Academy 1:72 scale ME-163

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  1. Bustedwing

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    I built a Frog Me 163 qbout 35 years ago and it was dreadfull, I think it only had about 6 parts. This kit is great and has the added bonus of a ground handling machine. Bonus's are always good but after doing a bit of research on the Schlepper it turns outthe kit version is very inaccurate and quite cartoonish looking so that will be the first order of business. I used dental picks to carve the track on the right so it looks more open as a start.
     
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    Hello Graham, certainly there will be difference with the old kit :thumbright::thumbleft:, and with little advance you show in the track, I'll be watching your progress.

    Saludos :thumbup:
     
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    Well the Scheuch Schlepper is all done and ready to paint, added a lot of extra detail to it. Fascinating little rig. It's always nice when you get a little "bonus" kit within a kit ! Probably wind up spending more time on this than the Komet !!

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    Looking good so far!
     
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    Same here. :thumbright:
     
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    #7 Bustedwing, Jun 26, 2015
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    Well the Scheuch Schlepper is all done ( why I love that name I don't know ). I,ve only just started on the Komet so I posed it with a 109, lets say the landing gear collapsed. If the War dept. does'nt have me too busy over the next few weeks I should get a wrap on the 163
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    #10 Bustedwing, Oct 6, 2015
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    Well now that summer is over it's back into the man cave and little to do outside. Got the Me 163 done up as well as a few other kits on the go. Here are some pics of the end roll out.

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    This was a fun kit to do, the last Me 163 I did was about 35 years ago and I thought it was a Frog kit but turns out it was a Linberg kit. It was pretty miserable. I think about only a dozen parts if that and pretty cheezy !
     
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    Well done!




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    Very nice. Thoes small academy kits are little gems
     
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    Lovely work!
     
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    That's a little beaut !
     
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    #17 nuuumannn, Oct 8, 2015
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    Lovely work. I hate to be a stick-in-the-mud, but the wing L/E slots on the Komet are constructed integrally with the wings and can't move. They are slots as opposed to slats, which, of course were common on Messerschmitt fighters. Sorry man.

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    It was very well set. I really like the paint job on both. =D>

    Felicidades Graham y saludos cordiales :thumbup:

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    No biggie, how it was OTB and just when I was getting good at sleeping at night !
     
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