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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

DFS 230


26 16 April 2021, 09:39
Roland Sachsenhofer
With these pictures I would like to open the project on the next glider project. RS Models packs extremely helpful etched parts in the box, which help to detail the pilot's seat and the bench in the fuselage well. With all that said: I only added the seat belts to the pilot's seat, as the MG gunner's harnesses hanging from the ceiling behind it will hide the view of the interior as much as possible.
16 April 2021, 09:44
That are really "Glider weeks" on your bench! I think it was not a big fun as "passenger" inside, to not know what to expect on the ground, after only one chance to go down.
16 April 2021, 14:31
So, no seat belts for the paratroopers / assault troops ?
16 April 2021, 16:55
According to wikipedia the 9 on the bench had only grab handles.
16 April 2021, 17:14
Are you planning on adding a diorama?
16 April 2021, 18:08
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your feedback!
Indeed, definitely more "economy class"... To be precise: RS includes etched part seat belts, which helped secure the soldiers riding on the beam in the direction of flight. However, definitely nothing of the interior will be visible, neither through the windows nor from the front, as the harness of the MG gunner prevents a view. So I took the liberty of putting them in the spare parts box.
No, I am not planning a dio here. However, I will take the first steps in this direction with the following "glider project": a Me-321 and a Sd.Kfz:9 will play the main roles here.
16 April 2021, 19:17
Roland Sachsenhofer
This is the final equipment - with the fuselage halves closed, it became apparent that there is more insight possible than expected. The harness is from Eduard.
17 April 2021, 09:13
That is the danger of social networks (even scalemates). The pressure of the onlookers which is difficult to resist... 👀
17 April 2021, 09:49
Roland Sachsenhofer
Oh yes 🙂 Let's just call it: motivation!
17 April 2021, 11:02
Roland Sachsenhofer
Here, too, something new is happening: a little effort was necessary to sand the fuselage halves and to properly close the various openings. At the end of this step, I anchored pins from a brass rod in their own holes in some places for stability or for the sake of the correct appearance - this mainly concerns the tail construction.
30 April 2021, 17:22
Roland Sachsenhofer
Attaching the wings worked well thanks to the pins. You can see here the unusual proportions of the DFS 230 ready for the application of the underside paint.
2 May 2021, 08:31
Roland Sachsenhofer
Well, a first round of "winter camouflage" - or at least my interpretation of it... I have also applied a little dirt and traces of use. This is supposed to be a well "soiled" specimen.
9 May 2021, 19:20
Roland Sachsenhofer
The third assault glider in this series is finished! The glider shows my interpretation of a winter camouflage as proposed for this DFS 230C of the IV/LLG 1 des by RS-Models. The prototype was flown in 1943. I made sure to apply quite proper dirt marks, as these "pack mules" were indeed used quite heavily.
Thank you for your interest, I hope you like the result!
13 May 2021, 18:10
The DFS is so tiny compared to the Horsa. I think you did it justice.
13 May 2021, 18:14
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Olivier! Indeed, the Horsa is a quite impressive ship!
Especially with the winter camouflage I have my uncertainties. But I think that every machine camouflaged in this way was unique - and so it´s fine for me the way it is 🙂
13 May 2021, 18:18
Stefan Schacht
very nice
13 May 2021, 18:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you!
13 May 2021, 18:44
Juergen Klinglhuber
14 May 2021, 05:29
Robert Podkoński
Perfectly executed - as always🙂
14 May 2021, 05:57
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your words, Jürgen and Robert!
14 May 2021, 06:56
Really pity, that the nice internal details are mostly hidden - but we all know now it's there 😉
The white stripes are very well done, impressive airbrush work 👍
14 May 2021, 07:07
Very interesting model and cool juxtapositioning!
14 May 2021, 08:18
So now we expect a Gotha 242 to complete the family.
14 May 2021, 09:15
Guy Rump
Beautiful glider Roland 👍
14 May 2021, 12:47
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all mates for these kind motivations!
Indeed Olivier, I'm going to build two more of ICM's new Gotha 242s in this series, as a finale so to speak. Before that, however, I will continue with a Me 321 Gigant and a second DFS 230, but this one in 1/35th scale from Bronco.
I'm honestly glad you like the winter camouflaged glider!
14 May 2021, 16:27
Roberto Rocat
Great work!
22 July 2021, 20:09
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Roberto!
23 July 2021, 11:36


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