A project to build a model of the Horten Ho 229 V3 cockpit in 1:1 scale. The purpose is to serve as a prop for an upcoming National Geographic documentary on the Ho 229.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Instrument panel, throttle quadrant & breaker box FINISHED!

The pictures speak for themselves. There is much more detail that could be done, but I'm running out of time!

It's been a great experience making these components and thinking about the guys that made the originals and what that must have been like. Amazing that for such an advanced aircraft, how crude some of the work was. Hard not to see it through 21st century eyes I suppose.



  1. Gary, Bill F from RC Scale Builder here. INCREDIBLE work.

    I need you to make me one so I can do a flight sim cockpit...

  2. Hi Gary - I am GOBSMACKED ! Far out - please let us know how you made those instruments!! The bezels look incredible. Are you absolutely positively sure you havent got a REAL Ho229 hiding in your loft??? Good work mate...keep it up....this is super stuff. Awesome.

  3. The bezels are laser cut from 1/8 & 1/16 ply. Each is two pieces, the 1/8 ply back piece and then a 1/16 ply 'ring'. One coat of epoxy finishing resin, a little light sanding, then primer and matte black spray paint. That's it! They came out better than I expected.