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  1. Hello all - Just finished my Airfix 110. Built pretty much OOB - added some Eduard seatbelts, some Mig rigging for the antenna and replaced the under side circular antenna with some wire. I attempted to improve the cockpit details with some scratch built elements. I used the kit scheme - Staffel II / Zerstorergeschwadar 1, Northern France 1940-1941. The scheme is very dark - RLM 70 / 71 so I attempted a very worn air frame look to try and make it a little more interesting - I think this was successful but I sacrificed colour accuracy in the process. The kit itself is far from an accurate representation so I wasn't too concerned. Still, I'm pretty happy with the result. Tried a bunch of new techniques and learned alot. I've got the Eduard version which is far more accurate so it will be interesting to see them side by side when that's completed. For the cost, this is a very nice kit and was fun to build. There were plenty of fit issues but not too bad - lots of sanding and some putty work will be required - quite typical for some airfix kits in this scale. Decals were very nice - I added swastikas from XtraDecal. The kit comes with a good selection of long distance fuel tanks and bombs - however I opted for a clean fit out as I love the lines on this aircraft. Painted with Tamiya Acrylics, different brands of oils and pigments for the weathering. I had difficulty photographing this model - the colours change quite dramatically depending on the light which is how it behaves in real life... so the photos do represent this. There's a wip here for anyone who's interested - with a bonus side thread on New Zealand beer Thanks for looking - comments and criticism is welcome. Cheers John
  2. I would build a Bf110G-2 with belly 37mm gun for my friend. When searching photos, I found an article building eduard's kit: http://modellboard.net/index.php?topic=37170.0 The author removed rear-firing MG81Z, replaced this area with a large tank. I don't understand German, in translator it reads"The central part of the tank of a 1:48 Revell-Eurofighter formed the basis for the tank of the GM-1 system. I built the cannon magazine in front of the radio seat out of round profile and plastic strips." Origin words: Das Mittelteil des Tanks eines 1:48er Revell-Eurofighters bildete die Basis für den Tank der GM-1 Anlage. Das vor dem Funkersitz liegende Kanonenmagazin baute ich aus Rundprofilenund Plastikstreifen auf. So GM-1 needs such a large tank? On Bf109 there's only a much smaller one behind cockpit. Although Bf110 consumes twice of Bf109...By the way, which fuel(or liquid) cap fits GM-1 tank? Historic photo of ZG76 indicates rear MG omitted, so it's a character of R1 conversion? Also WGr.21 reduced to one under each wing. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Editted BK3.7 based on Flak 18, same magazine-fed. So the crew needed to manually reload the cannon?
  3. So I had originally entered the Academy A-10 (Iraqi Freedom) kit in to this GB but unfortunately this has suffered from irreparable damage caused by me stupidly knocking it flying off the bench. After a fair amount of expletives and raised blood pressure, I have since gathered my composure and being the bigger man that I am have decided to continue with the GB but only this time with the following kit: This is a superb looking kit with some excellent detailing - particularly for the cockpit. It comes with a variety of options for paint schemes and I am drawn to 2 at the moment - either the one on the front of the box or this one: As always - your assistance and feedback on helping me choose the scheme would be much appreciated. So in the meantime I've made a start on putting the cockpit together in its basic form with a bit of detail painting in readiness for the washes and PE to go in next. So this is how things stand at the moment: I've follwed this up by getting the RLM02 base coat on the fuselage and undercarriage section on the wings: So more progress to follow soon - hopefully this time I'll be able to make sure that it stays firmly on the bench!!!
