**** DONE: 1/48 Me262A-1a KG(J)54 - Jet/Recon/Transport GB

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  1. Wayne Little

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    #1 Wayne Little, Feb 15, 2013
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    ME262’s of the KG(J) Units - Aircraft #2

    Username: Wayne Little
    First name: Wayne
    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale: 1/48
    Kit : Tamiya Me262A-2a (Using 4 Gun A-1a Cover)
    Extras : Eagle Editions Decals Me262A’s KG(J) Units
    Eduard me262 Cockpit Set…probably!


    Me262A-1a Yellow 3 9/KG(J) 54

    This “Yellow 3” was found and photographed at Munchen-Reim airfield in Germany in May 1945.

    As quoted in the other thread, The KG(J) designation comes from KampfGeschwader (KG) - Bomber Unit and adding the (J) representing Jagd or Fighter. As the KG units were disbanded, the Bomber pilots were re-trained to fly the Me262 as fighters.

    The aircraft of the KG(J) units were identified by the use of a “Checkerband” pattern in 2 colours, taking the Primary Colour of the original Fighter units and adding the white, in this case KG(J)54 used BLUE/WHITE, JG54 having been assigned BLUE as their RVD colour.

    This KG(J) aircraft “Yellow 3” belonged to the 9th Staffel of KG(J)54 and thus used a yellow Number and Vertical III Gruppe Bar along with the aforementioned BLUE/WHITE Checkerband pattern, in this case a rather Broad band extending back beneath the tail plane, as compared to those found on KG(J)6 Me262’s and another identified 3rd Staffel, KG(J)54 machine “Yellow 2”.

    It also retained the Totenkopf or ‘Deaths Head’ emblem from the former Kampfgeschwader unit, however a previous Yellow diagonal stripe was overpainted below the cockpit.
    Initially these Me262’s carried Bomber style codes and in some cases the coloured diagonal stripe, these markings were simply painted over in favour of the new directives for the fighter style numbers.

    The upper surface is commonly attributed to being a light application of RLM 83 Dark Green as the puttied panel lines show through beneath the camouflage, there are photo’s of other Me262’s that also appear to have a ONE colour application and I will run with this concensus, however it is also quite possible this aircraft carried the RLM81/82 colours as none of the photo’s show conclusively just whether 1 or 2 colours were applied.

    Image Source : Tom Tullis Profile Title to be confirmed
     

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    nice Wayne, do like that scheme
     
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    Should look great!
     
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    Interesting scheme Wayne. That profile, as well as a photo of the the wrecked Yellow 3, appears in Jagdwaffe Vol 5 Sect 4.
     
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    Good choice, Wayne. I'm sure you'll do this one justice (and then some).

    Charles
     
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    Oh lovely stuff, another in tandem build. Good on you Wayne.
     
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    Yeah there are 3 available photo's of this Bird, best image and reproduction is in Experten decals...:D

    Thanks for your interest guys, as I get stuff prepped I will also add the Hobbyboss equivalent for comparison...
     
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    Nice one Wayne. I definitely like that scheme.
     
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    Very cool and unique Me-262 there :D
     
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    This should be great Wayne - good choice!
     
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    Cheers, thanks Guys...
     
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    I'm looking forward to this one Wayne
     
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    Thanks darryl, be getting some pics up real soon...just got to finish off that Ki-10...
     
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    #14 Wayne Little, Apr 9, 2013
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    Ok, now I can make a move on the second me262....first cockpit pics, the Tamiya parts are clearly a level above the HB... as shown in the last pic for comparison.
     

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    Bring on the magic, Wayne.

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    Do my best, thanks Geo!
     
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    some more cockpit progress..
     

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    looks as good as i would expect :)
     
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