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ivanhoe6
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:46 AM UTC
Thanks Zon for sharing all of those excellent engine images ! Looks like you had an excellent day at the museum.
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:39 PM UTC
Me 262 A-2a U-2 V555. This aircraft will be one of my builds here.



Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 01:28 AM UTC


AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 11:59 PM UTC
Great photos Zon, really useful. Thanks for sharing.

Gaz, here's a different view of your image as well.


Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 06:06 PM UTC
Zon,
Great photos, mate! Thank you for sharing them with us!
zontar
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 01:37 PM UTC
And in the spirit of inspiration, this diorama was also on display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Dennis Gerber is the original author and I post these photos for inspiration and discussion purposes only.















Happy Modeling,
Zon
zontar
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 01:27 PM UTC
Aloha All,
So, not in any particular order, here are the photos I took of the Jumo 004-B1 for the Me 262. Again, this is as on display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum, which I visited in the late summer of 2018.

I kept the links original size from Imgur, so I apologize for any drag this places on your system, but I thought it better to keep the photos large to keep the detail for any super detailers out there.
































































Damian, I did not see any instructions for how to submit a feature, so still looking into that.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:28 AM UTC
Good to go, Chaz. We'll look forward to restarting it when the campaign begins.
YankeeSteve
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 03:14 AM UTC
If this is acceptable then......I'm IN!!



Hint: Hasegawa 1/72 Me 262 A
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 09:33 PM UTC
Sounds good Zon. You could also submit them for a photo feature for the wider Aeroscale community to check out, in case they don’t follow this thread. Just go to the “Features” area on the header and follow the instructions to submit.

Looking forward to seeing those images!

Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 08:13 PM UTC
Feel free to put them here, Zon. I'm sure they would be enjoyed by everyone.

Any motivational or detail pictures will be welcome.


Gaz
zontar
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 06:03 PM UTC
Aloha,

Last year I was able to visit the San Diego Air and Space Museum, where they have a Jumo engine for the Me262 on display. I took a bunch of photos (31 in all) and wanted to offer to the group to either put them here, or create a separate thread for them? Looking for advice on the more appropriate location. Could be useful for you super-detailers out there.

Thanks,
zon

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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 12:50 AM UTC


GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 08:17 PM UTC
Nice, Zon! I'll be doing a Revell bird.
zontar
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 12:25 PM UTC
Aloha All,

The postman showed up. Ready to go, now for the wait.



Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:13 AM UTC


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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 01:16 AM UTC
Inspiration pic for this week!

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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 08:35 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Are you going to do two builds for the campaign, Damian?



I'm actually thinking about doing a side-by-side build of the Hobby Boss and Dragon (Trimaster) A-2a/U2 kits, I think it would make a good comparison review.

I posted the Mistel here just for interest.

Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 08:16 PM UTC
Are you going to do two builds for the campaign, Damian?
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 07:58 PM UTC
Well, somehow this might have landed in my stash today.



From doing some research it appears to be based on a paper version only, it never actually reached prototype production. Other Me262 Mistel variants on the books were Me262/Ar234 and Me262/Ju287 combinations.

Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 12:17 PM UTC
Zon and Russell,
Pleased to have you both aboard!



Gaz
zontar
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:18 AM UTC
Bob / Michael: I did not readily find the Revell/Monogram kit at my typical suppliers, so ordered the Tamiya. Thank you for the info.

I'm enlisted.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
RussellE
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC
Ok, I'm in too.

It seems that's 3 campaigns I'm signed up for now: oh what have I done?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:36 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Aloha,
With that said, I'm hoping for some advice from the 262 veterans among us as to what is a good kit. By "good" I mean the least hassle for assembly, best fit and the least putty, etc. I prefer 1/48th scale. I hope I'm not opening too big a can of worms here.

As for the ribbon, I vote #2

Thanks,
zon



Zon,

For best engineering, fit, etc., you can't go wrong with Tamiya. It has some detail short cuts (leading edge slats), but for falling together and good accuracy, you can't beat 'em.

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:59 AM UTC
Zon, the Revell/MONOGRAM kit is an easy build and not too bad on the billfold.

I vote on #2