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Academy 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 163B Komet


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Hello mates,

 

this year's KUTA will be in Komet theme on my side.

This tiny kit stands assembled for a while on my shelf of doom, so I thought I should finish it.

 

Current state...

 

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Cheers,

S.

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Thanks guys.

 

Here we are with RLM 81 and mottling done.... I'm not 100% sattisfied with the result, but on the other I think it's not so bad either?

What's your opinion? Can I make my career in doing mottling as a decoration in houses 😈 or it is NOTtling in the end? :D

 

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Cheers,

S.

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9 hours ago, uncletommy said:

Yours looks almost identical to the one that’s on my bench right now.  White 18?  :unsure:

 

White 14. I found few photos that show that example, but only from left and front side, so I've tried to replicate mottles according to them.

 

Thanks for the kind words mates. I also hope that decals, wash and some weathering will tone down overall look and blend in the mottles.

 

Cheers,

S.

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Yesterday I put the decals on, and sealed them shortly with coat of gloss varnish.

On my surprise these Academy react pretty well on Gunze Softener - old Academy decals were notorious for not reacting on most of decal solutions.

Swastikas are not part of the kit's decals so I had to find them in aftermarket set...

 

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S.

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Thanks Pat, I've tried my best regarding to mottling, it's not so smooth as I've anticipated, but it'll do :)

 

Of course I don't mind if you use same livery, it will be interesting to see it done in your style :)

 

Cheers,

Srđan

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Aaaand... it's done!

Number on fuselage may be 14, but this one is #13 built in 2020, and final one... now it's time for a small break and then continuing with builds in progress :D

 

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Cheers and all the best in forthcoming 2021 - stay safe and take care mates!

S.

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Hi Srđan Your Me163 has turned out beautifully, congratulations. cheers Pat

 

Здраво Срђане Ваш Ме163 је испао прелепо, честитамо. наздравље Пат

 

Zdravo Srđane Vaš Me163 je ispao prelepo, čestitamo. nazdravlje Pat

 

 

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