  4. We've got the new (non weekend edition) Eduard December and January kits on our website now (see the future release section). That's the 1/48 Bf109F Royal Class, 1/72 Spitfire F Mk IXc profipack, re-issue Bf110G-4 Profipack and Sikorsky flying boat, all with better than 10% off UK RRP! In fact the Bf109F Royal Class is almost 1/3 off what another well known large retailer is advertising it for!! Please check out the listings and fill your email address out if you're interested in any of them (you'll be emailed when they are in stock) and if you want more than 1 of any, please message us, so we know! thanks Mike
  5. Just a quick message for anyone interested in cheap Eduard 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf110 kits. We have the Bf110C-6 Ltd Ed kit in stock for only £17, the C/D profipack for only £11, the E profipack for only £12.20, The G-2 Profipack for £14.20 and lastly the weekend Bf110C for a mere £6.50!!! So head over to our website and give me something to pack tomorrow! thanks Mike
  6. Dear Fellow Modellers I heard good reports of the new Eduard 1/72 Bf110 series and they weren't wrong! I added Eduard resin wheels, and rear MG15 as well as Quickboost exhausts. The markings are from the kit as ZG76, an aircraft brought down in the latter part of the Battle of Britain near Tonbridge. ZG76 retained their old fashioned RLM70 and 71 scheme throughout the battle. The Bf 110 had a good record in the Battle of France with the best kill to loss of any fighter by my analysis. But in the Battle of Britain they had less chance of carrying out bounces due to radar and the request to escort the slower bombers more closely. Their best hope was to make one shooting pass and then clear off, not to slow down or engage in dogfighting. A defensive circle neither protected the bombers nor guaranteed their safety. I hope you enjoy the pilots canopy opening lever with its red toggle? Regards Andrew
  7. So I thought I would pick up something nice and simple to keep me going until my SU-33 & MiG 29 arrive from China. Browsing around the many excellent stalls at Bolton model show I decided upon this gem (£16): I have a 1/32 Eduard Bf109 E-4 on the bench which kind of swayed me to this kit, as I have found the Emil a nice model to build, apart from the shocking fit of the lower wing to the fuselage. ( I have had to strip the paint off the Emil as I found that Humbrol clear over Gunze Sangyo Aqueous is a non starter , I will probably paint both together to save on paint / time) Not knowing anything about this kit, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box to find 9 sprues and a photo etch set.... So much for the quick build. I am no expert on the Bf110 so I'm going to build OOB, there is more than enough detail in this kit. As for any inaccuracies with the kit, feel free to point them out and I may try to correct. I think I will go with this colour scheme: No being one to hang about, I have started on the pilots tub. The white lever is replacement after I had a dose of the death grips with my tweezers and the original is now the property of the Carpet Monster . Thanks for looking WildWeasel Finished article is here!
  8. And all through the skies, Not a creature was stirring not even the flies. The ammo was stacked by the cannons with care, In hope that the Englanders soon would be there. Hey all After my brief bout of insanity, during which I constructed a car model (see http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234991043-deuces-wild/) I have returned to the side of light and reason with yet another aircraft Today I present Revell's 1/48 Bf 110G-4 finished as the example flown by Obst. Hans-Joachim Jabs of NJG 1 in the spring of 1945. Enjoy... So the Revell/Promodeller Bf 110 gets a lot of criticism for supposedly inaccurate engine nacelles... I don't know about you but it still looks like a Bf 110 to me, so it can't be that bad. The kit went together quite well, with some, but not terrible seams to clean up, mostly at the unusual wing to fuselage join. The prop hubs required the most work as they were slightly mis-molded (is that a word?). This required plastic sheet and putty to fix. The cockpit is second to none and only requires careful painting and some harnesses. The radar array was scratch built, as the kit arrays are attached directly to the sides of the nose, whereas Jabs' plane carried the antennas as depicted. All markings were masked and painted with use of a Montex masking set which also supplied masks for the canopy. The camouflage was done freehand with custom mixed Tamiya colours adapted from those used by J.M. Villalba in his RLM Painting DVD, for the RLM 75 and 76. The exhausts were painted with Dark Iron lightly misted with Vallejo Rust and slathered with dark wash. Just realized I forgot to install the rear machine gun before pictures... it's err.. out for maintenance. Yeah, that's believable Regards
