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1/144 Launch tower for Bachem Natter

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It took me a while to get this done. The start ramp or launch tower for the German Bachem Natter is now ready. Normally, airplanes are not so my topic, but the model from Brengun comes in a set of two, and they are very small.
Here the link to the kit: http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-plastic-kits-32 They offer two versions.
During tests the Bachem Werke used first a launch tower, nothing more that a big piece of wood. Just very close to the end the came up with this metal version. Close to Stuttgart the German SS built a launch site. Their plan was to use this areal to start several Natters at once. launch site sounds good, very secretly but in fact, it was not more than an open space with round concrete bases (they had in the middle a square hole to bring wires and other cables to the launch tower. No buildings, no Bunkers, just an open field.
Back to the design, given by his tiny design, I had some problems to get it ready for printing. I had to find the right balance between the or…

1/144 Fire Fighters for modern jets

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Today I present you the first pictures of my new crash tenders. With the input from Wes, who claimed that the Crossley crash tender is a nice model, but not qualified for  nowadays fighters, I found a nice drawing.
While I started and tried some new things with my CAD program, I learnt, that I like this modern crash tender.
Finally I ended up searching for the real crash tender what was the basis for my picture.
I found the Italian producer Rampini. They produce this crash tender for the Italian Air Force.
More about my fire fighter and the real one, you can find here:
http://digilander.libero.it/aircraftfire/1024/nettuno.htm
So I duplicated the real on, only on some spots I changed the design a bit.
Here are two screenshots from my CAD program:
With my next print order I will show you the models in real 1/144.