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1/48 ME-262 WIP COMPLETED

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 05, 2017 8:45 PM

Thanks for the nice compliments Martin.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 06, 2017 12:31 AM

I finished the base by adding vegetation and some oil stains on the planks.

Mixed up some dark brown oil paint and thinner for the oil stains.

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  • From: East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Posted by damouav on Sunday, August 06, 2017 7:18 AM

Very nice work PJ, well done.

Apart from a stellar start to your build, the diorama base is excellent.

Keep up the brilliant work.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, August 06, 2017 7:41 AM

Cool project PJ! Lookin' really good!

Max

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 06, 2017 8:21 AM

Lovely job on the base PJ, love the look of the wood.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, August 06, 2017 9:27 AM

That is a really terrific effort you have put into your 262. Fine example of applying the panel line effects. It just looks sharp and clean. I like it. I am also very impressed with your base. Indeed, Bish is quite an inspiration for those and you've produced one fine example. I'm looking forward to the finished product.

  Joe

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 06, 2017 10:10 AM

Thanks fellas for the nice compliments. I see the finish line getting closer.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 7:19 PM
Awesome work on an old kit PJ...sorry I missed this . Ever since I discovered PPP, I have yet to use anything else.....great stuff......and that base........outstanding my friend.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 06, 2017 7:37 PM

Ok, I really like that hardstand airfield dio!  Nicely detailed "stained" wood!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 07, 2017 8:28 AM

Thanks dog and mopar.

The PPP is pretty easy to work with and if it gets hard in the tube, add a few drops of water and shake it. Let it sit for a while and add more water if needed and it's like new again.

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Posted by MrStecks on Monday, August 07, 2017 9:08 AM

Plane looks awesome, and so does the base.  Great work!

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 07, 2017 3:17 PM

Thanks Mark. Very happy that you like hoe the dio is coming out.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Monday, August 07, 2017 3:33 PM

Man this is really nice work. Question though how do you dio builders keep the shrubs dust free with out busting them.

I'm trying to plan mine without them for the same reason I button up my canopy dusting and breaking things.Confused

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 07, 2017 3:44 PM

blackdog62

Man this is really nice work. Question though how do you dio builders keep the shrubs dust free with out busting them.

I'm trying to plan mine without them for the same reason I button up my canopy dusting and breaking things.Confused

 

Every so often i take my airbrush to my bases to remove dust and so on. I also use a dusting brush and just swipe it over gently. Unfortunatly i don't have cabinets for my models, so i try and dust often to stop it building up.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 07, 2017 6:19 PM

Dog 

I keep my models in closed glass cabinets but some dust works its way in. Like Bish, I use my ab to gently blow some of the junk off.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:56 AM

Got sidelined by other things but finally got some work done. I used some very thin wire wrapped around a mini drill bit to make the spring for the canopy hold open wire.

EZ line was inserted into the tiny spring and super glued in place. The HF extra hands jig are a great help in aligning things.

Hold open wire in place along with some scratched out belts made from wine foil and left over pe parts. Aerial wire is EZ line and a pleasure to work with.

  

Got the wheels pinned and glued down to the plank surface.  The flash reflected off the Floquil Silver and looks lighter than how it actually is.

The figures are next. Got them cleaned up and shot them with Floquil Engine Black enamel as a primer/pre shading coat.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:48 PM

Finished painting both figures. I had forgotten about the great looking figures Monogram used to include in their kits. I just hit them with an oil wash so i will shoot some clear flat tomorrow and then will be mounted on the base.

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 14, 2017 11:04 AM

Everything is pinned and secured to the base. The figures add an idea of scale. 

Near the end, due to lack of material and time most of the planes that were assembled by the Germans often times had no paint and went on to fight in NMF as shown here with this Me-262.  Click on the images for closeups.

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 14, 2017 1:03 PM

Love it PJ. Really nicely finished build and a great job on the base and figures as well. Al round really great job.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Monday, August 14, 2017 2:06 PM

Great job, plasticjunkie!!

Devil Dawg

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:08 PM

Wow, that is so much more than I was expecting. That looks exceptional.

BK

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Posted by B-36Andy on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:39 PM
Wonderful job! One thing you are missing are the little wood and rope pull handles at the front of each engine that were used to start the generator for engine start.
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, August 14, 2017 8:33 PM

Such an interesting subject. And those figures are fantastic! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Monday, August 14, 2017 11:20 PM

Way to take an older kit and bring it together like this.   Curious, one of the jet engines the front portion is NMF while the other engine is painted front to back.  What is the reason you did it this way?

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:23 AM

Thanks fellas for the nice compliments. These old Monogram kits are very nice and have some great looking figures included.

 

 

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:29 AM

route62

Way to take an older kit and bring it together like this.   Curious, one of the jet engines the front portion is NMF while the other engine is painted front to back.  What is the reason you did it this way?

 

As a replacement panel and engines taken from another aircraft. This was a routine practice by the Germans at the end of the war to use whatever was available to rush the plane into service. You can also see this with late 109s and 190s where they have multiple colored undersides in combination with NMF panels.

Notice the RLM76 color on the rudder of the 262, another replacement part thrown in the mix.

 

 

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Posted by MrStecks on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:32 AM

When I first saw the plane I thought, "Wow!"  Then when I saw the base you built I thought, "Wow!"  Then when I saw the figures I thought, "Wow!"  And when I saw it all together I thought, "Holy Cow!!"   Well done sir.  Yes Smile

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:10 AM

I love how each segment of the build pulls everything together.  Absolutely fantastic sir!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:00 PM

Mark and Toshi, thank you both for your very nice comments.

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:31 PM

I concur with the opinions that this is a really special dio. I am going to attempt some figures soon and will be referencing this thread for my own edification.

Great job PJ!!

Mike

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