  9. Hello Everyone, This is my third build for Karen at work. This time I have gone for the "enemy" and provided the BF110, before anyone asks or notices, I am not allowed to put any swastikas on the aircraft. Complete crock I think but I can live with it. I used an Eduard Zoom set for the interior and mask for the canopy, both I will be using again, but not relying on them. Oh I also had an Eduard Brassin MG15, which I also like as well and I will be using the other one that I have. I'm not too sure on the colours, but this is what Vallejo suggest and I am aware of the cock up on the right engine with the wash. I am going with an oil leak for that one Well here are the pictures of said aircraft. For some weird reason, Flory Washes do not like Vallejo RLM66 (or 65 I can not remember).. it's had 4 coats of gloss over it and it still sticks and refuses to budge. Could of done better with the join line and the wash. But more things I will take with me to the next model. That 3 I've done... wow I am in danger of clearing a whole shelf of models in my man cave Comments welcome Kind Regards, Dazz
  10. Bf 110C-4 AX772, 1426 Flight RAF built for the Messerschmitt Bf 110 STGB . My first Group Build, and my first finished model for 2015. I have never built a German aircraft before, but a photo of a captured Bf110C-4 tickled my fancy. The aircraft is Bf 110C-4 AX772. This was originally a Luftwaffe reconnaissance machine brought down near Goodwood in July 1940. It was then repaired at RAE Farnborough, tested and eventually found its way to 1426 Flight RAF, the unit responsible for evaluating and demonstrating captured enemy aircraft. It would appear to have been painted in a couple of different schemes. I chose the later ocean grey/dark green over yellow colour scheme, which looks rather striking to me. Build thread can be found here. Brush painted with Tamiya acrylics with a final matt coat of Italeri Flat Acryl. Made grubby with the application of water-colours. Thanks to Dave for the reference photos and everyone else for the supportive and helpful comments - it really helped getting my modelling mojo back. Thanks for looking.
  11. Bf110C-6 2N+RH of 1./EprGr.210, St.Omer, July 1940 This is the Eduard 1/72 Bf110C-6 Limited Edition built for the Bf110 STGB build thread here This model represents the aircraft flown by Leutnant Erich Beudel and his gunner Obergefreiter Heinrich Diemer, which took off at 16.35 on 29 July 1940 to take part in the gruppe's attack on the convoy codenamed 'CAT'. As the attack developed the 110's were intercepted by Hurricanes of 151 Squadron and this aircraft was one of those damaged in the attack and later crash-landed back at St.Omer. Ltn. Beudel was unhurt but Heinrich Diemer was hospitalised with bullet wounds. Erich Beudel would be killed flying another 110C-6 (the S9+TH) later in the Battle of Britain and Heinrich Diemer would return to duty but was later posted as missing on the Russian Front in September 1942. This aircraft was one of six 110C-6's originally issued to 1./ZG1 and taken with them when they were detached to form the 1st Staffel of ErprGr.210 in July 1940. Although they had their new unit badge painted on, they retained their old '2N' codes from ZG1 until new aircraft were taken on charge at the start of August 1940 when all had the 'S9' gruppe codes applied - this did not apply to the subject aircraft as it appears to have been written off in the crash landing. Info from John Vasco's very interesting and informative book on ErprGr.210 'Messerschmitt Bf110: Bombsights over England'. I enjoyed building this kit, though I found it a bit challenging in places compared to the other two I built in that some of the kit parts needed modification to fit the resin parts and I had some difficulty with the assembly - whether as a result of the surgery to the kit parts, bad luck or ham-fistedness I cannot say for sure - overall though it was easier than I had expected and I am pleased with the end result. Cheers, Stew
