GasPatch 1/48 Komet
Here is my GasPatch Me-163, finished at last. I started this kit over 18 months ago, but life got a bit hectic. I used my Christmas break to get it finished.
The kit is great. It's very nicely detailed, especially the cockpit, and the fit is excellent though a bit fiddly in places. I had initially intended to have the gun bays and ammo chutes open but I found that while guns were nice, the ammo belts just looked “toyish”, so I buttoned it all up. In the end I'm glad I did.
I used Mr Color paints, then a pin wash and a bit of light weathering with pigments on the underside. I wanted it to look like it had made a few flights but none of these aircraft were around long enough to get too dirty so I kept it to a minimum. I used oils on the topside of the wings to subtly give some tonal variation just to soften the blocks of solid colour a little.
Markings and serial number are fictitious but hopefully plausible. The model represents an aircraft from JG 400. The paint scheme is a bit of licence and is an amalgamation of several different references. It looks pretty close to what I was imagining before I started so I'm happy with it.
Hope you're all enjoying the holidays and thanks for checking it out.