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  1. The Kent Battle of Britain Museum posted on their fb page a pic of 9./ZG 76 Bf 110 C-4 2N+EP that was shot down 80 years ago TODAY. Now that code rang a bell in my head, somewhere, and I had to check why. So here's the Eduard "all-in-one" answer to how a proper kit should look like without a need to shop too much aftermarket. I won't use the PE though, I hate the stuff. Not the Emil, but Anton from the same Staffel. Unreliable internet sources state this plane becoming shot down in mid-August 1940 so good for this GB . I like the RLM 65/70/02 paint scheme, no theater bands etc and a very clean heavy escort fighter as there are no bombs and racks, drop tanks etc clutter. The number or unnecessary parts that find their way to spares box is in this case quite respectable. The plastic is a tad too dark grey to my liking but the quality of course is very good. Just a dryfit of major components after an hour of assembly. This kit is in no way overengineered and fiddly. The fuselage is clipped together between the H-tail and the wings, no glue yet of course. I plan to get this done before the He 111 STGB begins. Let's see if I can make it! V-P
  2. Hi Guys, Images from the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin. The museum from the footbridge over the Lanwehr Canal. The C-47 used to sit outside the big terminal at Tempelhof. Europe 261 This is a model of the Deutsches Luftfahrt Sammlung, the Nazis' big aviation museum, which opened in 1936 to coincide with the XI Olympiade, the centrepiece of which was the Dornier Do X. Choccy fish if you can name all the aircraft. Europe 265 This is what the main entrance looked like; note the Spitfire at bottom right. The museum caught fire during an air raid in 1943 and most of the collection was destroyed, some airframes survived and are now in the collection of the MLP in Cracow. The Airco DH.9A at Hendon used to be there. Berlin Tour 15 This is a 'then and now' comparison. It was taken on Alt Moabit next to the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, just across the Spree River from the Reichstag. Berlin Tour 14 Arado Ar 96. Europe 266 Nord 1100 Noralpha. Europe 268 Ju 88G and Fi 156. Europe 269 Bf 110 and Fw 44. Europe 270 Ju 87. Stuka A slice of the Dornier Do X. Europe 271 More to come.
  3. Hello guys, Here's my latest finished model: an Eduard Bf-110 G-2 1/72. Excellent model. No problem at all. Easy assembly in a few weeks. I only used the Master PL 37 mm cannon. Out of box. I used Mr Hobby colors. Hope you like it. Send reviews! Cheers,
  4. Evening all - this hobby is alot of things to alot of different people. For me, it gives me a chance to relax and decompress in a very zen like way, where I can focus 100% on something that isn't my job, a tv screen or a computer. It gives me a way to be creative and to indulge my passions and interests. It makes me feel good without the aid of alcohol or other self medicating drugs. But in many ways, it is kind of like a drug. For one thing, it's utterly addictive. And totally consuming. But I like to think it's a constructive addiction. It doesn't destroy homes, it just takes up space in them. I do occasionally get high on modelling, but not in a good way - I've just left the lid off the thinner bottle. The high I'm after is the one you get with a nice paint job that came out the way you intended. Or getting the mix in the panel line wash just right. Even a nicely recessed decal does it for me. Can't get enough of it. Every addiction has a beginning. For me it was this kit: Bought for me by my father on a day out together. Just me and him. We went home and built it in an afternoon (don't think it was too complicated) There was no paints and we just slapped the decals onto the plastic. It came out perfect. It was the start of a life long interest in models and WW2 in particular. Not that I'm in need of reconnecting with my inner 7 year old - I'm basically still 7 - I've chosen the current day version of this kit to build next. After living in the land of Eduard and Tamiya these past few builds, it's going to be fun returning to planet Airfix. I'm bracing for some terrible fits, huge gaps and a ton of sanding and filler. But I'm curious to see if I can bring some new found techniques to bear on a cheap airfix kit. Also who doesn't love a 110? The answer is nobody. Some sprues: Some meaty panel lines right there - they are comically large but I don't mind - hopefully a nice paint job will make them shine. There's some rivets! I'll take what I can get. Lots of drop tanks and bombs - not sure I'll be using any but we'll see. The tires look okay with some tread detail. Some nice detail on the vertical stabilisers also. Plenty to work with. We've got some details in the wheel bays but zero in the cockpit. It's going to be closed cockpit anyways so no biggie. Highlight so far... decals look really good. I will be bring out the riveting tools on this one in an effort to bring in some more details - also, I just like riveting. The lines look quite straightforward on this... (famous last words?) I've got a little after market: Eduard masks because it's got that canopy - though they cost almost the same as the kit. And some spare swastikas as Airfix doesn't include them these days. Please note, I'm only planning to use 2. The scheme I'll be using: I haven't done this paint scheme before but I think black basing will make it work... So that's it for now - Thanks for checking in - cockpit construction is coming soon... Cheers John
  5. Really enjoyed building this, the Eduard 1/72 Bf 110E. It's the Profipack version so lots of coloured PE for the cockpit, and I also added the Brassin gun-nose and wheels. The fit of the engine nacelles to wing is well documented but it just takes a bit of filing to get a decent join. I liked this kit so much I've just ordered the G-4 version.
