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1/48th Me 262 B-1a
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 09:12 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the Me 262 B-1a in 1/48th scale from Hobby Boss.

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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 02:04 AM UTC
Once again, thank you for a very logical and complete review. I do find the option of the two piece Swastikas and placement a positive touch, as it's part of the historical accuracy of the aircraft.
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 04:35 AM UTC
Hi there

The price is excellent - but, judging by the sprue shots, Hobby Boss look to have made exactly the same mistakes as Dragon did seven years ago (see Review HERE, and we're still left waiting for a true trainer variant.

All the best

Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 07:50 PM UTC
Great review, Darren, beside it is not a 100% trainer. Hobby
Boss has a great range of special Me 262 variants.
My one is the prototype with the BK 5 gun.
The idea to offer swastikas in two halfs is very helpful for modellers, living in Germany for example.