1/72 Vami Models Lippisch P.01-116 (1939)

Gallery Article by Thomas Brückelt on Oct 26 2016



Lippisch P.01-116 (1939)  Ugly but seldom
The model made from the simple Vami resin kit shows the first design of the Lippisch P.01-116 which looks completely different to the second one from 1941 (
http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13901-14000/gal13995-Lippisch-Bruckett/00.shtm). It was planned to use a jet engine, but the exact type of engine was not clear.

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I had to sandpaper the inner side of the model, because the surface there was very rough. It can be seen through the intake so the surface should look smooth.
The fuselage is made out of a lower half and two upper parts. I had to extend the lower sides of the upper parts with plastic sheet (1 mm), otherwise the cross section would not be circular. I added a pilot figure to the cockpit and some more details. On the outside I added the antenna and the pitot tube.

The model is shown on a simple, selfmade display in flight.

The exotic jet plane was painted with a brush, in a simple test-plane-scheme. I attached decals (not included) and sprayed silk, clear varnish over it.

The P.01-116 from 1939 is not really a beauty, but has a very special shape and completes in this way my Lippisch-fighter-projects collection.

Greetings from Germany

Thomas Brückelt

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Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt