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Hi guys Here is the latest kit on the bench. The lovely Meng Me-163 Komet in 1:32 flavour. So far it has gone together flawlessly apart from one area which I will highlight in the last picture. This will be a naked build using metallics and Uschi van der Rosten wood decals. I have never used these before in trying to stick to a theme of trying a new technique on each build. I saw one of these naked builds online and decided I just had to have one. Sit down, strap in, lets see where this takes us... Firstly here is what I'm working with. IMAG4125 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The office area with a little scratch building to liven things up. Apologises for the poor quality pictures. My phone really struggles these days... IMAG4126 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The Quickboost resin seat Vs the kit option. The kit does come with P.E seat belts to be fair to Meng but you cant beat resin. I did think about some HGW fabric straps but decided against it on this occasion. IMAG4127 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Behind the cockpit bulkhead is one of the fuel tanks. This area is barely visible once the fuselage is together so I'm not going to go too mad here. IMAG4128 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The chemical reaction hot end. IMAG4129 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4130 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Here is roughly how things will go together. Cockpit attaches to the fuel tank which attaches to the rocket motor. IMAG4132 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Mk108 30mm cannons IMAG4133 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The long sticky out bits for all the armour guys.. IMAG4134 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Finally the ugly area. This giant seam line will be visible through the open port on the top of the wing to expose the guns. This will need taking care of as I'm still working this out. Do I fill and sand or create a cover from plasticard? I will be scratching a little in here also to jazz it up a bit more. IMAG4135 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Until next time..
A ludicrous forgotten build: Started this to test Mr Color Luftwaffe paints back in May 2016. I lost the Morane mast aerial and then with my move, illness, life etc., it got put into a box and completely forgotten till yesterday. Looking closely, it needs said mast scratched/robbed, then some detail painting, final matt coat and she'll be ready for the shelf. What could possibly go wrong? Anil
Hi all, Bit late in the day but I've had an absolute mare trying to get photos out of Flickr via my Android tablet..... Here we have the HB easy build Komet. Happen to have two kits as the first purchased 2nd hand was missing the decals, options are Luft and RAF so it made sense in my twisted little mind to buy another. Build started at 11pm uk time on sunday so it'll be the 24 hour option I'm aiming for.... World clock set to GMT so deadline is 11pm BST or 10pm GMT. On with the builds. They were quickly assembled as promised by HB and took about an hour each. One is in flying mode as part of the undercarraige was eaten by the shed monster, as the cockpit is too shallow for a pilot I've had to black out the glazing. Didn't fancy the Luftwaffe scheme provided so went for something a little more, er, distinctive. In this case, courtesy of Peugeot Cherry Red... Flew just the once in that colour scheme according to the pilot The other one is more conventional, although it will have a yellow underside, first time I've attempted mottling freehand with an airbrush, This was the state of play at 02:35 BST on Monday. Should make the finish, family and Flickr permitting...