  6. I'm just about to start building a Bf 110 D or E from ZG 26 in Trapani, Sicily. I was wondering what to equip my kits' underwings with, if I want to depict a fighterbomber on its way to Malta? Centrally carried 2x500 kg bombs are a natural choice, but were the 300 litre fuel tanks for wing racks the only option or did the range allow 2 smaller bombs per wing instead? I'll go for the fuel tanks in my build but would just like to know how it was. Thanks in advance, V-P
  7. Finaly have i finished these 6 Eduard kit,wich i find very good. Cheers Jes
  8. Hi, i'm new here, this is My first post 1/48 Bf-110 D, ZG76, North Sea, 1941 built this myself recently from a Dragon kit with a Eduard cockpit PE.
  9. Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4. This is a G-series, night fighter, it was likely built in 1944 and it served with Nachtjagdgeschwader 3, the unit responsible for the night air defence of Denmark and North Germany. It was one of five Bf 110's taken by the British for technical evaluation. In 1946, it was selected for preservation by the Air Historical Branch. Now on display at the RAF Museum in Hendon this is one of only two intact Bf 110s. Pics mine.
  10. Have just broken open an Eduard Bf 110C kit. What a treat! Following on from the superlative 1/72 Hellcat, I'm beginning to form the opinion that, in 1/72 at least, if Eduard tackle a subject, other manufacturers may as well shrug their shoulders, admit defeat and just walk quietly away. Especially when I consider that, thanks to MJW Models, I got a weekend edition (with superfabric seatbelts) for less than the Airfix kit. Anyway a couple of queries even before glue touches plastic: a. The Eduard 20mm gun magazines have central holes in the back/bottom, which might be shrinkage. The Airfix magazines do not have those holes. Should the holes be there or not? b. I intend to complete my Eduard kit as Bf 110C-2 M8+EP of 6/ZG76 in 1940 using the Airfix transfers. Upper surfaces are 70/71. Eduard say the cockpit interior should be Grau 02 for both their chosen subjects (2N+EP of 9/ZG76 in greys and 2N+IR of I/ZG77 in 70/71), Airfix suggest RLM 66 (or more exactly Humbrol 32) for both M8+EP and their chosen C-4 of II/SKG 210. Who is right? c. Eduard would have you paint the radiator faces on both the nacelle and underwing radiators in MC219 Brass. Sounds odd to me, with MC214 Dark Iron, as used elesewhere for gun barrels and ammo drums, more plausible. Any thoughts? Thanks for your help. PS Thought this thread might help but it doesn't address the 02/66 issue: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234948997-airfix-bf110-c-cockpit-interior-colour/
  11. Does anyone know whether the Bf 110 had fore to aft seams running along it's back and belly or were they smoothed out? I've googled this and all the results were inconclusive and/or unclear.
