1/32 Revell Me-262B-1a/U-1

Gallery Article by Pablo Angel Herrera on Oct 4 2022



Hi folks,  

I recently finished this Mosquito killer a few weeks ago, it is the Revell 1/32 kit. The kit was finished pretty much out of the box except for the seat belts and some detail added to the wheel wells and behind the dash board which were scratch built.  Paints used were Model Master enamels combined with some AMMO wash and pastel chalks.

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Paint scheme was based on references since the scheme provided for "Red 12" on the instructions manual has some incongruencies. Fuselage was pre-shaded and painted with a mix of RLM76 (5 parts) and RLM02 (3 parts) with RLM81/82 mottling. Upper wings surfaces were pre-shaded and painted with a pale green and then a heavy post-shading of RLM82 was applied which blended well with the base coat. Under surfaces were painted black and a heavy grey post-shading was applied then, blended with grey pastel chalk.

The kit comes with great detail and fits rather well, although dry-fit of the pieces is a must before gluing.

I really enjoyed this kit, though there are some places like the nose and wing to fuselage seems that need attention it still is a very nice fitting and detailed kit for a great price. I experimented new painting technics and materials and I'm very happy with the result.


Pablo Angel Herrera

IPMS Guatemala

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Photos and text by Pablo Angel Herrera