Me163 book advisable?

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  1. Augsburg Eagle

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    I bought the new Me163B kit by Meng in 1/32 and still looking for reference material. Does anyone have this book? Is it advisable for detail information?
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    if it's the classic book then it should have some great info and pics.
     
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    Yes it is.
    Thanks. So I will buy it for the building of the model.
     
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    Have you decided yet or do you still want input? I have this book and volume 1...at least I think I do.
     
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    ..wish I did. Vol 1 always goes for mega-bucks when it occasionally crops up on ebay. Vol II (above) has been reprinted. Author Ransom covered JG 400 in the Osprey Elite series, an excellent 'cheap' alternative
     
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    YOU don't have volume one? I always just figured the publishers just sent you copies of all their new books! I'm jealous of like half the books YOU own! Love your blog/website also amigo! And what you do with the eBay photos is a priceless service sir. All the best, Jim
     
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    Both of the books are the best I have seen on the Me 163. I could not recommend them both enough.
     
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    I second that! :thumbright:
     
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    thanks very much, nice of you ( and you Jim) to say so.
     
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    I also second that, and second Wayne's second ... if that's anywhere near grammatically correct! Keep ujp the good work Neil.
     
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    #11 vikingBerserker, Jul 14, 2014
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    Yea what Terry said, "Keep ujp" the great job! :lol:

    Honestly how I got my Volume 1 was I setup a notify on www.gettextbooks.com for one when listed $100 or below. I was notified of one for $68 bought it and turned out to be both Volumes 1 2.
     
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    You lucky dog!!!! Now source me a copy of Me 262 Vol. 4! :lol:
     
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    Yeah, FalkEins is brilliant - always good stuff!

    And on topic, I need to find some good Me 163 stuff soon too - I have a Me 163B and Me 163S that keep winking at me from the Stash... Maybe after the A-12 is done :)


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    thanks again gents ! still going strong over two years later, but just now and again I think I'd like to do something else..
     
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    I suspect there'd be no end of people you could hand it over to for 6 months, if you needed a break!

    Hahaha, I'd volunteer, but all you'd get would be He 219, Ta 152 and Fw 190D stuff!


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    I know it's too late in the game, but I would recommend this book as modelling reference:

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    Could be good, but every 'detail' book I've seen by him has loads of errors and guesswork !!!
     
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    @Airframes - totally agree mate. The He 219 book "re-introduced" to a new generation, many fallacies that had been remedied over the last 15-20 years.

    It was partially redeemed by the images of the NASM a/c (290202 or 290060, depending on your perspective) during restoration, but that's about it.

    Franks would be my choice only after exhausting other options and ONLY then for the imagery - the text would be ignored.

    I wish Japo would do a Me 163B book - that would be awesome.
     
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    Oh boy! And here I was giving it two thumbs up! It seemed very concise.
     
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