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1/48 ME-262 WIP COMPLETED

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1/48 ME-262 WIP COMPLETED
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:23 PM

This is an old Monogram 1/48 ME-262  I started to use as a test bed for scribing a while back. Some research revealed that these early jets had their panel lines puttied up in an attempt to reduce drag so they had mostly a smooth finish but some were really sloppy as the putty was hastily applied as seen in period pictures. I'm doing this one for the Monogram Mafia GB but posting here for those not following the GB.

I plan to put it on a small dio base a la Bish style LOL. Hope you don't mind using your idea Bish if you read this.

Not spending much time in the pit since most will be hard to see once things get closed up.

The kit is very simple and builds up quick. Got things clamped and glued up.

  

Things move along fast

PPP was used to fill in the panel lines

 To remove the PPP, I used water and Q Tips on tight areas and moistened paper towel for the rest of the clean up.

 

Floquil Old Silver was sprayed for the NMF. Later in the day I mixed up some Vallejo grey green and dark grey to get the putty color which was then hand brushed over the panel lines. Some lines are not puttied cause they are access panels or slats.

The canopy and windscreen got masked and sprayed RLM66 first then Old Silver. 

The RLM66 shows up as the interior frame color.

more to come.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:09 PM

 I have started using PPP more and more often and I'm even starting to use it in place of my solvent based fillers!  You've certainly met the panel line challenge head on!  Great take on a classic kit.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

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Posted by blackdog62 on Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:29 PM

Looks great

 But what is pop?

Lol thanks

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:12 PM

Thanks guys.

BD

PPP is Perfect Plastic Putty.

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:56 PM

Of course i'll be reading this, and ideas are for shareing Wink.

Like the look of this, nice job on the NMF and the putty is realy well done. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Posted by damouav on Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:06 AM

PJ another stunner in the making mate, look forward to seeing this one done.

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:42 AM

Beautiful start, will be following.

Toshi

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:43 AM

I remember building this one as a kid, many years ago. The kit had terrible fit issues especially around the engine nacelles and nose area. Yours doesn't seem to have any issues.  Cool idea about the filled panel lines.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:13 AM

Thanks for taking a peek gents.

Jay

I was very surprised at how well this old Monogram fit together, markings say 1978. I used no filler or putty except for the panel lines.

Did you get the pre reg info from Randy for the Modelpalooza show?

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Posted by Jay Jay on Monday, July 31, 2017 7:23 AM

"Did you get the pre reg info from Randy for the Modelpalooza show?"  No Ernie I didn't. I'll just look up the site and pre-reg. there

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, July 31, 2017 9:01 AM

Jay

Yes I get the notification every year. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 31, 2017 9:05 AM

Interesting. I had not heard that about the ME262. Very nice work on that old kit. It is looking very good.

BK

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, July 31, 2017 12:10 PM

Another old kit getting the proper treatment.  PPP is wonderful stuff.  Looking great so far!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:21 AM

Thanks BK and D. 

Waiting on the decals to arrive.

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Posted by MrStecks on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 9:02 AM

Wow.  Great work with those panel lines.  It's a very unique look.  I never knew they did that with the 262.  After seeing your work, and Keyda's work, I'll have to look into this Perfect Plastic Putty.  I've used Vallejo's Plastic Putty, which has worked okay, but always looking for alternatives.

Cheers, Mark


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Posted by blackdog62 on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:49 AM

Thanks for figuring out what pop was. Lol

I'll have to try some ppp  Always looking for somthing that makes things easy.

The canopy masking is nice and sharp

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Posted by blackdog62 on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:56 AM

So while looking at period pics of 262 over the years I would see some 262 with all these little square panels all over the fuselage. It must be the dope over the rivets and seems I have bin seeing. Being the end of the war they must not of painted over them ? Thanks that had always stumped me.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 12:09 PM

Thanks Mark and BD. Apparently the putty was applied at the manufacturing plant before being painted. Some were left either partially or completely in NMF during the last days of the war. This trend can be seen in very late 190s and 109s where part NMF was used due to time constraints or lack of paint.

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 1:18 PM

PJ you've pulled off the putty look perfectly! Looks just like the picsYes

-Andy

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 2:33 PM

Thanks Andy. There are a bunch of panel lines missing in the old Monogram kit that I still have to add to make it more convincing. I'm also doing some additional painting here and there on it.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 9:06 PM

I did more research on the 262 and the putty color was according to several sources, a light grey color so I went back and repainted over the pale grey-green I had on. I also painted the rudder, nacelles and the gun doors like one particular example I found surfing for reference. Some components like the engines and nacelles were used from other aircraft and some were painted. They used whatever was available at the time.

I then shot Alclad Klear Kote Gloss to protect the finish and to provide a smoother surface for the decals. I was going to spray the simple black crosses but found a great deal on eBay for the decal sheet for $5. 

The flash lightens up the greys and greens more than what they actually are like.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:20 AM

Looking very nice PJ, a good example of a late war aircraft.It is indeed commo9n to see 262's with some parts in different patterns or colours where they have been taken from other planes. makes for some nice scheme options.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:46 AM
Looks fantastic. Smooth.....

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 03, 2017 8:48 AM

Thanks Bish and TJ.

Working on the base now. Would love to add a couple of GIs looking around as in some pictures I have seen but I don't believe I have any in 1/48 scale. Have to go thru my spares junk to see what I have if any.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:02 AM

nice work on that old kit very unique .

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Thanks Nick! Glad you like how it's turning out.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 04, 2017 11:53 PM

The base  was started. I have several made of wood scraps from previous woodworking projects. A while back I bought lots of wood strips at HL which I use as paint stirrers and planking.

Sliced up a buch of strips and began to lay down the planking with Elmers glue.

Planks are down and glued. Craft acrylics were ued to tint the planking alternating colors. Next will be Woodland Scenics dirt and vegetation and weeds between the planks.

I also applied the decals and landing gears.Once the 262 is completed, it will be mounted to the plaking by pinning the wheels. I just may use the included German figures as part of the dio.

 

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, August 05, 2017 7:11 AM

Amazing!  I love the start of the diorama!

 

toshi

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 05, 2017 1:24 PM

Thanks Toshi. Glad you like the progress.

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Saturday, August 05, 2017 2:58 PM

Super work so far....I love the "sealed" panel line effect and great work on the base.

 

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