Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'Luft 46'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Community Calendar
  • Group Builds
  • Model Show Calendar


  • Forum Functionality & Forum Software Help and Support
    • FAQs
    • Help & Support
    • New Members
  • Aircraft Modelling
    • Military Aircraft Modelling Discussion by Era
    • Civil Aircraft Modelling Discussion by Era
    • Work in Progress - Aircraft
    • Ready for Inspection - Aircraft
    • Aircraft Related Subjects
  • AFV Modelling (armour, military vehicles & artillery)
    • Armour Discussion by Era
    • Work in Progress - Armour
    • Ready for Inspection - Armour
    • Armour Related Subjects
    • large Scale AFVs (1:16 and above)
  • Maritime Modelling (Ships and subs)
    • Maritime Discussion by era
    • Work in Progress - Maritime
    • Ready for Inspection - Maritime
  • Vehicle Modelling (non-military)
    • Vehicle Discussion
    • Work In Progress - Vehicles
    • Ready For Inspection - Vehicles
  • Science Fiction & RealSpace
    • Science Fiction Discussion
    • RealSpace Discussion
    • Work In Progress - SF & RealSpace
    • Ready for Inspection - SF & RealSpace
  • Figure Modeling
    • Figure Discussion
    • Figure Work In Progress
    • Figure Ready for Inspection
  • Dioramas, Vignettes & Scenery
    • Diorama Chat
    • Work In Progress - Dioramas
    • Ready For Inspection - Dioramas
  • Reviews, News & Walkarounds
    • Reviews
    • Current News
    • Build Articles
    • Tips & Tricks
    • Walkarounds
  • Modeling using 3D Printing
    • 3D Printing Basics
    • 3D Printing Chat
    • 3D Makerspace
  • Modelling
    • Group Builds
    • The Rumourmonger
    • Manufacturer News
    • Other Modelling Genres
    • Britmodeller Yearbooks
    • Tools & Tips
  • General Discussion
    • Chat
    • Shows
    • Photography
    • Members' Wishlists
  • Shops, manufacturers & vendors
    • Aerocraft Models
    • Above & Beyond Retail
    • Air-craft.net
    • Amarket Modl
    • A.M.U.R. Reaver
    • Atlantic Models
    • BlackMike Models
    • Casemate UK
    • Copper State Models
    • Creative Models Ltd
    • EBMA Hobby & Craft
    • Freightdog Models
    • Hannants
    • fantasy Printshop
    • HMH Publications
    • Hobby Paint'n'Stuff
    • Hypersonic Models
    • Iliad Design
    • L'Arsenal 2.0
    • MikroMir
    • Kingkit
    • Model Designs
    • Modellingtools.co.uk
    • Maketar Paint Masks
    • Marmaduke Press Decals
    • NeOmega & Vector Resin
    • Parkes682Decals
    • Red Roo Models
    • RES/KIT
    • SBS Model - Hungary
    • Scalectronics - Lighting & Sound Solutions
    • Scale-Model-Kits.com
    • Shelf Oddity
    • Sovereign Hobbies
    • Special Hobby
    • Starling Models
    • Test Valley Models
    • The48ers
    • Tiger Hobbies
    • Tirydium Models
    • Ultimate Modelling Products
    • Valiant Wings Publishing
    • Videoaviation Italy
    • Wonderland Models
  • Archive
    • 2007 Group Builds
    • 2008 Group Builds
    • 2009 Group Builds
    • 2010 Group Builds
    • 2011 Group Builds
    • 2012 Group Builds
    • 2013 Group Builds

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







  1. The is a place setter for more pictures etc. to follow. Classic Luft 46 subject, legendary Unicraft quality of parts and fit. I'll post a picture of the parts later on I just need a stiff drink to steady my nerves first Good luck everyone. cheers Pat
  2. Here is another Luft 46 project I built back in 2014. It's a Blohm und Voss P.209.02 forward swept wing fighter project by Anigrand Craftswork in 1:144 and in resin. I added some belts in the cockpit, thinned the undercarriage bay doors as much as possible and split them according to references as opposed to what Anigrand seemed to propose. The kit was fully painted and varnished by brush. Thanks for looking Miguel
  3. Here is my 1:144 scale Anigrand Craftswork resin Blohm & Voss P.215 which I built back in 2014. This was an unbuilt German WWII nightfighter project. I added details to the cockpit as this was meant to be a three-seater and the kit only came with two. Apart from scratchbuilding a third seat, I added belts, headrests, a stick for the pilot and some boxes in the rear section. I also thinned the undercarriage doors and added gun barrels from metal rod. The kit was fully painted with brush and only the Vallejo Satin varnish was airbrushed. This scheme came about as a
