**** DONE: 1/48 Me 262A-1a - Me/ Fw Group Build.

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  1. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    #1 Vic Balshaw, May 3, 2011
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    Username: Vic Balshaw
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    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Dragon Kit Number 5515 – Me 262A-1a Nachtjäger.
    Model Type: Me 262A-1a Nachtjäger 'VO56' - W.Nr. 170056 experimental night-fighter.

    Extras: Mostly OOB which has etched detail included with the kit plus some selected resin detail from the Verlinden 1387 detail set and minimal scratch building.

    For my second entry into GB 10 I will attempt to duplicate this interesting Me 262 with a ground crew and a Kettenkraftrad and power supply trolley if time permits.

    References: Modelling the Messerschmitt Me 262 Book – Osprey Modelling.

    With the Luftwaffe night-fighter force in the second half of 1944 unable to oppose the offensive of RAF Bomber Command Oberst Hajo Herrmann of J.G. 300 advocated the use of the Me 262A as a night-fighter. Along with Oberleutnant Behrens of the E-Stelle Rechlin test centre a single seat Me 262A-1a was fitted with the FuG 220 Lichtenstein S.N.2 intercept radar and trialled. Some sources attribute this initiative to Oberleutnant Kurt Welter. The success of these trail prompted the conversion of three Me 262A trainers to the role of 'Nachtjäger' which were redesignated as Me 262B-1a/U1. The original Me 262A-1a, Code VO56 - W.Nr. 170056 remained a test airframe and it is in this role that I'm depicting this build supported by a number of photographs that have been sourced through the internet.

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    You are going to be very busy my friend...please don't work so hard. Too many kits in progress might deck you.
     
  3. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    No sweat my friend, four months hard slog and then two months holiday touring the world, what could be better. [​IMG]
     
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    Vic, not mucking around are you....good one mate!

    will have to scan you some good images of V056...:)
     
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    With all that resin that kit should be very well detailed right out of the box. I'm sure it will look beautiful with you putting it together Vic.
     
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    Nice one Vic! I give in - how the h*ll are you going to duplicate all those airflow indicator wicks on the tail??!!
     
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    Very neat Vic!
     
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    Spray some Rogaine on it.
     
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    hmm interesting subject Vic, looking forward to seeing your progress
     
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  12. Vic Balshaw

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    Thanks guys.

    I was hoping you could tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................but how about Dental Floss!!!!!!!!!!..............just kidding. I've a couple of ideas but in the end it will be by trial and error.

    Now there's an idea, human hair........................Ouch, not out of the nose..............then again, maybe no.
     
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    If not of the nose , maybe these out of a chest or somewhere else, :lol: not necessarily male. :lol:
     
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    Good one Vic 8)
     
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    Good luck!

    Not sure it always flew with those wind tabs. It crashed at some point.....
     

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    Huh, see what happens when you remove all those bits of string !!
     
  17. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    Yea, must have been the drag on all them little perforations.

    Thanks for that image Chris, didn't know it had actually ended up wrecked like this.
     
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    #18 Njaco, May 4, 2011
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    I have one or two color pics also. Will try to post for you.
     

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    Great pics Chris!
     
  20. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff Chris, colour is better for me to asses what's going to be required, thanks.
     
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