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Messerschmitt Me 262 Slats 1/48 scale for Tamiya




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Catalogue Number and Description Aires Hobby Models 4206 - Me 262 Slats
Price: USD$11.47 from Squadron
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See text below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Bubble free casting, sharp trailing edges, good detail
Disadvantages: Packaging can damage these items
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

Aires 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 262 Flaps are available online from Squadron.com




Many modellers complained about the lack of separate slats when Tamiya released their version of the Me 262. Modellers generally display their aircraft stationary on the ground, a situation that would result in these items being extended.

With this release, Aires have produced a set of parts that will over come Tamiya’s shortfall.

There are a total of eight resin parts, all of which are bubble free and show fine detail.
The instructions clearly show the plastic that needs removing from the wings and the how the resin items will replace it.

All of the contents were cast on plinths to make removal and cleanup as easy as possible.


The packaging, while ok for less delicate items, was prone to allow the breakage of the slat attachments. My example had two of these to repair and it required a steady hand with CA glue.

Don’t be too alarmed if the slats appear slightly warped. Their thinness makes it easy for them to be bent back in place after a dip in hot water. In fact tacking them to their attachment points was enough to straighten mine out in situ.





This is a good effort from Aires and is one that will allow the modeller to display their Me262 as is should be…slats extended.


Thanks to Aires for the review sample

Text and Images Copyright © 2004 by Rob Baumgartner
Page Created 27 December, 2004
Last updated 27 December, 2004

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