1/72 Revell/Airmodel Products Messerschmitt Me 262 HG1

Gallery Article by Thomas Brückelt on Nov 5 2020



Here is my Me 262 HG1 in 1/72. "HG" stands for "Hochgeschwindigkeitsjäger" - High speed fighter. 

The model is based on Revells Me 262 A-1a and was modified with the conversion from Airmodel Products "Me 262 V-9 with racing cabin":

Please see also the historic facts about the V-9 / HG1 on the Airmodel website. 

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I made a fictional serial machine out of my model.  Revells Me 262 kit is great, nice details and the parts fit well. But forget about the canopy. If you want to make a conventional ´262, Airmodel offers a deepdrawn canopy for it (also for FW 190 variants). 

On the lower wing half, I had to open the bays of the main landing gear below the fuselage. The fuselage is well detailled there on the inside, so it makes no sense that the bays are closed inside the wings. 

The parts from Airmodel fit well, I fitted the resin parts with superglue gel, the canopy was fitted with "Revell Contacta Clear". 

I painted the model with brush and colors from Revell (enamel). Most of the decals came from the kit, some markings I used from other kits and printed some of them by myself.  I sealed the model with flat, clear varnish from Tamiya. 

I enjoyed making this "What if", it´s a cool looking variant of the ´262. 

Greetings from Germany 

Thomas Brückelt

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Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt