Messerschmitt Libelle

Discussion in 'Kit Reviews' started by rkelterer, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    hi boys and girls,

    something for very small working places 8)
    1. X-Crafts Messerschmitt Libelle
    2. Scale 1:48
    3. Publisher Scale Paper International (download)
    4. Roman Vasyliev
    5. Scale Paper International
    6. 3 pages ( 1 parts 1 instruction)

    since the kit consists of a lot of very small parts, I printed it on 120g/m².
  2. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    starting with the cockpit and the main wheel well ...
  3. Gil

    Gil Active Member

    Raimund, cannot be found...,


    P.S. Libelle is the German word for dragonfly.
  4. Joseph

    Joseph Member

  5. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    i'm very sorry about misstyping the link (perhaps i should type my text not in the middle of the night 8)

  6. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    the seat belts are from scratch (easy version 8) )
  7. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    the nose-wheel well - sophisticated part :oops: - adding stripes to simplify sticking the parts together ..
  8. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    the result
  9. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Cool, Raimund! :D

    This looks like a real fun model to build!

    Super job on using the strips for the nose joints...and the seat belts came out great too.

    Looking forward to more! :D


  10. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    let's continue (@jim: still funny :? )
  11. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    hope i can cover all the little faults i'd built :oops:
  12. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    She's looking great, Bill! :D

    What faults??? :? I'll be darned if I can see anything amiss!

    Superb photos of a great little build!

    More when you can, my friend.


  13. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    I agree with Jim! Looks fantastic to me!!

    Nice work and great thread.........thanks for sharing!

  14. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    hi jim,
    hi john,

    the photo shows my fault, the fit would be better íf I had trimmed the forward former of the main gear well.
  15. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    to prepare the body-wing connection i'm using colored stripes which i added to the body (trimming them by hand 8))
  16. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    putting the wing together and apply it to the body
  17. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

    adding the tail boom (with i rolled around a core of wood)
  18. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Awesome series of photos, Raimund! :D

    Superb job on the wings and their connection to the fuselage, overall looking so very impressive!

    She sort of resembles a sting ray, with that long, thin tail. :?

    Looking forward to your next update, my friend. :D


  19. barry

    barry Active Member

    Truly beautiful job once again. Got to ask which glue are you using

  20. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member


    mainly i am using UHU(yellow). on the left wing you see a dark stain which was the result of my carelessness. perhaps i should use some fixative (hp colors are not water resistant :? ) on the tail boom i used a polypropylen glue (polish product) comparable to UHU(yellow) - have to test it on other parts too 8)

    for all the small parts i use UHU(blue) or pva (with a short open time ~5min)


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