Messerschmitt Me 262A
by Brian Criner
Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a
1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a is available online from Squadron
This is my Tamiya 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Me 262A-2. The model was modified to the A-1 variant
using the Verlinden update to the Dragon kit.
The model was easy to build
(One of Tamiya's best, in my opinion), with just a few gripes -
principally the windscreen piece, which was not quite wide enough.
I used decals from Cutting
Edge as well as their fantastic resin cockpit.
Additional bits and pieces
came from the photo-etch fret packaged with Dragon kit. I did install the
fuel tank/radio bay from the Verlinden set, but it is barely visible. I
did not anticipate this, but I really enjoyed building the little
Kettenkraftrad. My friend, Stan Spooner, has been preaching to me for a
while about "crossing over" to the "dark side" ... (this is how Stan
refers to armor modelling).
He just may have something
there. I told him I would jump right to it as soon as I have built the
rest of modest collection of
200+ aircraft kits.
The last photo was from
unknown photographer at this year's TamiyaCon contest (The photographer is
unknown because I forgot to write his name down, although I believe it is
a fellow named Brandon Hopkins. Whoever you are, you are a much more
talented photographer than I!).
The other photos were taken
with my Sony DSC-P8 Cyber-shot.
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