  12. Bf110D-0/B S9+HH of 1./EprGr.210, Denain/Boulogne-Ost, September 1940 I've just finished this, the Eduard 1/72 Bf110C/D Profipack Edition built for the Bf110 STGB, build thread is here This model represents the aircraft flown by Leutnant Ulrich Freiherr von der Horst and his gunner Obergefreiter Franz Öllers, which was destroyed on 24 September 1940 following the gruppe's second raid of the day on the Supermarine factory at Woolston. The aircraft crashed in the channel off Southampton and Ltn. von der Horst and Gfr. Öllers were both killed. Here is a picture of the real S9+HH The kit was built more or less OOB, but with the kit exhausts replaced by the Quickboost ones and the decals are from the Authentic Decals Bf110D set. The aerial wire is made from EZ Line. The Eduard kit is beautiful, a real pleasure to build; nicely complex without being difficult and superbly engineered from start to finish and produces a very good result for very little effort The paints used were Phoenix Precision Paints RLM65, 71 & 02 and RLM24 Dunkelblau for the propeller spinners - the Phoenix paints performed flawlessly as usual. I painted the bombs in Humbrol 65 so they didn't look too much like part of the aeroplane, but if I'd known the difference in shade and tone would be that great I would have cut it with a dash of white... but never mind, I think it is one of the best - if not the best - model I have ever made and I am very happy with it. Perfection I don't do, and I hope I never do because it will be all downhill from there . Thanks very much for your attention, Cheers, Stew
  13. I can almost feel the grass growing under my feet, so I would like to start my second build... It's another one of these: I'll be finishing it in the markings of this aircraft from Eprobungsgruppe 210 (the middle one): ...from the Authentic Decals sheet 72-40 for the Bf110D: I've bought the Quickboost exhausts to add to it as I was very impressed with them, and their ETC 500 bomb-rack... which actually doesn't look very different from that provided by Eduard, but I will use it anyway... ... and it will be painted with Phoenix Precision Paints RLM65/71/02: So today I will be mostly assembling cockpit components and will hopefully get a coat of RLM02 on them before the day is out Cheers, Stew
  14. Bf110C-1 M8+FH of 1./ZG76, Norway, April 1940 Finished this yesterday, the Eduard 1/72 Bf110C/D Profipack Edition built for the Bf110 STGB, build thread is here This aircraft, flown by Unteroffizier Helmut Mütschele and gunner Gefreiter Karl Lorey, was shot down on 09 April 1940 by Sergeant Kristian Fredrik Schye of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, flying Gloster Gladiator No.427. Helmut Mütschele and Karl Lorey survived the crash without injury and were taken as Prisoners of War by Norwegian forces. Minutes later Sergeant Schye was shot down by Leutnant Helmut Lent in the M8+DH - Lent's fifth victory and the one that made him an ace, later he would run up an enormous score as a night-fighter pilot. Sergeant Schye was slightly wounded by cannon shell fragments but was released from hospital after a couple of days. This was one of the best-engineered kits I have ever built, it was a pleasure pretty much from start to finish and was almost entirely OOB as everything you might need is provided, however I used the Quickboost exhausts as they are nicer than the (perfectly adequate) kit ones, and added the aerial wire from EZ Line - note that the B and C-1 series of the Bf110 had wires attaching to both tailfins, the C-2 onwards had a single aerial wire to the starboard fin. The paints used were Phoenix Precision Paints RLM 65, 70, 71; the decals were partly kit-provided (national markings, stencils and the 'M8' part of the aircraft's codes), DP Casper (the locomotive badge on the nose, from the markings for Helmut Lent's aircraft in the Operation Weserübung decal set) and Superscale decal sheet 72-722 (the 'FH' of the aircraft's codes). Cheers, Stew
  15. Hi All I'm jumping in here as a (slightly) late entrant with Dragon's Bf110D-3. I've turned up this photo via Hyperscale of what looks to be the actual aircraft shown on the box art... Usually I'm one for browsing the aftermarket decal selection, but since I've owned the kit I've not seen anything I prefer to this so think I'll be sticking with it. I'll be plucking the kit from the garage tonight, and should have some progress posted up fairly soon Jon
