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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. 

 

37861945364_4d7c93ebc3_h.jpgIMAG4125 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...

 

26802445099_0a7cebd609_h.jpgIMAG4126 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.

 

24706672268_32072680fc_h.jpgIMAG4127 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.

 

26802444459_11573270f7_h.jpgIMAG4128 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

 

The chemical reaction hot end.

 

24706672088_6f417f7101_h.jpgIMAG4129 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

26802443819_561ec1378b_h.jpgIMAG4130 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.

 

24706671918_194fcd8afa_h.jpgIMAG4132 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

 

Mk108 30mm cannons

 

26802442929_e35779e762_h.jpgIMAG4133 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

 

The long sticky out bits for all the armour guys..

 

24706671658_d76ea1b79b_h.jpgIMAG4134 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.

 

38546486732_0930c501be_h.jpgIMAG4135 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

 

Until next time..

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This looks good. I don't think I've seen a WIP for one of these before.

I'm just off to see if 'Airscale' do those sets for 1/48.

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4 minutes ago, Gorby said:

This looks good. I don't think I've seen a WIP for one of these before.

I'm just off to see if 'Airscale' do those sets for 1/48.

 

I'm pretty sure they do. I have a set of them around here somewhere. 

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Given the limited amount of room for sanding, I think I would be looking at skinning the area with thin plastic card.

 

Martian

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I agree with Martin about skinning it over with card. Nice project, looking forward to seeing this come together.

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3 hours ago, snapper_city said:

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.

 

26802444459_11573270f7_h.jpg

Ah, the ol' pilot dissolver.

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2 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

Given the limited amount of room for sanding, I think I would be looking at skinning the area with thin plastic card.

 

Martian

 

2 hours ago, Nigel Heath said:

I agree with Martin about skinning it over with card. Nice project, looking forward to seeing this come together.

 

I agree this looks to be the best course of action. I'll get some masking tape pushed against the edges. Run round with a pen or pencil. Pull it out and place over plasticard. This should give a good template to work from.

 

22 minutes ago, Procopius said:

Ah, the ol' pilot dissolver.

 

It gets worse for poor Jerry. Either side of his legs in the cockpit are fuel tanks. If these puncher and the fuel comes into contact with an organic material  (cotton, skin etc) then it spontaneously combusts. Pair this with the chance of a broken back on landing if you fail to lower the skid correctly, probably made flying this a bum clenching experience. 

 

7 minutes ago, cocky05d said:

When i saw the title of the post ,didn't know what i was going to find when i clicked on here .:D

 

Lol. The BM Russian roulette opening a thread on a work computer thang. 

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2 hours ago, Procopius said:

Ah, the ol' pilot dissolver.

The fuel was a combination of concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide and a solution of Calcium Permanganate, known as T-Stoff. The pilots had to wear a special acid resistant flying suit and boots made of asbestos-mipolamfibre.

Mind you, it did produce 3800lb of thrust giving a top-speed of 596mph (960km/h).

 

I'll pull up a chair for this one. Crack on Sir!

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2 hours ago, Bigdave22014 said:

The fuel was a combination of concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide and a solution of Calcium Permanganate, known as T-Stoff. The pilots had to wear a special acid resistant flying suit and boots made of asbestos-mipolamfibre.

Mind you, it did produce 3800lb of thrust giving a top-speed of 596mph (960km/h).

 

I'll pull up a chair for this one. Crack on Sir!

You forgot the other Stoff stuff which they mixed in with it to get the bang .

I did have a memoir written by an ex Komet pilot .Seen film of it going straight up in the air ,what a ride .

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Ooh! Ooh! I have this kit, and the UvdR decals too. I'll be following your build with great interest. 

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On 11/22/2017 at 10:42 AM, Bigdave22014 said:

The fuel was a combination of concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide and a solution of Calcium Permanganate, known as T-Stoff. The pilots had to wear a special acid resistant flying suit and boots made of asbestos-mipolamfibre.

Of course, as several learned, acid-resistant isn't quite the same thing as acid-proof.

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Hi guys

 

Mini update...

 

I have made a couple of simple blanks to cover the wing internal seam line. 

 

38664673641_37fe3274d3_h.jpgIMAG4140 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

As you can see not a great deal will be seen.

 

37946892214_27d05be282_h.jpgIMAG4141 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

I have also been playing about with Mr Color GX2 Gloss Black. Quite possibly the finest gloss black I have ever used.

 

37777301515_b4facf4679_h.jpgIMAG4144 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

Here is my previous AK Extreme Metals paint chart sprayed over their own gloss black base.

