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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by grunt1 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:43 am

Wow.. this is amazing work!

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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by tmanthegreat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:22 am

I received my kit from Nathan last week as well and will echo Normandy’s positive comments :D Everything was organized beautifully in the individual numbered and labeled bags and the step-by-step instructions are perfect. The build will be challenging to an extent, but Nathan has made an amazing kit and I’m looking forward to starting it!
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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by pizzaguy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:36 pm

Thank you for the kind comments.
I wanted to check and see if there was anymore interest in kits before I moved on to my next project.

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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by A-10LOADER » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:28 am

pizzaguy wrote:Thank you for the kind comments.
I wanted to check and see if there was anymore interest in kits before I moved on to my next project.
Would that happen to be an A-4 by chance !!??

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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by normandy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:31 am

Well after almost a year and a half and a pandemic, I've gotten to start this amazing kit.
Mine is kit 005 and Tuesday I started it...

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...The detail and design of this kit surpasses any custom kit I've ever built and to have one
in 1:18 scale will be an honor to add to my collection.

Well Done Nathan!

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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by grunt1 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:32 am

It looks beautiful. Panel lines, metal parts, working mechanicals.. He did a fantastic job and you've got quite a German rocketry shop there. :-)
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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:47 am

Great work so far on your ME-163 Normandy... And I see your Bachem Natter in there too 8)

I’ve still got to get to my ME-163... Either that or my Bachem Natter are the next kits on my list after I get done with Aracula’s Jagdpanzer IV. Thankfully I’ve not been furloughed and am still going into my county government job, so I’ve not had as much free time to get stuff done as others have :wink:
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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by normandy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:40 pm

It's moving along nicely. I've been working on the wings today just
trying a test fit.

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more pics later if photobucket wants to work....

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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by pizzaguy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:22 pm

Looking great. How are the instructions? I tried to clearly document the processes in my head. Which is difficult on a good day. I've had a couple requests for kits. Once I have the A4 to the stage where I need to order laminating resin for fiberglass molds, I'll have what I need to make a couple more kits.

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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:39 pm

Normandy, I’ve got a really random question for you: What type of cutting tool did you use to cut out the cockpit area on the ME-163? I’ve got a Dremel, but most of the saw pieces I’ve got for it are too big for that space... Just curious!
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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by YT » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:14 pm

Looking great! Can't wait to see your build.
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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by normandy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:56 am

Nathan the directions were great along with your build pictures.

Grunt "quite a German rocketry shop there." Yeah thought I'd do some
Luft projects this week.

Here are two more...

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I did have a problem, the brass square tube should be # 8154 K&S 7/32" x .014 or 5.6mm.
the one in the kit was # 8155 1/4" x .014 or 6.35mm.
The square tube helps support and align the wings with the fuselage so
I've cut a piece of wood to the needed size, works fine.

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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:38 am

Hey Normandy

I see you have your PURELL handy !
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Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Post by normandy » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:29 am

While I'm still working on models as of Friday we
were told to report to work every other day, so
going out and coming back from work its by the door.

Hope your staying safe Pickel being in an up and coming
"hot spot".

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