  4. Here is my Jach 1:144 Messerschmitt P.1101N which I built back in 2010. Jach offers a two-kit box covering two possible variants (A and N) of this unbuilt German WWII project. The "N" is a proposed nightfighter variant. I scratchbuilt a cockpit since there was none. The aerials came as etched metal parts. The kit was fully painted with brush except for the final matt varnish which was airbrushed. Thank you for looking Miguel
  5. I started building 1/72 German WW2 jet & rocket models years ago and when I started building kits a few years back I got a Revell Messerschmitt P1099B kit. I saw some Luft 46 sketches of the P1099 built with just the upper rear facing guns and since the kit came with a rounded nose option I built it that way. I went on to start a Horton Go 229 kit as that aircraft always fascinated me. About half way through I started building 1/48 Cold War jets and the Go 229 got shifted to the shelf of doom. About 5 or more years ago I guess. Then recently @The Spadgent started his multi build proje
  6. Here are the other two of four Jach 1:144 Lippisch P.20s I built in 2018. As mentioned with the previous two, apart from scratchbuilding a cockpit and wing probe, I built them OOB. This was a proposed jet-engined development of the Me 163 Komet. Jach suggests the N1 version has an earlier radar type with nose antlers and the N2 has a dish-type radar. The aerials were etched metal parts. Both versions have hardpoints and I decided to use different loads, with a pair of drop tanks for the N1 and an assymetric load of a tank and an X-4 missile for the N2. They were fully paint
  7. Here are a pair of Messerschmitt P.1101s in 1:144 scale I built in 2010, one of Jach and the other of FE Resin. Since the Jach kit came with two different variants in the box marked as "A" and "N" (nightfighter), these are both"A" variants. First. Jach kit in fictitious JG3 markings. This was a plastic kit. I scratchbuilt a cockpit since there was none. The kit was fully painted with brush except for the final matt varnish which was airbrushed. I based the scheme on that used by several Me 262s of JV44.
  8. Here are two of four Jach 1:144 Lippisch P.20s I built in 2018. These were simple kits which, apart from scratchbuilding a cockpit and wing probe, I built OOB. This was a proposed jet-engined development of the Me 163 Komet. Jach suggests the B version has hardpoints for drop tanks or X-4 missiles whereas the A is clean so I did it this way. Both were fully painted and varnished by brush. Lippisch P.20A. Yellow 3, JG53, Luftwaffe, 1946 (fictitious).
  9. Here is a Focke-Wulf Triebflugel I built back in 2012. It is a Takara 1:144 gashapon pre-painted partially-assembled kit which I took apart, had the paint and markings sanded down and re-painted and re-assembled. The kit was a nightfighter variant hence the thimble nose for the radar. The kit was fully painted and varnished with brush and decals came from various sources. It represents "Black 3", of an ISS (industry point defence) unit, Luftwaffe, Germany (fictitious of course). All comments welcome and thanks for looking Miguel
  10. Here is my Special Hobby 1:72 Blohm & Voss P.212.03 "Strahljäger" which I built back in 2005. It represents a fictitious "Blue 14", JG54, Luftwaffe, in a winter scheme on the eastern front. This was a German WWII jet fighter project which was never built. The unusual wing design was proposed in several Blohm & Voss projects from a piston-engined fighter to a final twin jet-engined heavy fighter (I've built one and will post it eventually). Like all older Special Hobby kits, it wasn't an easy build. I recall adding details to the cockpit. It was mostly painted and varni
  11. 1/72 Revell He 177 Greif, KG40 - Nuclear Torpedo Bomber - Luft '46 He 177, GP+RH, Kampfgeschwader 40 - Fliegerführer Atlantik (Flyer Command Atlantic) Imagine, if you will, that Germany, during the dying days of World War II, was the first to discover the atomic bomb. With the threat of submarine deployed nuclear suicide strikes off the coast of American cities, the War in Europe was brought to a swift and terrifying stalemate. This allowed Germany to rebuild and re-arm itself. Here we have the Heinkel He 177 long range nuclear capable maritime patrol bomber.
