      Now that's got to be my all time favorite W.W.2 Aircraft, country not withstanding. She's just plain beautiful!

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    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:02 PM

That's... pretty realistic looking! Nice sharp lines and excellent attention to those details. 

That's some impressive brush work.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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