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Posted: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 11:32 PM UTC
Steffen Arndt has sent in some great pictures of his Hobby Boss 1/48th Me 262A-1a/U4.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 11:47 PM UTC
That's a very nice little dio'

How did you made the base Mr. Steffen
Also, good luck on your STUrz KAmpf flugzeug


Cheers Nick
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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 12:25 AM UTC
Thank you Andy for the nice preparation of the photos!

Cheers Nick

Darn short time memory, isn't it : Ostfront shelter dio

It is still not finished, but it is good enough as a photo backdrop already.

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 07:42 AM UTC
Nice viermot töter, Steffen. Very nice looking 262 and the diorama sets the scene well.

Is the scene set to be Summer 1944?

Thanks for sharing
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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 08:01 AM UTC
Hi Jesper

well, that aircraft never fired a shot at anger ... just test missions. So "Viermot-Töter" is not really appropriate .. the scene is spring 1945, lets say JV44 just before Wilhelm Herget started to the two only "combat" mission on 16th April where the gun failed both times.

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 08:43 AM UTC
Hi Steffen

Nice job! I particularly like the putty-effect on the bare-metal nose. I'm always wondering how best to represent it.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 08:59 AM UTC
Hi Rowan

thanks mate! I filled the panel lines, then airbrushed silver. Then I painted the "putty" with RLM 02. You see from the in progress pix, that I had to touch this up for a better effect. (BTW I used the artwork in vol2 of the classic pub. Series on the Me262 as a guide, plus the photo in the Me262 production log book) I am sure many modeller can do this better, but I am quite happy with it.

all the best

Steffen

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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 10:58 AM UTC
Steffen, a great job there with the 262. I am impressed with the background, the dioroma itself as much as the airplane. Good job. Russell
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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 09:16 PM UTC
Thank you Russel!

I thought the dio would fit the scene very well --- there were many shelters in the woods around Munich. Though it is of course not fully correct in a historical sense.

all the best

Steffen
P.S. here is another pic more focussing on the car but with some older figures (of couse the Kapok west makes it even less accurate)



I posted the pix of the truck on HS PP, ML 48scale forum and Track 48 forum ... but not in Armorama (I simply forgot)
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Posted: Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 04:59 AM UTC
Ok, thanks for the feedback, Steffen.

No, I guess this bird never really drew blood, but it was an intended viermot killer. The concept might work on paper, but reality is sometimes different.

Once again, great work
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Posted: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - 11:58 PM UTC

..beautiful work Steffen!
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Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 12:56 AM UTC
Thank you Neil!

much appreciated

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:29 AM UTC
That cannon is entirely too small to have been of any use...

It looks awesome Steffen!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 04:14 AM UTC
Thanks! Glad you like it!

at the moment I am a bit into dioramas, so there might be more into this direction... the Fw 189 might fit that box too

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2011 - 03:56 PM UTC
A fine looking diorama! I would be interested in learning a bit more about it's construction, namely; the making of the wooden hardstand, the blast walls, and the two track "road". I'm also curious as to whether or not the upper panel enclosing the little popgun is permanently fixed or removable. It looks to be fitted too well to be removeable but you never know?? I build in 1/72 and have only made a couple of little dioramas but I think your technique could be replicated in a smaller scale, thus my interest. Your project is an inspiration to me. And you must know that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

Cheers, Wayne
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 02:23 AM UTC
Hi Wayne

Many thanks for your kind comment. As posted earlier, there is a build log of the Dio, which should answer most of your questions regarding this:

Ostfront shelter dio

It is WIP -the Flak stand in particular- but already good enough as a photo backdrop. The hard stand and road are Mark 58 products ... and Marc Toillié has a bunch more stuff , also some in 72nd scale. See http://www.mark58.oxatis.com/ might be you do not find what you are looking for, then just ask Marc at the given contact.


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Your project is an inspiration to me.



That is the best one can achive with an article, thanks a lot!

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 07:42 AM UTC
Many thanks for this article, Steffen! I'm slowly working on a couple of Me-262s, but ran across questions about painting various bays, etc. You cleared that up for me.

And wow, what great work! Ausgetzeichnet!

Tom
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Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 07:16 AM UTC
Thanks for your kind comment Tom!

As for c&m. This mostly based on my personal taste. IMO Late war the stuff was mostly left unpainted. The gear legs came from a different company so thes were probably (possibly) painted. I just had a decision with a clubmember who insisted the crate would be painted RLM 74/75 as this would have been an early airfram. Well I think it was painted 82/83 as this prototype was built up in 1945 ...

so you see there probably is no absolute truth, but some educated guessing

all the best

Steffen