  16. Hi All Time to join the GBs rather than watch from the sidelines, this one will be OOB. I'm also joining the KUTA & Bomber Command GBs, if I finish the 3 it will be a blooming miracle ! Cheers Pat
  17. Poised and eager: I'm not sure what markings I will be going with, I have approximately 1 metric tonne of 110 decals in the bank so will have a sort through later and see what appeals... For sprue shots etc. please see Woody's excellent review here Cheers, Stew
  18. Just a quick reminder that we have Eduard's excellent Messerschmitt Bf110G-4 Nightfighter Profipack in stock now for a mere £15.50!! That's almost £10 off UK RRP!!! So if you've not already got probably the best Bf110G-4 in 1/72, now's the time to grab one while they're really cheap! http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/02eduard-172--kits---profipack-132-c.asp thanks Mike
  19. Ok so I have reached a stage in my modelling where I am thinking I may have sufficient airbrush 'time' served to have a go at some of the German WW2 aircraft I have in my ever growing stash! Whats put me off so far is the 'mottling' but I would really like to master this technique so can anyone give me any tips or point in the right direction on BM or anywhere on how to do this effectively. I should say I am using an Iwata HP-C + in terms of airbrushes (if that makes any difference). Any videos I can watch I guess would be most useful! thanks Chris
  20. There's some interesting releases from Eduard in 1/72 and 1/48 in April for WW2 fans. All prices currently TBA. There's another variant of the Bf110 in 1/72, this time the Bf110C-6. I've not seen much about this kit but it's a limited edition kit and from the price Hannants are advertising it at (£28.00) I would suspect that there is some brassin parts (probably the 30mm cannon) in this as well as the usual mask/etch. I know it sounds expensive for a 1/72 but the Eduard Bf110 kits are really nice kits and I don't see a weekend version of this coming out, so if you want this version, this will be the one to get! Eduard are re-releasing 2 kits in 1/48 in April, first of which is the P-39L/N Airacobra Profipack and the Royal Navy Hellcat Dual combo set. Now if Hannant's prices are to be believed, these kits are much more sensibly priced! The P-39 is looking to be £16.70 and the Hellcats £28.00. For those who haven't seen the Hellcats, that's 2 kits for £28.00 with mask and etch for each one! You can make a Royal Navy Hellcat Mk I and Mk II from the set. The last release is another 1/48 Spitfire Weekend edition, this time the early Mk IXc. As for prices, we've not set any prices as we haven't got the prices from our supplier as yet but we've proved consistently that we can usually beat the Hannants 10% discount pre-order price. So if anyone wants any of these kits, please let me know. thanks Mike
  21. Hi all This is my most recent finished project, a BF110 C-4/B from the new tooling Airfix range. I'm becoming a huge fan of these new new toolings. They are easy to build and have a crispy detail overall, not to mention the decals, very good quality and a lot of stencils provided. I've built out of the box with no accessories added. My intention was to represent a plande from the II/Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 Operation "Barbarossa", Eastern front, 1941. This is what I got: Please feel free to comment and critic (critics are specially welcomed guys!) Cheers Paulo
  22. My 11yr old daughter decided that she wanted to build a model plane, so off we went to the local Hobbycraft with some Christmas money burning a hole in her pocket. After much deliberation, she settled on the Airfix Bf110C-2 - purely because she likes the shark's teeth on the nose! Also on the shelf was the Bf110E-2 Trop, so I decided that we would do a parallel build together. She's done the vast majority of the cutting and trimming of parts (new knife skills for her and palpitations for me!), she used my airbrush to paint it (Lifecolour and Tamiya acrylics), did all her own glueing and sanding. When it came to the canopy we used the painted Sellotape method (thanks to my 1974 Airfix book of plastic modelling) which looks great. No help was given with the decals except for the shark's teeth which needed a few cuts and a drop of Micro Sol. My model was done in the same way with a bit of pre and post shading, plus oils to highlight the panel lines. The kits went together very well and, in my opinion, look very good together on the shelf! We'll have to see where this takes her... Concentrating hard...
