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Librarian's Komet Alternative
« on: April 03, 2015, 06:53:47 am »
I suppose the backstory here is to produce an aircraft as a back-up to the Komet, a fast climbing interceptor. Started quite early this morning as insomnia's got it's grip on me:



...and YES, they fit:



Twin V-1 Argus engine emplacement. I cut a blank out of plasticard to fill the supercharger panel and sanded that smooth. Love acrylics as they dry so fast. Cockpit prepared:



....and slapped on the putty. Finding, cutting, sanding and fitting the lower blanking plate led to a lot of blank blank blank expletives. I'll do some sanding later when it's all dry:


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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 10:21:45 am »
Enough for today. Sanded and primed....might fiddle with u/c etc if sleep eludes me:


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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 10:54:06 am »
The mind BOGGLES!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 11:05:25 am »
Whoooooshhhh...  ;D

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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 11:40:04 am »
The mind BOGGLES!  :o

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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 12:21:51 pm »
I've always avoided Luft46 subjects so I'm a bit nervous about this....out of my comfort zone. There's an emblem that translates "Like a Flea but WOW" I'd like to do one with Elephant instead ;D. I'm exhausted....

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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 03:26:52 pm »
That'd be 'Wie ein Floh, aber OHOH!' the motto of 2/JG400, the Me 163 unit.

If it was like an elephant it'd be ''Wie ein Elefant, aber OHOH!'  ;D

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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2015, 12:13:33 pm »
Achieved very little today. Cut, shaped and fitted rear control surfaces and then had some fun making air intakes with drop-tank halves, plasticard and mesh...want them to look V-1y:





Not happy with the mesh, might revisit it later.

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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2015, 02:51:31 pm »
Chufffin' nora. :blink:  Barmy! :thumbsup: :drink: :party:
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2015, 02:14:17 pm »
She's in the paintshop, putting me through several levels of hell with masking etc. Post a pic tomorrow. In the meantime had some fun putting together a kind of RATO parachute pack for the underside:






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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 05:04:30 pm »
Cool project!  :thumbsup:

What's that twin rail launcher?  :unsure:
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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2015, 06:44:11 pm »
I couldn't swear to it but I think it was part of a Maverick launcher from an A-10 kit, Monogram.

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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2015, 07:30:54 pm »
The cut-out in the middle was what threw me off. Looking at some sprue pics online, I think you're right, those are indeed the upper rails of a triple Maverick launcher.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2015, 04:00:15 am »
Now here's a neat one ! Love what you've done so far, and the xtra bits are really coming along as well. Beauty !

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Re: Librarian's Komet Alternative
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2015, 11:14:42 am »
My mind is boggled! :cheers: