1/48 Dragon Messerschmitt Me163B "Komet"

Gallery Article by Eric Hargett on Sept 3 2020



This kit represents Messerschmitt Me163B with the 1/JG 400 fighter wing based at Brandis, Germany in 1945. 

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I used the 1/48 Dragon Me163B (#5504) kit with the aftermarket Aires Me 163B Komet cockpit and photoetch set (#4088). Markings came from the Cutting Edge decal sheet for the Me 163B (#CED48259). 

The painting was completed using various shades and tints of RLM74 and RLM75 over RLM76. Raw umber/lamp black mix oil filters and pin washes along with various gray pastels were used for weathering. Everything was sealed with a 60/40 mix of acrylic flat clear and thinner.


Eric Hargett

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Photos and text by Eric Hargett