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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 10




Assembly makes some progress. Canopy
will be open on the finished model!


Attached the brass atennas 💣

Weathering not yet finished ...

... but it is on its way. 👽

Horizontal stabs and vertical tail.

Right upper wing received less weathering
and scuffs as the crew entered via
left side of the a/c.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 9

Added decals from HGW using their wet transfers.
I had some issues with removing the clear film
but I recommend HGW highly.

Started the weathering of the inner upper wings
and the forward fuselage section-

Added scuffs and washes. Chipping, some dust etc.
are still missing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 8

Added the black lower surfaces.
Nose tip may need a correction ...

Left engine nacelle was almost completely black.
Clolor mix is a satin black with some neutral grey
and a few drops of red brown.

Right engine nacell had a NMF intake.

Color seperation was very low on the fuselage.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 7

Upper surfaces received a coat of RLM 82.

according to Claes Sundin it was the darker
variation of RLM 82.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 5

Starting the mottling with RLM 81.

Both fuselage sides showed different camoflage
patterns probably due to 2 painters finishing
each side of the fuselage independently.

Left side of tail unit.

RLM 81 area ahead of the wind shield probably
needs some re-working with RLM 76 ...

I have one photo of the right side of Rote 12
showing dark areas or bands of RLM 81.

Overview of right fuselage side.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 4

I appield several thin coats of light blue over
the blue preshading.

Photographing the light blue surfaces with its
subtable variations in hue is tricky ...

... but I think it can be seen to advantage
in these shap shots.

Mock-up of markings and colors on a surplus wing.
Markings are HGW wet transfers which seem to work
very well. RLM 82 variations for the upper camo.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 3

After basic assembly of the plane I have started
to paint the upper fuselage camouflage.

The fuselage needed some rescribing of panellines.
Fit around the wing root was mediocre requiring
some putty.

The fuselage was base coated with Gunze
Surfacer 1200 followed by a thin white coat.

Blue under painting or preshading of the RLM 76.
Next will be a thin light blue coat ... :-)

Friday, January 3, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 2

WIP: Landing gear in the making.

Tires are resin replacements.

Front landing gear. I added break line detail from scratch.