Me262 B-1

Scale: 1/32

Manufacturer: Revell
Parts used: Eduard sets, 32 894 Set belts, 33 162 Color PE cockpit set, Brassin 632 100 Wheels, AIMS 32PE002 Wing PE set 
Main paints used: AK, Tamiya & Vellejo

 In part One we build and paint the cockpit and then add the Color Phot-Etch set from Eduard to really bring the cockpit to life.

00:00 Looking at the build ahead and the aftermarket part we have chosen
03:00 Start work building the cockpit
12:43 Into the spray booth and painting the interior with Vallejo 055 Gray
22:19 Installing the Eduard color Photo-Etched set 33-163

In part Two, we carry on with the cockpit and weather with dry brushing and washes before installing the seats and harnesses 

00:00 Dry brushing on XF-54
14:15 Dry brushing on Mr Metal Color 214
20:55 Installing the Eduard Steel harnesses 

In part Three, we work on the Gun bat and then installing the cockpit tube and bringing the fuselage halves together.

00:00 Building painting and installing the gun deck area.
12:30 building the nose gear bay and bringing the fuselage halves together
22:15 Sanding and fitting the cockpit tube.

In part Four, we install the main gear wheel wells and add the Photo Etched parts to the wings before installing them to the fuselage

00:00 Building the wheel wells and the wings
08:21 Bending and install the Photo-etched parts
18:55 Cutting the and trimming the PE to fit
23:11 Install the wing section to the fuselage 

In part Five, we work in the engines, building painting and weathering

00:00 Removing the parts and tab cleanup
05:40 Assembling the engine parts 
13:50 Painting the engine with Vallejo Metal colors
18:40 Final assembly and weathering of the engines

In part Six, add the tail plains and rudder and then install the engines

00:00 Installing the engines and seem checks
10:16 Masking the canopies and them working with the gear
17:40 We add the nose weight and secure in place
24:20 Final check and rescribe and riveting before priming

In part Seven, we take care of an awkward seam with the clear part using CA glue before starting on the painting

00:00 Using CA (Super Glue) as a filler 
06.30 Sanding and blending in
07:45 Priming up with Tamiya XF-20
15:35 Painting the green To the upper wing surface RLM-82

In part Eight, we start the paintwork with the top side of the wings and body

00:00 Adding yellow to the paint mix to change the color a little to give a faded look
08:45 Using RLM 76 light blue for the main body of the 262 
14:20 Adding a few drops of grey to darken the paint to add a warn look to the paintwork
25:35 With a dark mix, we go over all the panel lines to post shade them

In Part nine, we work on the black underside and the gear

00:00 First laying down a coat of rubber black Tamiya XF-56
07:45 Post shading the black with Dark blue Tamiya XF-17
12:30 Building up layers and depth in the paint with a few drops of grey added to the mix
22:30 Working with the gear and tires 

In Part Ten, we two tone mottle to the aircraft a take a detailed look at the technique I use 

In Part Eleven, we decal and take care of the carrier film by sanding it off, then start the wash with a light dark dirt underside and dark dirt top side

00:00 We talk about the decals and remove the carrier film with Enamel thinners and sanding the decals back to weather them
11:00 On with the Light Dirt wash, a mix of Gray and dark dirt for the underside 
14:30 Removing the wash with a damp cloth and sanding the paint back with the Weathering sanders.

In Part twelve, we build the radar aerials and the start on the weathering with wear and chipping

00:00 Buffing the black 
01:45 Fitting the flaps n slats
05:45 Building the Neptune aerials 
14:00 Using Vallejo metals for the wear and chipping

In Part Thirteen, we use oil's to make washes for detail for the dusty worn look of the underside to the dark grimy look and weathered look of the topside.

00:00 Using AK washes for the gear and wells
10:17 Making our own oil wash for the dusty look on the underside
18:17 Mixing up dark oil washes for the topside and weathering the high traffic areas on the aircraft

In Part Fourteen, we finish of the weathering with oils and the fit the Canopies and Neptune system

00:00 More work with blending the thinned oils
11:46 Using neat oil paint for stronger weathering effects
24:47 Fitting the canopies and Neptune System