What a fantastic kit this is.
Any issues were of my own making and that was only a slight misalignment of the Cannon Cartridge Ejector Chute which caused a little fit issue with the wings.
Everything else was a great fit.
Primed with [...]
This aircraft was built as part of the “Imperial German Air Service / Luftwaffe Group Build May 1st, 1910, to Present Day” group build.
Maj. Wolfgang Spate was the commanding officer of EKdo 16 (Erprobungskommando 16 or Test Command [...]
Built back around 1989, (ex-Hawk kit, first produced in 1960 I believe) my Testors version was issued in 1982. The aircraft is the well-known rocket-powered interceptor, the Me163 Komet, in 1/48 scale. This kit had only about 25 [...]
The Red Baron meets the Twilight Zone...Not really the Twilight Zone, but sort of…
I had noticed for a while that my very close-in depth perception had been bothering me. Even with my Opti-Visor, I had been having trouble working on fine [...]
This kit was in my model storage closet for 30 plus years and after spending 3 months on the Blenheim i was looking for a less complex project so here it is. I used an Aires cockpit set and it actually fit fairly well. Paints are a [...]
The Me 163 has been a part of the exhibition at Gatow Luftwaffenmuseum for years, but it used to be exhibited in a separate room.
Now, it’s hanging from the ceiling which creates a much more dramatic effect.
Enjoy the pictures.
In my collection of built models as well as in my kit stack, I have few items from German aviation. But that's not because I don't like it, but because I usually have difficulty to paint german schemes. I decided to built this Hasegawa [...]
Here comes my Me 163 Komet in 1/72 with Eduard Set #SS256 an two Preiser Figures. The little shelter is from Airmodel.de. The Academy kit is easy to build, but has some inaccuracies I discoverd to late. The tube attachment on the left wing [...]
I happened recently to re-read some of the material on Hanna Reitsch's flights in the Me 163 B. On YouTube I then revisited her famous description of 'riding on a canon-ball' in an interview and clip that related her 5th flight in the [...]
Its an Academy 1/72 model which i detailed with a partly scratch built cockpit, Eduard interior and exterior parts, CMK control surfaces,part of the engine, wheel dolly. The ladder and fire extinguisher are scratch built. Jeep is Hasegawa [...]