  23. Hiya, this is my take on the Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt BF 110. This is about my 5th model completed since my return, but the first one I'm really happy with. The kit is great in terms of fit, and she looks like a 110, but it lacks detail in places, and the panel lines are too deep, but that has been discussed to death!!! I had a number of problems of my own doing, hence I've had to replace all the guns on the kit. I would also say the decals performed brilliantly for me, I understand others have been less fortunate. Paints: Vallejo for all main colours, preshading and weathering in Tamiya Weathering: Flory's dark dirt, Tamiya smoke, Flory pigments on the engines PS I'm a rubbish photographer!! Please let me know what you think, I'm here to learn Cheers, Val
  24. BF110D & Bf110G-2 Weekend Editions 1:72 Eduard The menacing looking BF110 first took to the air in 1936 and despite performance shortcomings as opposing aircraft developed, it continued in production until near the end of the war. With delays of the DB600 series engines, it wasn’t until the C series that the performance was considered suitable in its intended role. The D model introduced the capability for much improved endurance in 1939 and initially the Bf110 notched up considerable success as heavy fighter and bomber escort over Poland, Norway and France,. When faced with the RAF in 1940 who were operating defensively over their own territory, tides were turned when it got mauled by the nimble single seat fighters during the Battle of Britain. The Bf110 was progressively improved by adding several refinements and significantly more power with the G model when the DB605 powerplant was introduced. Despite the improvements it was outclassed in Europe by day and relegated to night operations for the remainder of the war in this theatre where it found its niche attacking allied bomber streams. With the advent of airborne radar and the 110 being a stable heavy gun platform, it demonstrated significant success in this role. Following on from the Profipack sets, Eduard have released the D and G-2 versions of their superb Bf110 kits in 1:72 scale. The Weekend kits are simply the plastic included in the Profipack boxings but without the etch, masks and a stripped down decal sheet. There’s a great deal of extra and common parts included in both kits, so to save duplication, I’ll review the common parts first then review the unique elements of each kit following on. Both kits come in top opening boxes, although the G-2 kit is packaged in a much larger box for some reason. Instructions are provided in A5 booklet format with good clear diagrams to aid assembly. The sprues are bagged in pairs whist the clear sprue is individually bagged. Sprues common to both kits First impressions of these kits are excellent. The quality of moulding on the medium grey sprues is as good as it currently gets in injection plastic with a combination of fine recessed panel lines, rivets and raised detail where appropriate. There is virtually no flash and a pleasant lack of sink marks throughout. Ejector marks are restrained to areas that won’t be on show. There are several quite fine parts that will need some delicacy removing them from the sprues, however the attachment points are equally fine. Construction starts with the cockpit as you’d probably expect. The D & G versions have different cockpit arrangements, so each kit has unique cockpit floors and interior details. The cockpit assembly sits between the two fuselage halves which are again different for the two versions. The fuselage sprue for the G model however is also included in the D kit as it holds some common parts (as well as being the fuselage for the C Model on the C/D Profipack). With the fuselage assembled, the tailplane bolts straight to the rear with the two tails mating either end. The wing has a slight matt finish to the surfaces with beautifully recessed panel and restrained rivet detail. Separate ailerons are included if you choose to have these slightly offset. Whilst the cockpit framework differs on both aircraft, all the parts are located on a common sprue. The parts are thin with very flat panels giving minimum distortion when looking through them. The biggest drawback with the Weekend version in my opinion is the lack of paint masks. This is a rather complicated canopy arrangement and pre-cut masks would be a real contribution to retaining your sanity! Both treaded and untreaded wheels are included on the common sprues as is a selection of drop tanks and bombs, however given that both kits reviewed here are configured