**** DONE 1/48 Tamiya Me 262 A-2 Heavy Hitters Group Build

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  1. Crimea_River

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    #1 Crimea_River, Nov 2, 2009
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    Messerschmitt Me 262 A-2a 9K+YH of 1/KG 51 Autumn 1944

    User Name: Crimea River
    First Name: Andy
    Category: 1 Advanced
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Type: Messerschmitt Me-262 A-2 with Kettenkrad
    Pilot and further details on this aircraft unkown pending more research.
    Plan to use OOB decals, add scratch built details and PE seatbelts.

    This is a proposed entry subject to Judge's OK (see bbelow). Let me know guys. Photos were taken today.

    DECLARATION! JUDGES' CALL REQUESTED! A small amount of work was started before the official kick-off of this Group Build. This was accomplished on a beautiful Saturday in August whilst contemplating life under the ash tree in my yard. A Marguerita may have been involved also. Also a small bit of bit of painting was done in October. The specific prework is limited to the following described below. None has been done since.

    Items 1. Kettenkrad parially assembled and brush painted. Bogies painted on the sprue.
    Items 2. Bomb halves glued together
    Items 3. Aluminum paint on parts still on sprue
    Items 4. Parts B5 and B19 glued into wheel well prior to painting.
     

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    No problem as far as I'm concerned Andy. It's only a bit of prep work, far as I can see, so if it's OK with the other judges, fine.
     
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    Very nice selection CR!
     
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    I OBJECT!!!! Just kidding. I can't wait to see this one build. Post lots of pictures if you can
     
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    Nice Andy, looking forward to the nitty gritty on this one, have one in my stash for a rainy day
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    No problem with the pre-work Andy... Im sure the other Judges have no problem either....

    And for the record, u are the first member to put their mettle into the Advanced Catagory....
     
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    No Problem here with the Pre-work Andy, the 262 kit is real beauty, I used this kit with the 2 gun nose for my White 2 in the Defence of the Reich Build, check it out for some progress work...might help.:D
     
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    Thanks guys. Will post lots of progress shots once I get going. As usual, I will collect lots of references before committing to anything but the simpler stuff (as already done).

    I debated about the selecting the advanced catgory but what the heck, it's for fun anyway right?

    Wayne, I had already looked at your fantastic 262 build before but will be going back again and again. Thanks for the reminder. Might get that macro lens too!
     
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    I echo posts #2,6,7. Nice choice. :)
     
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    Can anyone recommend a good reference book(s) for the 262? I like detail shots and good profiles. I've seen one photo of "White Y" around but am interested to know if there are more.
     
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    Here are a few more shots taken today of what's been done so far.

    1st Image Just some aluminum paint sprayed around the interiors. OOB pedals are in the cockpit, although the cockpit needs a coat of RLM 66. pedals will be touched up again later.
    2nd Image Aluminum-painted well well area with some of the wall framing assembled.
    3rd Image The Kettenkrad bogies and tracks. The tires on the bogies are done with a 0.2mm black Pigma Micron permanent marker "borrowed" from my wife's scrapbooking stuff. Not sure what colour the tracks will be yet. Need to research a bit. This thing is TINY!!!:crazyeyes:
    4th Image The Kettenkrad body, partly assembled.
     

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    Sweet work, sure I won't be the only one....will check my stash for pics of your subject!:D
     
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    Wahoo! Way to go Andy!
     
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    That’s lovely clean work there Andy

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Thanks guys. This will be a slow start while I finish my Bf-110 (still filling and sanding) and while I collect references on the 262.
     
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    Nice work so far mate. I think they were metal tracks, so a dull reddish brown over dark steel for the tracks should work. If they wree rubber, which I doubt, due to the shortage of rubber and synthetic rubbers in Germany, then a dark grey colour would be ok. I'll see what I can dig out on the Ketten'.
     
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    Great progress CR. How can you start a 262 and just put it away? I couldn't.
    :D:D:D

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Willpower, mate. Willpower.

    Lots of Kettenkrad pictures on the net to go by Terry. I think it did have rubber (or synthetic) track feet. Here's one photo of many.
     

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    Gee.s I've always wanted one of those!
     
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