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

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  1. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    I'm wit you Carl, I needs a vacation from vacation! My wife n kids stay at the shore all summer! HE HE HEH HEH HEH! While I get to stay home and work! Well anyways I do get some building time in then. Anyways Flu, excellant work, enjoy your holiday, Take lots of pictures, and then back at it!
  2. Bengt F

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    Schönes Urlaub, Flu!

    Your Me-163 'Comet' is beginning to look very nice now - just leave her in the hanger and give her a rest.
    The end of the great war with the 'Verdamte Engländer' and 'Amis' will still be there when you get back . . .

    Happy holidays - you deserve it!

    All the best,
    Bengt :D
  3. Gil

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    Flu,

    Enjoy your time off!

    -Gil
  4. fluthecrank

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    I´m back

    Hi friends,

    very intersting times are behind me. I spent two weeks in the the city of the airships, Friedrichshafen (lake constance).

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    If I made some pics of the internal structure, very impressive.........

    best FLU
  5. fluthecrank

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    I´m back

    Hi friends,

    very intersting times are behind me. I spent two weeks in the the city of the airships, Friedrichshafen (lake constance).

    [​IMG]

    If I made some pics of the internal structure, very impressive.........

    best FLU
  6. smyfe

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    Welcome back Flu, I took my son and her indoors on a day trip today to the RAF Museum at Cosford here in the Uk, I fell for the TSR 2 but my wife and son fell for the Me 163 on display. I showed them this thread when we got back and now they are as eager as I am to see your model. The wife said I should build one until she saw your build, and even she says I need a lot more practice to get any where near your standards.:) Keep up the great work.
    Mick
  7. smyfe

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    Welcome back Flu, I took my son and her indoors on a day trip today to the RAF Museum at Cosford here in the Uk, I fell for the TSR 2 but my wife and son fell for the Me 163 on display. I showed them this thread when we got back and now they are as eager as I am to see your model. The wife said I should build one until she saw your build, and even she says I need a lot more practice to get any where near your standards.:) Keep up the great work.
    Mick
  8. Bengt F

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    Zeppelin NT Airship over Lake Constance/Bodensee

    Welcome back, Flu,

    I hope you had a wonderful vacation. Thanks for the beautiful picture of the Zeppelin NT rigid airship. I have been following the development of these new airships in Friedrichshafen ever since they were first built. I dream of travelling down to the south of Germany and book myself a Bodensee round-trip flight in one of the new three 'silver cigars'. I would also very much like to visit the Zeppelin airship museum and see the replica of the 'Hindenburg' passenger restaurant and cabins. Did you get a chance to go and see the exhibition?

    If you like airships, too, have you seen this airship modelers forum, where most of the models are made out of paper?: http://www.airshipmodeler.com/
    (Gil, 46rob and I are among the members of this very interesting forum, by the way)

    More airship pictures, please!
    Best,
    Bengt :D
  9. Bengt F

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    Zeppelin NT Airship over Lake Constance/Bodensee

    Welcome back, Flu,

    I hope you had a wonderful vacation. Thanks for the beautiful picture of the Zeppelin NT rigid airship. I have been following the development of these new airships in Friedrichshafen ever since they were first built. I dream of travelling down to the south of Germany and book myself a Bodensee round-trip flight in one of the new three 'silver cigars'. I would also very much like to visit the Zeppelin airship museum and see the replica of the 'Hindenburg' passenger restaurant and cabins. Did you get a chance to go and see the exhibition?

    If you like airships, too, have you seen this airship modelers forum, where most of the models are made out of paper?: http://www.airshipmodeler.com/
    (Gil, 46rob and I are among the members of this very interesting forum, by the way)

    More airship pictures, please!
    Best,
    Bengt :D
  10. eatcrow2

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    Thanks Bengt.. Looks like a great forum. Just signed up.
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    Thanks Bengt.. Looks like a great forum. Just signed up.
  12. fluthecrank

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    the changeover from fuselage to wing section.......

