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SimonL

1/72 Airfix Bf110 in RAF colours

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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.
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I really like the captured scheme. The captured Fiat Cr42 for example is really lovely.

Great end result though, be proud of yourself. Maybe build some more captured German stuff too!

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It looks really good.

For some reason I have two Airfix 110s in my stash (I build only RAF WW2), one of them is going to done like yours.

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I am now thinking of doing a Bf109 in a captured scheme, if I can find the appropriate decals in my spares bank!

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That looks really good. Love it!

The book "Wings of the Luftwaffe" by Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown is a great read and also has pictures and references to the German planes he flew which had usually had RAF markings applied (I have an Arado Ar234 jet bomber lined up for one of "his" planes :) )

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I am now thinking of doing a Bf109 in a captured scheme, if I can find the appropriate decals in my spares bank!

If you're ever feeling really adventurous :)

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Really cool build, looks great

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Now that is unusual - very nice.

Cheers,

Mike

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If you're ever feeling really adventurous :)

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Or one of the wavy line Ju88s!

Turned out nicely Simon, I must get on with mine!

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Looks great and so unusual in this scheme.

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