This plane definitely falls in the famous category of Luft ’46.
So, I paid a visit to my beloved Luft46.com site, a site for the Luft ’46 afficionados that I strongly recommend to all aviation enthusiasts. In there you can find all German WWII project ideas, from the practical to the bizarre, with every available info stated, schematics, specs, artistic renditions, relative models info etc. The site is owned by Mr. Dan Johnson, a really nice and polite guy. Dan granted me permission to use parts of the P.1078c section, including some amazing Ronnie Olsthoorn’s He P.1078C artistic images. A big THANKS, Dan!
In the following Hanns von Rolbeck schematic, you can get an idea of the projected design:
Next are some amazing Ronnie Olsthoorn’s He P.1078C artistic images:
Oh dear, doesn’t it look absolutely stunning in those whatif schemes?
So long (I think….) RLM02 whatif prototype….
And an update.
Here are the kit parts, nicely cast.
1. Very nicely cast resin parts
QC1 gave a smiley thumbs up. I nave to say he was quite impressed by the rarity of the subject and the cast quality:
1. This is a minuscule of a plane
After initial cleanup, the main pars of the fuselage were glued together:
This is how the fuselage looks after the first coarse sanding:
1. It will be the gap filler’s triumph…
Upon viewing those long resin wings to be hanged at good dihedral to the fuselage, in order to avoid horror sessions, I drilled two holes at each wing root and two at the corresponding fuselage mating surfaces, and installed pin pieces in them, The wings have a nice positve hold now!
1. Those pins made a difference!
I didn’t like the blant intake, so decided to give it some depth. After some test drills with my microdrill….
1. Too shallow
2. Test drills. The quality of the resin is truly excellent
… I used my Dremel style tool and carved well inside:
After that, the cockpit floor and a part of the front wheel well wall disappeared.
1. Sheet cockpit floor attempt
Those areas are taken care of by using styrene sheets cut from my sons’ ice creams plastic trays.
1. Opening closed succesfully
Needs a lot of shaping, but looks more believable now: