Academy 1/72 Me-163 Komet
So the Grand Rapids club is having a build where the subject has to fit on a three-inch base (although wings can hang over the edge.) I grabbed the smallest kit in The Stash..the Academy Me-163. Assembly is a no-brainer, with nearly perfect fit.
For the cockpit, I didn’t have anything specifically labeled RLM-66, so I just grabbed an old tin of Humbrol Authentic USAAF Neutral Gray. Looks OK to me. All I added were some tape seat belts.
I couldn’t find two references that agreed with each other as far as the camo pattern, and no two Komets appear to have been painted alike, so I just went with a generic splinter scheme on the wings, and heavy mottling on the tail and fuselage. The RLM-76 Lichtblau and RLM-83 Dunklegrun are Gunze, straight from the bottle. However their version of RLM-81 Brunviolet looked entirely too green to me, so I mixed my own. It’s a two-to-one mix of Gunze Olive Drab and Cocoa Brown. This is the first Lufty Waffy camo I’ve done in ages..came out better than I expected. Once the clearcoat is dry I’ll add the stickers.