Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Share

    Wayne
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts : 1065
    Join date : 2011-01-11
    Age : 37
    Location : Smack in the middle of the Med

    Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:04 pm

    As most of you know, I've been working on a 1/32 Me163B in parallel with my Fw190 project. The kit is the old Hasegawa offering straight from the 70's (the thing's older than me). Despite it's age the fit is pretty good and the surface detail is not too shabby, albeit raised. the first task was to scribe out the panel lines and drill out the one million rivets.

    Next I started working on the cockpit which desperately lacks detail. The little that's given is also inaccurate! Eduard's excellent photo-etch detail set came to the rescue and here are some pics of the work in progress:

    Cockpit tub, ready for the seat:




    Left cockpit wall. This will get further detailing once I get hold of some evergreen




    This picture shows a pipe that goes on the right hand side of the cockpit. The kit part doesn't look very natural so I made another one from scratch. The wire will provide the flexibility required for more realistic positioning.


    The ends of the kit's hose were chopped off and added to the scratch built one


    Right side of the cockpit where the hose will eventually be placed.


    There's still lots of work to be done on the pit including instrument panels, foot pedals, control stick etc etc. However some more research is called for as there were various versions of the above, depending on time period.

    Thanks for taking a peek and comments are welcome as always.



    _________________

    Bench: Bv 141 B, Ju 87 G-2, Macchi C.205, Arado Ar.234
    Stash: Ju87D-3, Bf 109 E-3, Bf109 F-4/trop, Bf 109 G-10, He219....

    www.ScaleModelBench.com

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:27 pm

    Cool Wayne... I like the work you have done yet ...keep on the right track cheers

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:48 pm

    Wayne I'm trying to find you some detail, about the back detail of the cockpit...look at this, it gives you an idea whats inside..



    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:50 pm

    And some good ref photos eswell...




    Wayne
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts : 1065
    Join date : 2011-01-11
    Age : 37
    Location : Smack in the middle of the Med

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:02 pm

    The photos I have but not the drawing... brilliant skyhigh thanks.


    _________________

    Bench: Bv 141 B, Ju 87 G-2, Macchi C.205, Arado Ar.234
    Stash: Ju87D-3, Bf 109 E-3, Bf109 F-4/trop, Bf 109 G-10, He219....

    www.ScaleModelBench.com

    Wayne
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts : 1065
    Join date : 2011-01-11
    Age : 37
    Location : Smack in the middle of the Med

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:19 pm

    Just found this site... some good photos although sometimes it's hard to figure out what you're looking at scratch

    http://www.aircraftwalkarounds.be/Images/Messerschmitt163BKometPart1/index.html

    http://www.aircraftwalkarounds.be/Images/Messerschmitt163BKometPart2/index.html

    http://www.aircraftwalkarounds.be/Images/Messerschmitt163BKometPart3/index.html


    _________________

    Bench: Bv 141 B, Ju 87 G-2, Macchi C.205, Arado Ar.234
    Stash: Ju87D-3, Bf 109 E-3, Bf109 F-4/trop, Bf 109 G-10, He219....

    www.ScaleModelBench.com

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:21 pm

    Take a look at this wayne... http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/me163.htm

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:23 pm

    It seems that you have found what you were looking for .. cheers


    Wayne
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts : 1065
    Join date : 2011-01-11
    Age : 37
    Location : Smack in the middle of the Med

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:28 pm

    skyhigh wrote:It seems that you have found what you were looking for .. cheers


    Yes, but now I have another question. The eduard detail set suggests that there was some sort of 'port-hole' at the top of the fuselage just behind the canopy. Haven't been able to find a suitable photo though


    _________________

    Bench: Bv 141 B, Ju 87 G-2, Macchi C.205, Arado Ar.234
    Stash: Ju87D-3, Bf 109 E-3, Bf109 F-4/trop, Bf 109 G-10, He219....

    www.ScaleModelBench.com

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:32 pm

    I see what I can found...

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:54 pm

    Wayne check AJPress No 35 pub...


    J.Fenech
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 2103
    Join date : 2009-08-01
    Age : 42
    Location : MALTA - South

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:44 pm

    Nice work doing you are !

    in nannu pec
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 2019
    Join date : 2009-07-23
    Age : 68
    Location : Qawra Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:30 am

    J.Fenech wrote:Nice work doing you are !

    as well me like...Smile
    seriously Wayne prosit greta detail

    in nannu

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:20 am

    Good morning to all ....

    Wayne here is another detail drawing....


    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:26 am

    And if you want to detail the seat....




    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:27 am

    And may you find this helpfull ...


    Wayne
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts : 1065
    Join date : 2011-01-11
    Age : 37
    Location : Smack in the middle of the Med

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  Wayne on Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:53 am

    All hail to the undisputed king of research.

    Thanks mate.

    Seems like no two cockpits for this bird are the same. Different instruments, different colours and different equipment. I'll just pick one of them and hope it's the right one for the scheme. Something to discuss next Wed I guess Very Happy


    _________________

    Bench: Bv 141 B, Ju 87 G-2, Macchi C.205, Arado Ar.234
    Stash: Ju87D-3, Bf 109 E-3, Bf109 F-4/trop, Bf 109 G-10, He219....

    www.ScaleModelBench.com

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:04 am

    Yes Wayne I agree with you, these last days war birds are a headache ..

    At least if you don't want to go deep and track the serial or wreck no ..and check were it was built ..place.. factory ..then if your lucky yes you can find which cockpit was used ....... cheers

    Paul Salomone
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts : 655
    Join date : 2011-07-08
    Age : 51
    Location : MANIKATA MALTA

    Messerschmitt Me 163B Komet 1/32

    Post  Paul Salomone on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:05 pm

    Nice choice Wayne, Very Happy

    Not many modellers choose this particular aircraft, especially in 1/32nd scale.

    Just cannot wait to see some progress pics.


    Ray
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 6102
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 53
    Location : Zurrieq MALTA

    Re: Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 1/32

    Post  Ray on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:38 am

    Good one Wayne, post some in progress pics ASAP Shocked

      Current date/time is Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:05 am