"Are you alright sir?" Retrieving the pilot from an Me 163 Komet Vignette - Inspirations | AeroScale

Adie Roberts continues his inspirations to help inspire modellers of all abilities to work out of their comfort zone building dioramas or just trying new builds.

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Such a beautiful presentation. Thank you for sharing these works. Please keep them coming.


I agree. Everything comes together, and I really enjoy the body language and pose of the figures. Inspiring is right. Thanks for posting.

Excellent dio in a small space!..Although a static model is certainly gives off a sense of motion, overall…very inspiring! and the paint job & presentation TOPS!
Thanks for posting,

Knowing the hazards with the ME 163, I would be checking to see if any leaked fuel was dissolving the pilot.


Love the scene. Here is my version of the Meng 1/32nd Meng kit.

Hi Greg

Yep - I think the title should be “Sir - you’re the luckiest guy on earth!”.

It’s wonderful modelling - but a tragically unlikely scenario unless the Komet had pranged after an un-fueled glider flight. The pilot should be wearing a protective suit and (I think) a seat-style parachute - but even then, most Me 163s crash-landings ended with a catastrophic explosion or a firestorm of even tiny quantities of unspent fuel.

Even a “successful” heavy landing in a Komet often resulted in spinal injuries to the pilot due to the lack of a conventional undercarriage.

All the best

Rowan :beer:

Should have called it the ME 163 Pilot Eater. :hot_face: