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Tamiya 1/48 Me-262 "White 3"-Continued Progress-03/28

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:22 AM

Thanks you guys.

Not a whole lot of visual progress but I've been working on this pit since last week. No PE or added details yet in the way of parts but here we are before all of that stuff.


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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:36 AM

Looks great Joe. Beer

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:34 AM

Looking good Joe! I like the look of the leather backrestYes

-Andy

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:49 AM

Thanks Ernie and Andy!! Glad to have you both along.

 Seat belts, rudder pivot and pedals all installed. The belts were Eduard color parts that I took the liberty of weathering up a bit as well as weathering the whole cockpit area. This whole instrument panel ordeal that's coming up is gonna be a pretty big task. I have the Eduard color IP but it aint gonna work with the Aires IP. No cheating for me on this go round with that as it's gonna be down to the nitty gritty with the detail painting. 

 Ya know fellas....the one thing that I absolutely cannot stand is when I buy something and then go and LOOSE it. I bought the decals for "White 3" and now can't for the life of me find them anywhere. I already know what's gonna happen too.....I'm gonna buy a set and then the day after I apply them ....I'm going to find the original set. Happens every single time. 

Anyways....progress:

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and then the instrument panel mock up. There's gonna be some more detailing to this in the way of painting up and detailing the back of the IP gauges/ wiring.

                   

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 19, 2021 10:48 AM

Lol Joe, if you buy the decals again you know they will show up eventually. Did you put them in a book, under a box, in another kit box, in a drawer? I have done all those Propeller

As Higgins used to say, by the by, simply a smashing looking cockpit you have there.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:21 PM

Thanks Ernie!! 

I have some touch ups to do here and there as well as some more parts to install but we do have some progress for today...







                   

 

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Posted by bvallot on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:23 AM

Good to see you again Mustang. =] I'm digging the upgrades. That cockpit is absolutely looking the part. Nice job building up the color on that leather seat. Very cool. Can't wait to see what else you have in store. 

On the bench:  

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:58 AM

Joe that gauge cluster looks the business!

Chad

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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: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, March 1, 2021 8:11 PM

Looking sweet Joe.  The Tamiya 262 is a great kit.  The cockpit work is fantastic. 

 "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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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:23 AM

Thanks bvallot, Chad and Joe!! Feels good to be building an aircraft again for a change.

Ok Fellas.....I finally got some measureable benchtime amidst my 7 day a week / 10 hour a day work weeks.

Cockpit is....finished!! 

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  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:15 AM

That came out really nice!  Makes me want to try more after market parts.

Mike

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:28 PM

Thanks Mike!! 

Some progress on the gun platform. Got some more detailing and weathering to do in here but had to post a pic to let you all know that I'm still progressing with this build. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:46 PM

The business end looks great. 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:12 AM

plasticjunkie

The business end looks great. 

 

Thanks Ernie! 

                   

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:32 AM
Moving along nicely

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:30 PM

Tojo72
Moving along nicely
 

Thanks Tony! 

I did make some progress on my 262 after being gone for a week on vacation. Just needed a break away from work and all the ho hum of daily life around here.

Finished gun platform:

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:55 PM

Great cockpit, Joe. Yes

Guns look good, too.

Again, good to see you working on an aircraft.

-Greg

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:07 PM

Nicely weathered and detailed gun platform Joe. 

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: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, March 19, 2021 6:43 AM

Man you nailed that metal finish  wear.   

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, March 19, 2021 5:04 PM

Excellent weathering! Had my eyes fooled and I had thought one of your long barrels was up top lol.

Stupid optical illusions. Tongue Tied

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:40 AM

Thanks you guys. It feels good to be building an aircraft again ( I do have my next automotive project lined up already though.....lol) .

Mike: Didn't notice the optical illusion till you pointed it out. lol 

                   

 

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  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:05 AM

Hey Mustang,

Can you talk a little bit about what you did on those guns? They look fantastic! I feel like I haven't gotten a good technique like you've nailed down here, so I'm looking to learn!

Thanks for sharing your build!

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:24 PM

RadMax8

Hey Mustang,

Can you talk a little bit about what you did on those guns? They look fantastic! I feel like I haven't gotten a good technique like you've nailed down here, so I'm looking to learn!

Thanks for sharing your build!

 

Heya Max. Sorry I didn't reply sooner. Just really busy around the house and at work so the only real time I've got leftover for myself is at the bench.

The whole painting / weathering process started cleaning up the plastic parts of all seam / mold lines and then applying a coat of MM Metalizer Lacquer. Just a real thin coat is all that's needed. After that I shot a coat of MM Gunmetal acrylic paint over the parts. When that dried I took a toothpick and lightly scribed the flat areas and then applied moderate pressure with the toothpick to all raised areas and edges of the guns and ammo chutes. After that I took some ground up black pastel and dry brushed the guns and ammo chutes to tone everything down some. 

The bare metal walls and flooring of the gun platform was accomplished by a coat of MM Metalizer Lacquer. I picked all the details out with the appropriate colors followed by a very light acrylic based dark wash and then a light dry brushing of the ground up black pastel. Hope this helps.

 

                   

 

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:28 PM

Just to show some progress at the bench. I've managed to get the fuselage halves joined together. I've got the upper nose panels press fitted into place during the whole body work/ painting process. Sanding and filling are going to be plentiful on this build.....

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One thing that I do NOT miss about aircraft building is seam filling in smaller areas. The seam line going down the middle of teh bird was interrupted by these small inspection panels in front of the windscreen soooooooo.........gotta take care of the seam lines ont he panels themselves. I'll be using my tried and true super glue filling method on these and I'll rescribe the panel lines.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, April 2, 2021 6:22 AM

Some more progress. In the last week it's been mostly build up and getting things ready for the painting stage of the build. Looks like the wing/ fuselage fit is gonna be pretty good on this one. Good ol' Tamiya kits....just can't beat 'em. 

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