Monday, 22 August 2016

Bolt Action, SS Ahnenerbe Vril Fighter

As well as being tricky to manufacture, the Haunnebu Vril Saucers required pilots who were both skilled flyers and Geweckt. It was rare to find an individual who encompassed such unlikely talents. One solution was the Nachtzehrer Vril Fighter. This all-weather multi-role plane could fulfil a variety of roles from heavy fighter to precision medium bomber.

The Nachtzehrer was powered by Vril energy run through a turbofan jet. The pilot sat in a reclining posture in the front cockpit and flew the plane much like any other jet. Behind him sat a Hexeningenieur who kept the systems working through rune magic and an expression of Will.

The Nachtzehrer  was armed with two 30mm cannon in the wing roots operated by the pilot as in a normal fighter.

Another 30mm cannon was positioned in the tail controlled by the Hexeningenieur using dowsing rods.

This photo of a Nachtzehrer lifting off shows the weapon bay doors open. A Todesbruderschaft bomb, also guided by the Hexeningenieur using the dowsing rods in the tail can be clearly seen in the internal Bay,

Vril energy confers VTOL capability, much like in the Haunnebu. The Nachtzehrer is shown in the process of converting to level flight. It is equipped with normal landing gear so that the pilot can glide it down to a landing even if the Hexeningenieur is insensible - a not uncommon side effect of application of Will.

The model is scratchbuilt from various odd bits I had lying around and has a 12" wingspan.




12 comments:

  1. Very nice and just odd enough to be believable.....)

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    1. Thanks Don.There is something very satisfying about turning a load of old bits into a fantasy model.

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  2. Very cool! I always liked the Weird War II aesthetic. Good stuff, John!

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    1. I like the whole wacky fantasy element of the Nazi occult.

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  3. Cool looking model. Good thing it has magic/alien tech, otherwise I might wonder about its performance.

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    1. Designed by Arado's senior engineer.

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  4. Wow! That's cool looking. cheers

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  5. Dear John,
    This is extremely funny!
    Dave

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  6. Great model and equally great description :-)

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    1. I like to play narrative-based scenarios so tend to spend absurd amounts of time on the justification.

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