1/72 HobbyBoss Me 163B-1a Komet

Gallery Article by Thomas Brückelt on Aug 4 2021



Here is my british captured Me 163 made from the HobbyBoss kit in 1/72. 

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The kit is easy to assemble (as it stands on the box). The parts are fitting well and are lovely detailed on the outside. The canopy looks also very good and is very clear. I improved the cockpit by replacing the seat (the original one is much too small), making a new stick, adding a gun sight and the armoured glass in the front. Because I installed a new seat, I had to make a new bottom for the cockpit and made also the side panels. I made the rods holding the skid out of stretched sprue, there are just two triangle shaped blocks in the kit. 

I found pictures of the real VF241 and noted that the paint scheme shown in the instructions is not really correct. So I took the old photographies as a reference. 

I painted the model with brush and enamels from Humbrol, Mr. Hobby and Revell. 

There are less stencils on the sheet than shown in the instructions, but this does not matter so much as on the real one the markings aren´t very dominant. 

The little rocket interceptor was sealed with clear, flat varnish. 

Greetings from Germany 


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