Seems like a few days ago when Jeannette posted the Mid 2013 announcement from Revell. By the time you read this, the re issue of the 1/48th Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a should be (or about to be) on the shelves of hobby shops around the nation. The kit is stamped as 1978, so as most kits from the era, it has raised panel lines. The major sub assemblies are held here together (see the pictures) with masking tape and the fit is very good. This means that those raised panel lines wont be obliterated by heavy sanding.
There are 2 crew figures provided. I always welcome figures with any kit, even if I decide not to use them. One can always use them in any other project. The cockpit detail is quite good for a kit this age and there is no flash or heavy mold lines to complaint about.
The kit is molded in the traditional Light Gray from Revell and the set of decals provided are in the goldielocks zone. Not too thick, not to thin. Very solid yet non bleedy colors. And speaking of decals, the kit comes with the common stencils and markings provided for 2 different aircrafts as follow:
- Me 262 1a 110400, Pilot Major Walter Nowotny, Commander of Kommando Nowotny, November 1944.
- Me 262 1a Prague-Ruzyny Air Base Czechoslovakia, May 1945.
- Product ID: 85-5322
- Skill Level: 2
- Scale: 1/48
- Length: 8-1/2″
- Wingspan: 10-3/16″
- Height: 2-3/4″
- Parts: 78
- MSRP $19.99