kit is an old build, but with new paint. I built the model 2 or 3 years
ago using my then new Aztec airbrush and Aeromaster enamel paints. At the
time I was quite satisfied with the
end result which was one of my first attempts with an airbrush and the
first at Luftwaffe camos. Time passing, I felt my Me262 was no longer up
to my current standards, so I decided to salvage it, retain some parts
(resin cockpit and slats – Cooper details) for my new project.
One of my friends thought it was a pity to destroy this kit which was, according to him, quite well built, and I should better repaint it instead. I decided to follow his piece of advice, after all my first aim was to practice on German camouflages (I am not a specialist there).
chosen paint removing technique imposed me another adaptation. The fact that I
did not actually remove paint from the kit, but sanded it smooth instead, left
me with an overall plain surface. Nearly all panel lines recesses were lost. I
therefore could not enhance them with a wash, as I normally do!!. I tried a new
(to me) technique, airbrushing diluted "translucent smoke" color over
would be panel lines. The same technique was used as a measure of weathering,
staining main colors.
this kit was an interesting experience :
Photos and text © by Eric Bade