Hobbyboss has released the main production variant of the Me-262: the A-1a version. The kit comes in 13 sprues, a clear sprue for the canopy and a metal nose wheel well to prevent having a ‘tail sitter’. The sprues are cleanly molded, free of flash and with well-defined recessed panel lines.
The model has a full interior, consisting of a nose gun bay, fully detailed cockpit and main landing gear bay plus a nicely detailed back fuselage (with a radio set and a compass set). However the detail in the back fuselage is pretty much impossible to see once the model is finished. There is only one service panel and it is not large enough as to allow viewing all that detail.
I’ve started construction with the cockpit tub and main landing gear well. Spend some time there doing careful painting and detailing and you will have a nice looking cockpit. The instrument panel comes as a decal, but the rest of the detail and side consoles have raised detail for dry brushing. The seat lacks of seatbelts and they are not provided as a decal either. I choose to add seatbelts from a generic “Luftwaffe seatbelts” decal sheet I had at hand.