A certain time ago I made a sketch of an interceptor which could have been a
design of the Horten-brothers. So I called it Horten X - 1946. Under the name Horten X some designs of interceptors which should have been smaller
than the Horten IX exist.
Bird models offers a kit named "Horten X Kampfjäger", which is basically a
Horten IX with a single engine on the lower side. This kit is the base of my model. I shortened the wings and the fuselage. The canopy was made out of a
deep drawn transparent plastic sheet. The tool therefore I made out of balsa wood. I modified a pilot figure in lying position. The details were made out
of heated and long drawn-out sprues.
I painted the interceptor with brush. After the decals (most from
Peddinghaus - Me 163) were attached, I sealed the fictional wing with silk varnish.
Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt