After all was said and done a very light coat of fine grass was applied to the ME, along with a coat of dirt (real dirt, fine dust readily available here in Southern California).
Oh yes, the pilot is another of my Preiser figures with a head transplant. Seems his head gear was inappropriate. So, I used the head of the pilot from the kit on the Preiser body.
For those of you who noticed the sheep, thank you, that’s just one of the things I do. Seems there was empty space that needed filling and I placed some HO railroad sheep in the scene, painted cream with a wash of black. There is one point you country boys can help me out on. There was a point I was unable to determine in my research-do sheep really have those mold lines down their backs?
Lest you think the ME-262 was the only jet to challenge the Allies, it should be noted that the Arado Ar-234 Blitz jet Bomber also saw limited combat action. Ar-234 bombers flew in support of the “Battle of the Bulge” and in an effort to forestall the Allied invasion of Germany proper, in March 1945 Ar-234 Bombers repeatedly attacked the bridge at Remagen with 2500 lb. bombs. Some credit these attacks for the eventual collapse of the bridge.