Me-163 B-0 Komet, Orlik, 1:33

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  1. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    Hi folks,

    today I start a new game. The Me-163 B-0 Komet. In the kit is a tractor included.

    The kit is of very high print quality.

    There are 6 sheets (DIN A4) with construction drawings
    3 sheets with formers and patterns
    and 6 sheets with pieces on cardboard. 3 and a half sheets of that are for the tractor.
    In one of my books I found a pic of the tractor with a Me-163 behind.......

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    the kits sheets look like this......

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    The Me-163 is one of the milestones for military and civil aviation. Some design detail guided the way for supersonic airplanes.
    Sadly these inventions were found to reach the bad targets of a totalitarian regime.

    @ashrunner: By the way is the Nazi pattern forbidden in this forum ? If yes tell me, I will remove it in all following pics.


    good evening so far

    FLU
  2. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    we here in the USA do not have the same restrictions as you do in Germany

    you are more than welcome to post those types of images.
    we consider that part of history, and part of research

    Rick
  3. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    thank´s rickstef......

    for the fast reply. For me it´s absurd to forbid this pattern because it makes the nazi-cult so interesting for some in our days.
    It´s characteristic for us germans to be so straight in all what we do. I think this is one of the circumstances that made (or still makes) the nazis possible.

    Anyway, before showing the pics I wanted to ask, I wouldn´t like to break existing rules.....( typical german again :???: 8) )

    O.K. tomorrow will be the first cut :grin: :grin: :grin:

    best FLU
  4. airbob

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    "egg Rocket"!!!

    Flu,
    Excellent subject! This was a very "wierd" little "egg-rocket" that according to my Time-Life book traveled at almost 600mph with an unbelievable rate of climb....they did not shoot down a lot of allied bombers....but when they got "close" to any fighter or bomber it was "kaput" ....I love the red color...man, it must have taken "guts" to fly this thing!!! Superb selection!!! Bob out...:yep:
  5. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    Excellant subject Flu. I'm kinda curious as to the red color, any info on the rational for the scheme?
  6. Elliott

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    IIRC the Allies found the best way to bring these down was to follow them back as they glided in and shoot them down on landing approach as they had exhausted their fuel supply and couldn't manuever. (Boy! Talk about a runon sentence.)

    I am impressed at the variety of your build subjects FLU. This should be a great build. I have no idea how you will top your Huey but look forward to your work with great interest.

    Elliott
  7. shrike

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    Don't have the detailsin my head , but the red scheme was a ceremonial "first flight" sorta thing. accurate, but only for one airframe for a short period of time
  8. 57townsman

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    Great selection, that looked like a pretty cool kit to me. The ground equipment is always a plus :grin: Here's hoping the proverbial Orlik fit problems do not raise their ugly head :mad:

    SteveK
  9. cbg

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    Flu,

    "Wie ein Floh, aber Oho!"

    This is indeed a good subject for a build report. Will you showcase the rocket powerplant as well?

    cbg
  10. cgutzmer

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    this will be cooooool :D
    Chris
  11. charliec

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    The Allies would hardly have to bother shooting the Me163 down - they were really dangerous machines. The pilots had to wear chemical resistant suits because of the corrosive nature of the fuels. There was a least one accident where a pilot was "dissolved" by the rocket fuel. The Me163 had a number of accidents where it exploded on landing - it was put down to the shock of landing igniting residual fuel in the tanks.


    Regards,

    Charlie
  12. JaCkyL

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    I'm, sure this is going to be another enertainig thread Flu!
    Looking forward to follow it!
  14. fluthecrank

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    the cockpit........

    Hi friends,

    the first pics of the cockpit section...........
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    the cockpit is "unfold" until the interieur is complete.....
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    sadly there is not so much time because of some business trips..........

    bye so far

    FLU
  15. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    still the cockpit.....

    Hi folks,

    the cockpit grows step by step.

    The right side assembled.......
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    the parts of the left side and the pedals......
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    and glued
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    and an overall view........
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  16. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    the red color........

    @cmdrted,

    the red color is in honor of Freiherr Manfred von Richthofen. A famous german fighter pilot of WWI. Richthofen is also known as "roter Baron" or in english "red baron"

    See the pic and the planes color, the Fokker Dr.I

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    Imagine that there are hardly 20 years between the red Fokker and the red Me-163 !! What a speed in development isn´t it ?

    best regards FLU
  17. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    Incredible, I had no idea! I have this model and although it is very detailed I was reluctant to build it in the original colors and was going to "repaint" it in paintshop pro, but a legacy of Von Richtofen, I'll keep it original. It is at the middle of a very large pile, so I'll observe your building process, which is coming along very well, by the way and maybe next year I'll try to build up to your standards!
  18. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    next instruments and bulletproof window......

    Hi friends,

    just look at the next instruments.........

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    and assembled.......

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    you can realy feel how tight the cockpit is...........

    best FLU
  19. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    Amazing detail, very well put together!
  20. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    and covered.........

    Hi friends,

    the fuselage is covered.......everything fits so nice,,,,,just fun.

    For all who want to build the model too, the cardboard is a bit stiff, it has to be moisturized a bit before forming......than everything fits easy !!

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    a bit crazy is to make the holes in the seat carrier........nobody will see that after completion............
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    best regards FLU