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Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:19 pm
by Crazy Kraut
If anybody is interested in a 1.18 scaled Bachem NATTER (rocket interceptor) with launch pole please visit the Bachem Natter Thread at the custom & mods section of the forum.
We need 4 more orders for starting the production line.

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:20 pm
by Crazy Kraut

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:20 pm
by normandy
I'm in !!

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:38 pm
by Crazy Kraut
Normandy
tried to get in contact with you because of your order of one 1.18 scaled Natter-kit. Unfortunatelly I´ve got no response from you. Your kit is done and I want to send out during the following week. please get in contact with me. Via PM over the forum or direct under : svenschuessler@web.de

Let´s get this done
Thanks

Sven

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:08 am
by normandy
Sven PM sent.

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:32 am
by normandy
Awaiting the arrival of the 1:18 Natter kit coming from Germany.

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Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:11 pm
by tmanthegreat
Me too :D

Did you get the parts to make the launch tower as well, Normandy? I did.

Between the Natter, my TA-183 Huckebein and ME-163 Komet (that I still need to build) from Pizza Guy; my HO-229 fro Picklehaube; as well as my Pegasus V1 Buzz Bomb, I’ll have a sizable Luftwaffe 1946 type collection in 1/18 8)

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:21 am
by normandy
No I didn't order the launch tower Tman. Sounds like we have the
same Luft "46" collection, don't forget Grunts Henschel HS-293 Flying Bomb / Cruise Missile.

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:26 am
by Mikoyan_2129
So, what's the status of the order, is the group order still open or is it finished already? Thanks!

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:27 am
by tmanthegreat
I ordered the Natter and launch tower kits from Crazy Kraut near the end of July and received it all last Friday 8)
It’s a fantastic kit!

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The kit will take a little work to get it put together with the trimming and sanding, but the use of the 3D printed materials really saves a lot of work over resin casting. Now to decide how to paint the model... I’ve got a couple schemes in mind:

Green streaks camouflage like on my Thomas Gunn Miniatures model:
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This grey/black scheme looks neat as well:
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Overall, the markings on the Natter are very simple - mostly the national insignias, maybe an ID number, and a minimum of stenciling. I read somewhere that swastikas were not normally included on the Natter as it was a disposable aircraft... The swastikas shown in historical photos of captured examples were often painted after the fact by the Allies.

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:13 pm
by Crazy Kraut
Good to hear it is arrived. Please keep us updated with your building process.
Thanks and best regards from Germany

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:51 am
by Mikoyan_2129
Thanks for the pics, it looks awesome! I sadly have to pass for this batch out of financial reasons (real life is expensive), but it's a kit I'll always enjoy seeing.

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:17 am
by normandy
Hey Tman here's a good reference pic...

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...the launch tower.

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:09 pm
by tmanthegreat
Thanks Normandy! That sloppy squiggling line type camouflage is something I’m strongly considering for my Natter when I eventually get to building it... I’d probably add crosses on the wings (as opposed to numbers) to make it look more like a production example though.

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:28 pm
by Axis Nightmare
:shock:
As far as someone getting into that thing to fly it: Like the famous quote from the Blue Max ....

"We must assume then he was either very brave or very foolish"

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:43 pm
by tmanthegreat
Axis Nightmare wrote::shock:
As far as someone getting into that thing to fly it: Like the famous quote from the Blue Max ....

"We must assume then he was either very brave or very foolish"
Very true... And one of the only powered flights of the Natter killed the pilot, Lothar Sieber. However, it is believed to have been a mechanics error in not properly latching the canopy that led to that incident. In unpowered glide tests, pilots reported the Natter had excellent handling. Sieber holds the title of being one of the first humans to be launched vertically in a rocket-powered craft and to have possibly broken the sound barrier :wink:

Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:18 am
by normandy
I'd go with foolish...

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Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:19 pm
by cnq
my smaller version (1/48) of the Natter :mrgreen:


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Re: Bachem Natter in 1.18--who is interested

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:12 am
by normandy
That is just Amazing CNQ!! I like the camo scheme you have chosen. :salute:
I may get some time in on my kit today...