    Hi Bengt,

    thank´s for this interesting link. Of couse I visited the Zeppelin Museum !! Very interesting, if you want I can show some pics..........

    The NT airships were in the air over the whole day, but, it´s not a cheap amusement. For a 1/2 hour trip you have to pay 200 Euros, a Sea Round of 2 hours cost 795 Euros (each person) !
    That was too expensive for me.......(me, my wife and two of my daughters.....800 Euros for 30 minutes pleasure........).

    By the way, I bought LZ 10 "Schwaben" as a card modelkit, so I started my second project during my holidays.....

    But, back to the Me 163.....................

    This afternoon I built the changeover from fuselage to wing section !

    the prepared parts:
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    edge coloring:
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    the shaped parts:
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    I tried something new, glueing the parts before assembling
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    and, what should I say, it works !!
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    bye my friends, and have a nice weekend !!

    FLU
  13. fluthecrank

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    the changeover from fuselage to wing section.......

    Hi Bengt,

    thank´s for this interesting link. Of couse I visited the Zeppelin Museum !! Very interesting, if you want I can show some pics..........

    The NT airships were in the air over the whole day, but, it´s not a cheap amusement. For a 1/2 hour trip you have to pay 200 Euros, a Sea Round of 2 hours cost 795 Euros (each person) !
    That was too expensive for me.......(me, my wife and two of my daughters.....800 Euros for 30 minutes pleasure........).

    By the way, I bought LZ 10 "Schwaben" as a card modelkit, so I started my second project during my holidays.....

    But, back to the Me 163.....................

    This afternoon I built the changeover from fuselage to wing section !

    the prepared parts:
    [​IMG]

    edge coloring:
    [​IMG]

    the shaped parts:
    [​IMG]
    I tried something new, glueing the parts before assembling
    [​IMG]

    and, what should I say, it works !!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    bye my friends, and have a nice weekend !!

    FLU
  14. fluthecrank

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    gathering dust ??

    Hi GB,

    yes, I read the kits, but in case of bad weather I always take my modeling equipment with me, :oops: so I´m always able to start a build and so I did with the Schwaben. But at first I want to complete the Me 163.......don´t worry, I will report about the build of the airship in our forum !

    best FLU
  15. fluthecrank

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    gathering dust ??

    Hi GB,

    yes, I read the kits, but in case of bad weather I always take my modeling equipment with me, :oops: so I´m always able to start a build and so I did with the Schwaben. But at first I want to complete the Me 163.......don´t worry, I will report about the build of the airship in our forum !

    best FLU
  16. cardmodeler

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    Excellent model build! I have always been fascinated by these aircraft. I read an interesting book called Rocket Fighters, written by one of the pilots of these little beasts. Based on what I read, it certainly took guts to fly one. I am enjoying your work on this model very much.
  17. cardmodeler

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    Excellent model build! I have always been fascinated by these aircraft. I read an interesting book called Rocket Fighters, written by one of the pilots of these little beasts. Based on what I read, it certainly took guts to fly one. I am enjoying your work on this model very much.
  18. Bengt F

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    Glueing Parts Before Assembly

    Hi flu,

    What an excellent idea to glue the thin parts together and atatch them as one piece to the model! That must make them a lot easier to align as well.

    Thanks for the info on the Zeppelin NT airship flights - I´d better start saving some money for a round trip ticket over Lake Constance . . .

    Thanks for an interesting thread with a beautiful build (as usual)!
    Bengt :D
  19. Bengt F

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    Glueing Parts Before Assembly

    Hi flu,

    What an excellent idea to glue the thin parts together and atatch them as one piece to the model! That must make them a lot easier to align as well.

    Thanks for the info on the Zeppelin NT airship flights - I´d better start saving some money for a round trip ticket over Lake Constance . . .

    Thanks for an interesting thread with a beautiful build (as usual)!
    Bengt :D
  20. rmks2000

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    Your build is excellent. I am awed by how well you have aligned the parts.