 

37777303735_f51e22664e_h.jpgIMAG4143 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

Since then I have added a few more to the collection so gave the reverse side a coat of the GX2 before continuing the paint chart. The metallic's lay down so nicely over this stuff. I'm really looking forward to painting the naked Me-163.

 

37777305235_c53880e8eb_h.jpgIMAG4139 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

Until next time...

Edited by snapper_city

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Hi guys

 

Small update of where things are at.

 

The day started off with an up and down. Firstly the up. Mr Postman stopped by with a parcel of joy.

 

24966049028_f9097466b0_h.jpgIMAG4172 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

Now the down. I managed to put a nice TET fingerprint on the inside of the rear fuselage, exhaust cover area.

 

38838476961_130fe8b63a_h.jpgIMAG4170 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

Not 100% perfect but its quite difficult to get sanding sticks in this area.

 

38838475631_4c02e5b21a_h.jpgIMAG4173 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

The office dashboard.

 

38807653562_58574ce4d4_h.jpgIMAG4174 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

A little more scratching in the office to replicate the fuel lines.

 

24966047848_5a5a9c5b39_h.jpgIMAG4175 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

Everything ready for spraying.

 

38838474441_57d64fbaa6_h.jpgIMAG4177 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

Not as much done as I was hoping to get done but all finished for the day. Firstly the cockpit area was painted with AK Microfiller Primer Black then coated in Vallejo Model Air RLM66. This was the first time I have used acrylics in over 18 months and I was all geared up for all the issues you can get with acrylics. Against all fears it behaved flawlessly.

 

38838472821_0c1cb2fcf5_h.jpgIMAG4179 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

Lastly the areas in preparation for metallic painting have been given a wet coat of Mr Color GX2 Gloss Black.

 

38122519994_fb19694533_h.jpgIMAG4180 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

 

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Very nice so far mark, most interested in this, an aircraft  i haven't modelled before, but want to, the meng kit looks to be very well. Detailed oob, but some  additions by yourself are improving it further 

Glynn 

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Hi guys

 

I have been busy on the cockpit area over the last few days. All the detail painting is done and the instrument panel decals are down. There are a few more placard decals for the side walls then I'll give it all a clear coat ready for weathering. I'll get some pictures up in the next few days. I'm not going to go too mad with the weathering as I doubt these things saw enough action to get that beaten up. 

 

Cheers.

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Hi guys

 

Not much to show but here is where things stand currently.

 

Here are the Kit instrument decals Vs the Airscale set.

 

38237656194_58718bba7d_h.jpgIMAG4195 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

I first tried the kit ones but found them to be too grey.

 

38917370402_8b2c3ef483_h.jpgIMAG4196 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

The Airscale ones are much better.

 

38237655654_9500b592e5_h.jpgIMAG4198 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

38917369872_d709874c1e_h.jpgIMAG4199 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

38917369182_2a661fac32_b.jpgIMAG4201 by Mark Inman, on Flickr

 

Like I said in the previous post I have a few more Airscale placards to attach then on with weathering...

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37 minutes ago, snapper_city said:

The Airscale ones are much better.

Thanks for the heads-up, I've got these in 1/48 now.

Looks great so far - that instrument panel looks fantastic!

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Very nice, i like how the seat has turned out, the dials on the panel look the biz close up too

Glynn 

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3 minutes ago, Hewy said:

Very nice, i like how the seat has turned out, the dials on the panel look the biz close up too

Glynn 

 

I'm happy with the seat also. I doubt I'll do any chipping as I doubt these aircraft saw many sorties. This is the first time I have used oils on seat belts. I really feel like I'm starting to get the hang of working with oils now after a couple of years. Still lots to perfect but going in the right direction.

The control panel will look even better after a flat coat and some klear or Krystal klear over the dials.

I'm just hoping I get some time over Christmas to work on this. 

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1 minute ago, snapper_city said:

 

I'm happy with the seat also. I doubt I'll do any chipping as I doubt these aircraft saw many sorties. This is the first time I have used oils on seat belts. I really feel like I'm starting to get the hang of working with oils now after a couple of years. Still lots to perfect but going in the right direction.

The control panel will look even better after a flat coat and some klear or Krystal klear over the dials.

I'm just hoping I get some time over Christmas to work on this. 

 this time of year is more my modelling time than summer, i slow right down then,look forward to the next instalment 

Glynn 

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Hi guys

 

It's been a while since I last worked on this but I'm coming to the end of my armour M113 build that I got side tracked with. Once it is finished I will be jumping straight back on with this. It will probably be another week or two but it will be back.

 

Watch this space.

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