Frank's Scale Model Aircraft Art!

A "Theme Model" of a Heinkel HE 162 Salamander!

Constructed from a Revell 1/32 Kit!

Finished Model Pictures Page!

As work progresses the "Theme" is mutating from Salamander to Chameleon, to Sparrow (translated from the German reference to this design as "Spatz"!), to Sparrow Hawk! Where will it go next?!

Well here we are -- the my version of the proverbial "Red Tailed Sparrow Hawk"!!

I do believe that this beautiful bird will give you a bit of insight into the ME 162 color scheme that I'm using!

Please study the Hawk, then observe how these colors are suggested in the Aircraft pics below!

Note: The left side engine cover door is positioned further open than the right side cover door. This is to show the engine better from the left side views, and the Hawk decal on the right side views!

Some components of this model have a very "Specular" (mirror like) finish! Note the interesting "reflections" that result from this treatment!

Revell has done a magnificent job molding finely etched panel lines into these components. See how clearly they are delineated on the fuselage. I saw no need to emphasize these with "pre- shading" or the use of "dirty washes" to make them more visible as I was striving for a "Just Out Of The Factory" look!

Notice however, that as a result of some test runs on the engine, that there is a rather significant exhaust deposit on the engine mount surface just under the exhaust nozell!

Engine now finished with all OOB parts added. Waiting for Eduard PE parts! Some areas "dirty washed" with watercolor wash. Pigma pens used to add some color detailing!


Center Console and Joy Stick. Mike Grant decal + Kit decal! PE wire from Eduard! Alclad 2 White Aluminum over Tamiya Clear Green.


Gun Bay! Most detail colors from Pigma Pens. Red is Gunze Metallic Red.Mike Grant Decal. Alclad 2 White Aluminum over Tamiya Clear Green!

Left side console. Alclad 2 White Aluminum. Mike Grant decals. Pigma Pens for color details.


Nose Wheel Asm. Alclad 2 Chrome over GBP! Tamiya Clear Green over Alclad 2 White Aluminum. Spring is Gunze Steel Red over Alclad 2 Chrome, over GBP! Linkage support is Gunze Copper over Alclad 2 Chrome over GBP! Gold is Gunze Gold over Chrome over GBP! Red is Gunze Metalic Red over Chrome over GBP!

Alclad 2 White Aluminum dry brushed with Tam flat white. Mike Grant decal. Other detail colors by Pigma pens!

Wheel Well Bulkhead Red is Gunze Metallic Red. Panel Alclad 2 White Aluminum on top of Tam Clear Green, on top of A2 White Aluminum. Detail colors done with Pigma pens.

Seat Assembly. Headrest is Gunze Flat Red. Seat is Tam Clear Red on top pf A2 Chrome, on top of A2 GBP! Seat belts assembled from Eduard PE parts! Yellow decal from Kit. Small decal from Mike Grant Decals.


Instrument Panel, Rudder Peddles, and Gunsight mount. IP is Eduard PE parts with drop of Future in each instrument to simulate glass. This turned out better than I had hoped for!

Left side Fuse Shell with pit parts installed!

Right Side Fuse Shell with pit details added!

Gun Compartment!

Landing gear compartment!

Cockpit from Right Side!

Rear view of Cockpit!

Cockpit from left side.


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