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RW: Military Aviation Museum's Me262 replica in 1/72
« on: November 02, 2019, 08:02:25 pm »
It's a complicated story but in the 1990s five Me262 replicas were built in the USA, three of them flyable with modern J85 engines. One of them ended up with the Military Aviation Museum at Virginia Beach, Jerry Yagen's collection of aircraft which includes many rare aircraft which fly. Several of them were restored in New Zealand, including his DH Mosquito, and they get regular outings at airshows like Warbirds Over The Beach.

For some reason I had a craving to build a 262, probably because of following the restoration of the original example of the late Paul Allen's FHCAM, which should fly any day now. This is the new Airfix kit and was great fun to build although I messed up somehow and the wing has much less dihedral than it should - probably due to me not scraping paint from cockpit parts before assembling the fuselage.

Anyway, here is my 1/72 model of N262MF!

Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Along with online image searches my main reference was Gavin Conroy's superb book Fighters and Bombers, which has a bunch of air-to-air photos of this 262 including one with the Mosquito. I noticed in these photos that there was a folder or ringbinder behind the pilot's head so, just for fun, I replicated this as well  ;)
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr

I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: RW: Military Aviation Museum's Me262 replica in 1/72
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 08:19:19 pm »
Looks great!
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Re: RW: Military Aviation Museum's Me262 replica in 1/72
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 01:42:35 am »
Good job Zac.
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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: RW: Military Aviation Museum's Me262 replica in 1/72
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 06:41:23 am »
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: RW: Military Aviation Museum's Me262 replica in 1/72
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2019, 05:56:33 pm »
Thanks gents  :thumbsup:
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...