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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:23 pm

    Too kind Wayne, its not that good but i'm satisfied with it. Trouble is that the aftermarket is not so accurate and i don;t feel like spending money just to have to alter and detail even that.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:30 pm

    The final part of the cockpit is now ready, the instrument panel. I used the kit panel, sanded off all the detail and cut out the blind flying panel. This is now made from aluminium sheeting. The other detail was all replaced since it was crude and inaccurate.




    Also started some work on the seat. This is the me109F seat from quickboost and the resemblance to the 163 seat is remarkable as can be seen from the drawing. I started grinding off the cast seat belts. For one i don;t like them and have the beautiful Radu Brinzan belts to use and secondly i had to remove them because the 163 seat had an oval hole in the back of the seat. So that is a work in progress.





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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:34 pm

    Bri I'm speechless as I thought I was looking at the "painted" instrument panel like a before & after pic  Shocked Shocked Shocked 

    However I'm sure you'll be just as close of the real thing like always  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:34 pm

    Wow, Brian!

    Nice instrument panel!  Can't wait to see it painted!

    Pity you have to remove the resin seat belts! However, I'm sure added ones will look more realistic.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:51 pm

    Here is a short update. Did a lot of work which hardly shows. I stressed the skin on the metal fuselages. Although this small plane had very few panel lines, the fact that it is so tiny and so curved made the going difficult. Also upened up the panels where the detail is to show.




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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:42 pm

    Looking [strike]very very good Bri  I love you 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:10 pm

    More amazing work in progress ........ cheers 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  smallia on Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:20 pm

    Brian, you took my frickin breath away man. You really take this to another level. I'm humbled bro

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:02 pm

    Thanks guys for all the appreciative comments. They urge me on to tear apart more plastic.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:45 pm

    I was looking forward to some pics!

    Brian we can kiss the rain good bye now and try to pray for strong wind and overcast! I know it's not the same but soon we'll have just sun and more sun and sweat and paint drying up faster the you can paint, sanded plastic particles sticking to your skin etc.....

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:55 pm

    Here is the complete ammo bay. Made from sheet aluminium and plastic card. The shells are being produced from brass nails. Doing these really tries out your patience!








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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:07 am

    Tal genn, Brian!  Although I can't tell which part of the plane it is ... maybe next time a wider photo..  Rolling Eyes 

    The nails....... they are a good idea! how did you come up with the idea!?

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:30 pm

    it was Ray's idea when i was doing the Me110, these are left over. Bought them from model shop, they are used for ship models.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:31 pm

    Sorry Noel, the ammo bay was the first opening on the spine of the plane just behind the cockpit.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:38 pm

    profesional detail....... cheers 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:13 pm

    Some more detail added today. This is the rear open panel. There is a fuel tank the linkage to the rudder control and some electrical connections. Almost done. i gave up on the ammo for today, just wanted to see more progress made.













    Everything is scratchbuilt, resin wire, plastic and aluminium.


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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:51 pm

    Can't wait for it ALL to be COLOURED  cheers cheers cheers 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:26 am

    Stunning work Brian as always
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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Jerzy Ciupek on Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:50 pm

    very nice work

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:41 pm

    Your work puts a smile on my face every time!  Very Happy 

    Brilliant!

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:57 pm

    Thanks guys. Glad it makes you feel good Noel.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:38 pm

    What could you expect , from master detail...... cheers 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  slingshot392 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:42 pm

    Just awesome!

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Ray on Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:22 am

    AWESOME, HEAVENLY WEATHER Brian  cheers  cheers  cheers  

    ENJOY  I love you I love you I love you 

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:24 pm

    Some more progress pics. The first pic shows the underside of the plane minus its skid, a lot of detail to be put in here. That is why i have to close up the fuselage at this point. The rest are painting the pit and instrument panel. The cockpit was not easy to paint since it is quite enclosed and reaching in there to paint the details was not easy. Not as neat as i would have liked it to be but that is the best i can do. the instrument panel and pit now need a coating of matt varnish and then they can be glued in place and the fuselage halves glued together.


















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