  12. Hello everyone! Here is my Anigrand Craftswork 1:144 Horten Ho XIIIb finished in fictitious JG5 markings. I built this one back in 2013. The kit was built OOB and I only thinned the undercarriage doors as much as I could. Painting and varnishing was all done with brush and decals came from various sources since the kit's insignias were wrong for late-war fighters. Thanks for looking Miguel
  13. Hello everyone! Here is my latest kit, completed this past weekend. It's AZ Model's 1:72 Messerschmitt P.1106T - the navalized carrier variant. I thought the concept so crazy and absurd that I couldn't resist getting it! I believe it's a first in Luft46 kits since I don't recall anyone releasing carrier-borne aircraft in this field. The instructions that came with the kit were for the B variants (the other two boxings), I'm not sure if by mistake or that's how they come with this kit. I had to refer to the boxart for the variant-specific parts (arrestor hook, underwing fuel tanks and gun
  14. Here is my PM Model 1:72 Horten Ho 229B which I finished in a fictional nightfighter scheme back in 1999. This was a very basic kit and I recall scratchbuilding part of the cockpit. The main scheme was painted and varnished with airbrush and some decals came from the spares box. As always, thanks for looking and all comments are welcome. Miguel
  15. Here is my Anigrand Craftswork 1:144 Arado E.555/1 bomber project which I built in 2008. The fictitious markings are for an aircraft of 4./KG26, Luftwaffe, in the MTO. Some of the thicker parts like doors and guns were thinned, some guns being replaced by metal wire. The kit was fully painted with brush with only the varnish being airbrushed. The codes and emblem decals came from a Minicraft He 111H kit. Thanks for looking and all comments are welcome Miguel
  16. Heinkel He 111H-24 AEW "Blue A", the first of the H-24 series, Erprobungskommando Bremen, Luftwaffe, Germany (fictitious). Once the go-ahead was given for project Obertasse with the FuG 244 Berlin N-4 (later Bremen) rotating dish radar, it was proposed to use surplus He 111H aircraft as proof-of-concept machines due to the then unavailability of Ar 234s (the type chosen for the project) due to their need as bombers and reconnaissance aircraft. Three He 111s were converted to the new H-24 sub-type with all weapons removed, the Bremen radar in a rotating dish on a pylon on top o
  17. Hello everyone Here is my Platz 1:144 Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-12/R14 (early) I built in 2013. Inspired by one of the unbuilt variants of the Fw 190D family illustrated in the Valiant Wings book, I made this rather simple conversion from a D-9 to a torpedo-carrying D-12. The forward cowl had the gun bulges and troughs removed and smoothened out, the wing bulges removed, the supercharger intake enlarged, a cannon hole made in the propeller tip and the blades sanded to a more rounded shape. The torpedo came from a Minicraft He 111 and I added the pylon clamps to hold it and the
  18. Here is my Revell 1:72 Focke-Wulf Fw 226 "Flitzer" which I built back in 2005 in, naturally, fictitious markings. This kit was from the first release (it has been re-released with new decals). It was painted with airbrush. Thanks for looking Miguel
  19. Hello everyone Here is my Eduard 1:144 Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a painted in the standard Luftwaffe MTO scheme which I built in 2009. It represents "Yellow 14", 3./JG27, Luftwaffe, flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, Libya, 1944 (fictitious of course). The Me 262 is one of my favourite aircraft and I always thought it would have looked great in a desert scheme and with the release of Eduard's lovely kit I decided to finally paint one this way. This "what-if" kit is based on two "what ifs": what if Hans-Joachim Marseille survived his fatal accident and was hospitalised for a
  20. Photo taken originally from Facebook, this link was provided by @Homebee. If I ever come across with this kit, I´ll make sure to buy one. Or two. The image shows masks for the canopy and wheels, photoetch parts (Eduard maybe?), and a decal sheet with options for eight aircraft (you can´t leave aside Erich Hartmann, the ace of aces).
  21. Here is my Anigrand Craftswork 1:144 Horten Ho XVIII B-1 bomber in fictitious Luftwaffe markings since this was one of those many paper projects that never got built. I filled it with weight but in the end it wasn't enough so I had to make a support from clear sprue to keep it from tipping rearwards. The u/c doors were thinned and the guns were replaced by new ones made from metal wire. The kit was fully painted with brush except for the flat varnish which was airbrushed. Thanks for looking Miguel
  22. Here is my Huma-Modell 1:72 Focke-Wulf Ta 283 fighter in a fictitious Luftwaffe JG1 scheme which I built back in 2005. The Ta 283 was a proposed ramjet fighter. It had a rocket for take-off and to reach sufficient speed to start the ramjets. I added various details to the cockpit and properly boxed in the wheel wells. The main scheme was mostly done by airbrush and most of the decals came from various other sheets. Thank you for looking and, as always, all comments are welcome. Miguel
  23. After my Sycamore build this is going to be my next project: The kit consists of two grey runners: The surface engraving and detailing is very nice but typical of short run technology the gates are quite heavy, there are no location features, no numbering of parts on the runners (although that is covered by the instructions) and there is a bit of flash here and there. There are two clear parts and a crisply printed decal sheet: The instructions look clear enough: Note the tw
  24. Hello Everyone Hope the modelling gods are smiling and that builds are going well Have finally got round to some pictures of the completed 'pod racing bomber' which I hope the group will enjoy, and 'Yes' it is quite large!. Special thanks to Special Hobby for the replacement canopies - in fact two full sets of vac formed prices arrived, giving plenty of opportunity for failure and repair; great service and support from SH on that score. The model is finished with Tamiya rattle cans, Vallejo Model Air and old Humbrol acrylic paints with a covering of Kle
  25. Hello Everyone Following my small contribution to the recent and excellently run Flying Boats and Float Planes Group Build and the support offered to my build (Supermarine Seagull ASR), I am tempted to contribute a WIP to the community. I see from several recent WIPs and Pabbi's recently posted work that Luft '46 models have supporters here, so if acceptable I would like to offer a Luft '46 build of my own. Recognising a limited set of build / modelling skills and knowing that I build OOB with very little scratch building and an almost complete disregard for the 100% accuracy req
  • Create New...