  12. Well, I have finally completed this beasty for the Bf110 GB. It is the last BF110 flown by Heinz Schnaufer’s , who was the wars most successful night fighter pilot with 121 confirmed kills. Though with this aircraft, his final, he didn’t record any kills. There is not too many details on this particular and the only parts to survive the war are the rudders which are now on display (one each) in the Imperial War Museum and the Australian War Museum. I could have chosen a simpler build than Eduard’s 1/48 Bf110G and a simpler scheme then Schnaufer’s last aircraft!!! Eduard’s Bf110 is not a simple model to build, plus add extra bits and she becomes a bit of a challenge. On top of this a colour scheme for the most successful night fighter of all times last aircraft...for which there is little to no real info or photos for and you have the makings of an interesting build (I have other words to describe it but there may be children reading!!!). A big thanks to Max (“galgos”) for invaluable help on some of the details. It was a hard build plus for those who know my work routine one that had serious time constraints! But she’s finally finish, there are quite a few things I could have done better but in the end she’s a great addition to my night fighter collection (at least she’s finished). Lastly this model is dedicated to my Dad who passed away late last year......thanks for getting me into models and having the aircraft bug. Please enjoy, build thread: build link
  13. I'm in (with trepidation): Eduard 1/48 E (Weekend edition) to be a D-1/U-1 (or so I understand) of I/NJG3. Currently working up the courage to tackle the cockpit. All those fiddly bits scare me more than the ill-fitting nacelles... bob
  14. Messerschmitt Bf 110E Cockpit for Eduard Kit 1:72 Eduard Brassin For me, one of the best plastic kits released last year was Eduard’s superlative Messerschmitt Bf 110. The kit, or more correctly the series of kits, feature superb detail, clever engineering and great fit, making them the natural choice for enthusiast modellers committed to the smaller scales. As you might expect, Eduard have been quick to release a comprehensive set of aftermarket parts on the back of the kits, including photo etched and resin detail sets and additional decal options. Latest in their ‘Brassin’ series of resin accessories is this replacement resin cockpit for the Bf-110E. Excellent as the new kits might be, there are still limitations to what can be achieved with injection moulded plastic. Eduard have recognised this and delivered a superb upgrade that should please every modeller keen to make the most of the new kits. The set is comprised of a complete new cockpit, including a new floor and side walls, seats, instrument panel and controls, and equipment for the rear gunner’s compartment and radio. A small amount of cutting will be required in order to fit the new cockpit into the fuselage, as the kit’s sidewall detail is moulded on the inside of the fuselage halves. This shouldn’t take too long though, and even if you make a messy job of it, the resin parts will cover up your crimes! The pilot’s compartment is comprised of a seat, instrument panel, control column and rudder pedals, as well as the aforementioned floor and sidewalls. The amount of detail that Eduard have squeezed out of the moulds has to be seen to be believed, and the quality of casting is straight out of the top drawer. A small fret of photo etched parts is also included. Some of these are used to add finishing touches to the rudder pedals and to provide parts such as the harnesses for the seats. The rear gunner’s comparment includes the aforementioned radio, as well as a seat, a full set of ammunition magazines and the rear firing MG 15, complete with mount and photo etched ring and bead sight. As a bonus, the ventral gun bay for the twin 20mm MG FF is also included along with a resin replacement cover panel. This can be posed in the open or closed position as preferred. Conclusion As excellent as Eduard’s new Bf 110E is, there is always room for improvement. This new cockpit ticks all of the boxes in terms of detail and quality of manufacture. If anything, the level of detail makes it almost intimidating, even to those used to working with resin. That said, it is pretty much the last word in small scale detail, and for that reason can be firmly recommended. http://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/Brassin/Aircraft/1-72/Bf-110E-cockpit-1-72.html?cur=1'> Review sample courtesy of http://www.eduard.cz'>
