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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:57 am

    Second time round is always better, I always say!

    Very neat and excellent craftsmanship!

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:17 am

    Thanks for your encouragement. What the hell would i do without you?!! Glad you like the work, since the research has already been done it is quicker now.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  slingshot392 on Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:52 am

    Looks like a nice recovery so far, hopefully it won't take anywhere close to
    a month to replicate what you did.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:52 pm

    Some more progress








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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:19 pm

    Excellent, Brian!

    You know, it looks better, neater and finer....... maybe the dog wanted you to redo it! 

    Great work!

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Ray on Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:53 am

    Everything happens for a REASON  bounce 

    Greater work than before Bri  cheers 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:08 am

    Yes it is much neater but i am always afraid of the time factor seeing that i have to finish this to a deadline.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:03 pm

    Beautiful work Brian as always...... cheers 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:22 pm

    Some more pics. The left hand side of the cockpit is ready and i started the other side. You can see the fuse box and wiring. All the cockpit is scratchbuilt except for the floor and sides and the trim wheel which i used from the kit.








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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:09 pm

    Tal genn, Brian!

    You should throw 1 Euro in the cockpit. Those buttons are extra tiny and in one straight line!

    I'm assuming that with the canopy open, a lot of this detail will be visible.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:58 am

    Thanks Noel, yes it should all be visible, the canopy will be opened, it opens to one side and the pit is quite wide so there should be a good view.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:16 pm

    All the cockpit detail is ready. I will now work on the instrument panel and then the entire pit is done. i replaced some of the detail i had done because i got some new pics and finished off the rest, basically more plumbing and wiring, the joystick and the rudder pedal installation in place.














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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:31 pm

    Wow, Brian! Tal genn man!

    Very bust cockpit and very detailed too! 

    I really like that flexible tube.  And what is that red wire with a black tip for?

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:35 am

    Thanks for the comment Noel. That red wire was a flexible cable with a connector at the end to be connected to the pilot's headgear for radio communication. when painted it will be coiled and laid down on the side console. Yes, i never thought there was so much detail in that cockpit, somehow, when you look at pics it looks pretty bare.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:07 am

    awesome work siehbi...simply awesome
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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:08 am

    Lanqas jibda hdejn id-dettal zghir li taghmel int fil-vapuri nann!!!

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:35 pm

    Friggin Out of Bounds Brian  cheers 

    Noel asked you what is that coiled tubing before you applied it in that busy pit & you never answered it  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad 

    Can I ask you the same question please as it really looks COOL n REAL  Suspect 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:10 pm

    Ray wrote:Friggin Out of Bounds Brian  cheers 

    Noel asked you what is that coiled tubing before you applied it in that busy pit & you never answered it  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad 

    Can I ask you the same question please as it really looks COOL n REAL  Suspect   
     Ray, ..... Ray...... hanini........ qalb ta qalbi...... imma le ta!  Gahndek sball!  Rolling Eyes 

    I think you made a do-do.

    I asked Brian about the red wire with a black tip and he kindly answered me in full!

    As for the coiled wire... I just said I like it!

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:37 pm

    Hi guys ara ma tiggieldux ta'!! The coiled thick pipe is the oxygen feed to the pilot's mask. It has a black connector at the end and will also be left lying on the side which happens to be one of the fuel tanks. Oddly enough in this strange but beautiful machine, the pilot sat slap bang between two fuel tanks. The fuel was so corrosive to organic material that it immediately dissolved skin if it came into contact with it and one small drop of one of the fuels on the other caused an instant explosion. Many of these planes just blew up when standing on the ground all fuelled up for the next mission. The pilot was actually flying a bomb. What guts!!

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:49 pm

    Brian ghaliex ha taqlali fwiedi iwa jahasra ghaliex imma please  lol!  lol!  lol! 

    Dak il-pipe qisu tad-doxxa (tax-shower) l-antika X'KIEN QABEL M'GHAMILTU/WAHHALTU HEMM PLEASE???????

    Dak BISS nixtieq inkun naf Bri jahasra  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad 



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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:37 am

    Sorry man, kemm jien tuba, ma fhimt xejn!! that is one of the things i bought from a haberdashery. It is a piping or lining of some sort used in clothing. I bought a coil of it. It is amazing what a lot of interesting and useful things you can find in a good haberdashery. At least it kills the boredom till the wife does her shopping. Nispera li dak li ridt Ray, jekk le tista tibda ssejjahli c-cuc tas-sena.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:40 am

    bcauchi wrote:Sorry man, kemm jien tuba, ma fhimt xejn!!  that is one of the things i bought from a haberdashery. It is a piping or lining of some sort used in clothing. I bought a coil of it.  It is amazing what a lot of interesting and useful things you can find in a good haberdashery.  At least it kills the boredom till the wife does her shopping.  Nispera li dak li ridt Ray, jekk le tista tibda ssejjahli c-cuc tas-sena.

    That's it bro you NAILED it this time  lol! 

    Yes sometimes the things you find adequate for scale modelling in these shops is amazing, that's why we all look at things in relation to our hobby  cheers 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:41 pm

    Awesome work Brian.......I love it....... cheers 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:52 pm

    Thanks Marco. It passed the test then.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Wayne on Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:45 pm

    Awesome work Brian... blows away any aftermarket resin/photoetch.  Nothing beats a well executed scratch job and you're the master!


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