1/48 HobbyBoss Me-262 A1a/U3

Gallery Article by Lukasz Studniarz on July 24 2012



I decided to have a go with HobbyBoss model in 48th scale.  And I am not disappointed!  Nice quality of the plastic parts, one metal part to avoid putting lead in the nose of the model, very good transparency of the canopy.  Almost like Tamiya.


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This was my first time with resin aftermarket part. In this case it was resin Jumo engine from QuickBoost.  Some combinations were required to fit it to the model and plenty of putty.  At the end of the day everything was fitted.

Me-262 was painted with Gunze C, H and Tamiya acrylic paints, good quality compressor and $8 airbrush.

Only postshading techniques were used.  No preshading.  This method gives me more control upon the final result.

More pictures and build-log can be see on my scale model workshop blog

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Photos and text by Lukasz Studniarz