  15. Messerschmitt Bf 110E Decals 1:72 Eduard Decals Eduard are almost unique amongst model kit manufacturers as they produce a huge range of aftermarket accessories as well as their own high quality plastic kits. The Czech firm make the most of this advantageous position by producing comprehensive aftermarket options for their own kits, most of which are released at the same time as the kits. Eduard’s new Bf 110 kit has followed this path and is already established as the best option for a 1:72 Zerstorer, ably supported by a range of Eduard’s own photo etch and resin accessories. Now it’s the turn of Eduard’s fledgling decal department to get in on the act. The sheet contains marking options for four aircraft: 4M + KB of 1./Erg. Zerst. Gr. Deblin-Irena, Poland, December 1942; 3U + CR of 7./ZG26; M8 + IP W.Nr. 3866, flown by Hans-Joachim Jabs, Staffelkapitan 6./Zg 76, Argos, 1941; and G9 + JN, 5./NJG1, Deelen, Holland, Spring 1941 The first three aircraft are all finished in RLM 02/RLM 71 over RLM 65, while the fourth is finished in RLM 22 (or black to you and me). The latter option also makes use of the large Dackelbauch (Daschund belly) tank which is included with the new kit but not used for any of the options on the kit’s decal sheet. I was half expecting Eduard to have included some historical notes for each aircraft, as they do for their ‘Profipack’ kits, but they haven’t. That’s a bit of a shame, but by no means a deal breaker. Eduard appear to have invested heavily in their own decal production facilities, as this sheet has been printed in the Czech Republic by Eduard themselves. Previously, many of their decal sheets have been produced by Cartograf of Italy. Quality seems to have been maintained though, as the sheet is nicely printed. Details are crisp and clear, and colours look good. The red colour layer looks very slightly out of register on my copy, but not enough to spoil what is a very nice sheet. Conclusion If you’ve got a copy of Eduard’s superb new Bf 110, you’ll no doubt be itching to build it. This sheet will provide you with a number of colour and marking options over and above those included with the kit. The decals look good on the sheet, and hopefully they will perform well too. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  16. Eduard Photo Etch detail sets for Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 110E 1:72 Eduard When Eduard’s brand-new Messerschmitt Bf 110 hit the shops last month, it pretty much blew the competition out of the water. The overall quality and level of detail put it far beyond any other Zerstorer available in the wonderful scale of 1:72. As expected, Eduard have supported the new kit with a comprehensive package of additional items. We reviewed their resin wheels and nose gun bay last month. Now we’ve got a couple of sets of photo etch parts to take a look at. Bf 110E for Eduard Kit 1:72 Eduard This set is clearly designed to complement the pre-painted fret included in the ‘profipack’ editions of the new kit. It is comprised of a single plain fret which includes a mixture of internal and external parts. The kit’s cockpit benefits from some additional parts not included in the ‘profipack’, including a map case, grab handles and various other bits and pieces. A full set of rib detail is provided for the main landing gear bays and hydraulic lines are included for the main gear legs themselves. The tail wheel leg receives a new scissor link. A pair of hinged fairings are provided for the underwing radiators as well. New tails are provided for the various bombs included in the kit, along with a couple of jigs to aid assembly. I used a very similar setup for the bombs in my recent Revell Ju 88 build review, and can vouch that they work very well. Bf 110 Workshop Ladder 1:72 Eduard This rather neat package is more of a diorama accessory than a detail set. Eduard’s chosen name for the product is also rather misleading, as there are in fact four ladders provided on the single pre-painted fret. Included are two small, simple step ladders, a much larger A-frame ladder and a ladder with inspection platform at the top which is larger still. Thanks to Eduard’s clever design, construction of all of the items is relatively straightforward. Folds are used wherever possible, so with the exception of the large ladder you won’t have to mess around gluing individual rungs in place. The designs are based on references found in “Messerschmitt Bf 110 at War” by Armand von Ishoven, but you could certainly get away with using these items alongside other, similarly proportioned, aircraft. Overall, this is an excellent little set. Conclusion Eduard’s Bf 110 is already a sublime model which has only cemented Eduard’s place at the top table of model manufacturers. These sets take an already great model to the next level. Definitely recommended. Review sample courtesy of
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