Trumpeter 1/32 Me 262 - Jeff Thompson - Sydney, Australia

Me-262A-1a "Yellow 2" 3./KG(J)54.

This is the Trumpeter 1/32 scale kit of the Me-262 which I wanted to do in the "Yellow 2" scheme from the Eagle Editions decal sheet # 138, as I was taken in by the complexity of the camouflage that was applied to it.

The model was constructed with the only aftermarket used being, the Eaglecal decals, Barracuda Studios wheels and RB Productions seat belts. I usually add an aftermarket cockpit to my builds, but I didn't think that this one warranted it, I just added a couple of things to the kit one. I filled all the panel lines and rivets on the main airframe with Mr Surfacer 1000 using a reference diagram I found on the Internet as I had read that most 262's had these filled. Wiring in the wheel wells was added using thin electrical wire and solder.

After construction the model was painted in a mix of Gunze and Vallejo acrylics, with Alclad colors used for the wheel bays.The Eaglecal decals went on beautifully over a Tamiya Acrylic gloss coat. An oil paint wash followed this, then a flat coat was applied using Poly Scale Flat Clear.

The final details were added, like the canopy, antenna line, using invisible thread, the Pitot tube which I replaced the kit one with Brass tube, and the couple of other antennas to the airframe.

Barracuda Studios products used:
BR32066 - Me 262 Main, Ribbed Hub Nosewheels

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