Small scale jet trainer... FINISHED!

Started by matrixone, May 12, 2011, 07:24:04 PM

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Here it is, the 1/144 scale Eduard Me 262B-1a. This is not my normal scale but I wanted to see if I could paint mottles in this scale and thought it would be a challange.
This little Eduard kit is actually very good and most everything fit together really well, only the canopy did not fit as good as I hoped it would.

This Me 262B-1a trainer ''white S'' was used by JV 44 to speed up training for its pilots who were learning how to fly jets.

On to the pics...



Superb Job :thumbsup: :thumbsup: You did Awesome for working in 1/144th Scale! Keep up the Great Work! :cheers: Dan

Army of One

Ditto the above....!!! Awesome work,photos as well.... :thumbsup:



Decals my @r$e!


amazing work! :thumbsup:

id go crazy trying to work in that scale....have enough trouble with 1/72!  ;D
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Brian da Basher

You're better at 1/144 than I am at 1/72, Matrixone! Your work on the camo is a real testament to your incredible skill. I especially like the "money shot" with the quarter!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher


Yet another superbly finished build from yourself Matrixone  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....


Thanks guys!

When I was painting the mottling on this model I actually held my breath so I could be as still as possible because I had to be very precise where each mottle was placed.



Well done. Where do you find a coin of one meter of diameter. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow:



Yes, Matrix, you CAN mottle in 1/144! That is inspiring work, I can't get it looking that good even in 1/48! Kudos to you! How about you tackle some more 1/144 Luftwaffe models....such as the Zvezda or Eduard Ju.87 kits? ;)


Thanks very much Zac for your comments!

There is another 1/144 scale Me 262 I just finished, pics will be posted soon.

I do have two other 1/144 scale kits in my stash, both of them Eduard kits, a Fw 190 and Ju 52. The Fw 190 is an older Eduard kit and kind of klunky but the Ju 52 is a much newer and better kit and even comes with canopy masks. The Ju 52 I do want to build and use it in the background in some of my airfield pics.
This tiny 1/144 scale is not my bag and I don't see myself buying anymore of them unless Eduard produces a line of Luft'46 bombers in that scale.



Wow! I know 1/144 is tiny and I was highly impressed but you really don't get just how small it is until you see it with the Quarter!  :bow: :bow:
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Thanks again Taiidantomcat!

Wait until you see the Me 262 nightfighter I just finished, I like it better than the two seat trainer. Pics will be posted in a day or two.