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For my third build, I will be attempting Eduard's 1/72 Bf110C-6 - BM's own Paul A H provided this detailed and well-illustrated review ... and this is the version I hope to build: According to John Vasco's book 'Messerschmitt BF110 - Bombsights over England' this aircraft flew from St.Omer airfield on the 29 July 1940 to take part in the attack on the convoy 'Cat' and was damaged in combat with Hurricanes of 151 Squadron resulting in a crash-landing on its return to St.Omer. Pictures of this aircraft on page 50 show that at the time of the crash the rear-gunner's canopy had been modified with the semi-circular cut-out for the rearward-pointing MG but the aircraft also has the recessed gun stowage slot on the right-hand side of the fuselage (I hope the poor quality of my photograph of the book will negate any copyright issues but am happy to remove the picture if it does not constitute 'fair usage'): Anyway, all I plan on adding to the kit are the Quickboost exhausts which are not really necessary but nice to have: ... and some paint and glue; I will be using the Phoenix Precision Paints RLM65, 70 & 71 plus the RLM24 for the blue parts of the propeller spinners. Cheers, Stew
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
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