as heavy fighters, the bombs are surplus to requirements. BF110D Only The D version has a different fuselage due to having an extended tail to accommodate a life raft which I’m guessing was a welcome addition when operating over water for the crews. There is a cable visible down the port side of the fuselage to deploy the life raft. Another feature used on the D in some cases was a huge 1050 litre belly tank which was given the name Dackelbauch (Dachshunds belly!). The example modelled in this kit did indeed use it. As if this additional fuel wasn’t enough, the D could also carry a further two 900 litre wing drop tanks with fins which are also included on D model sprues. Whilst the instructions don’t show these being used, it does give the capability to show a rather well hung 110 should you so wish. The nacelles are contained on their own sprue. Separate intake inserts are included to mate to the nacelles. Panel lines are finely recessed to match the wings. The decals represent one aircraft, W.Nr.3148 of 2./ZG76 based in Norway in spring 1940. The content of the sheet are quite limited cared to the Profipack boxing, but I guess are to help keep the costs down. That said, there is no loss of print quality, register being spot on and print very sharp. BF110G-2 Only Whilst this utilises the common fuselage included in both kits, it does introduce a great variety in gun armament configurations. Unfortunately, due to the single decal option, only one set up is catered for. No less than 3 forward firing options are included on the sprues: 2 x MG 151s in a belly pack 4 x 21cm under-wing mortars 1 x 3.7 cm BK cannon a belly pack The version included in the decal option utilises the belly MG 151’s and rocket mortars. Given the greater power of the DB605B powerplant on the G series, wider chord props are provided in contrast with the rather skinny ones in the D boxing. Decals are included for an aircraft of 5./JG 1 based at Wells in Austria during 1943-44. Again, the decal sheet is rather reserved in quantity, but quality is superb. Conclusions The Eduard range of 1/72 BF110’s are quite superb. There are some small parts in the boxes, so probably not the best kit for beginners or young modellers, but Eduard have set out to produce the best kit in scale for modellers with some experience and succeeded. It’s good that they provide a low cost option in the Weekend guise as an alternative to the Profipack boxings, however as mentioned earlier, given the rather busy canopy framework, the lack of paint masks and reduced decal options may require you choose carefully as to which route to take. Review sample courtesy of
  25. Bf110C/D & G Cockpit Etch Update Sets Eduard 1:72 for Weekend Kits The Eduard weekend Bf110 kits are great value and beautifully moulded. They are the same kit as you get in the Profipack series but without the masks, etch and more comprehensive decal options. If you've got one of the weekend kits and do fancy improving the cockpit, then Eduard have made this another option open to you. The quality of the pre-painted etch sets probably doesn't need much of an introduction as they've become a widely accepted form of upgrading and having used several of them, I've become a huge fan. Here are two sets, the first for the Bf110C/D lit, the second for the G-2 kit. Bf110C/D (Set 73469) Most of the enhancements cater for the cockpit interior, however a few key exterior parts are also provided. In the cockpit, you get seat harnesses, pilots main flying panel (only supplied as a decal option with no surface detailing in the kit) and front faces for the array of radio, electronic and switch panels. Throttles for the pilot and gun sights for the rear mounted machine gun are also in there. Externally, the little leading edge intake grills outboard to the nacelles are provided, as are the oleo scissors for the main gear, rear under-fuselage loop and strip aerials and the square bracing struts for two bombs. BF110G-2 This is largely the same as the C/D set, however slight differences in the aircraft lead to minor differences in the sets. As well as the parts listed above, a lattice seat cover for the radio operator is included in this pack as well as a different style of rear machine gun sight that mounts to the twin machine guns carried in this version. Conclusion Whilst the Weekend kits are very good straight from the box, the ease of upgrading using etch sets makes these very popular options. As such, I can highly recommend these based on use of such sets in other kits I've made. Review sample courtesy of
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