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obdl3945

Dragon's Destroyer

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Hi...  this is my recently completed Bf110C from Dragon, in 1/32 scale.  A good kit to build with nice detail throughout.  Only additions were the exhaust pipes.  The finished model shows a Bf110C-4 from 7./ZG26 during the Battle of Britain, damaged on 25/09/1940 while on bomber escort duties but managed to regain the French coast before executing a belly-landing.

 

I hope you like these photos.  The full build can be seen here.

 

NB:  24/02/19 - it has come to my attention today of photographic proof confirming this aircraft did NOT carry white cowlings; this was unknown to me at the time of working on the model, so I would prefer to set the record straight for the purpose of historical accuracy.   My apologies to all.

 

Thanks for looking in.

 

Regards,

 

Paul

 

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That looks fantastic, a nicely detailed model. It must be huge in 1/32 my 1/48th model is a fair size!

 

gazza l 

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Very nice looking build and nicely finished.

 

How did you droop the slats? Was it a scratch job or are there aftermarket parts available?

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Hi, guys...  thanks very much for your comments, which I really appreciate. 

 

Malcolm, the leading edge slats are the kit items, cut from the wing.  The upper section was reasonably easy to remove although the underside section is very thin and narrow, so much more difficult to cut away.  Given the thinness of that piece, it ends up slightly curved after detaching it, so has to be carefully and slowly glued, in steps, back to the upper section, thus helping to bring it back into line.  A little bit of tidying up on the leading edge and sculpting of the plastic at either end to achieve the correct shape, and it's done.  I used a mini-drill for the sculpting, with a thin sanding attachment... I imagine good result can be achieved with a sharp knife, but watch your fingers, as it's a rather fiddly job, especially at the outer, narrower end of the slat!

 

Regards,

 

Paul

 

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8 hours ago, obdl3945 said:

Hi, guys...  thanks very much for your comments, which I really appreciate. 

 

Malcolm, the leading edge slats are the kit items, cut from the wing.  The upper section was reasonably easy to remove although the underside section is very thin and narrow, so much more difficult to cut away.  Given the thinness of that piece, it ends up slightly curved after detaching it, so has to be carefully and slowly glued, in steps, back to the upper section, thus helping to bring it back into line.  A little bit of tidying up on the leading edge and sculpting of the plastic at either end to achieve the correct shape, and it's done.  I used a mini-drill for the sculpting, with a thin sanding attachment... I imagine good result can be achieved with a sharp knife, but watch your fingers, as it's a rather fiddly job, especially at the outer, narrower end of the slat!

 

Regards,

 

Paul

 

Thanks Paul - I have one of these to build and I will probably separate the slats like you - they seem to be open on most, though not all, pictures of the real thing.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Gents, can I just draw you attention to the insert at the top of this thread, namely NB:  24/02/19 - it has come to my attention today of photographic proof confirming this aircraft did NOT carry white cowlings; this was unknown to me at the time of working on the model, so I would prefer to set the record straight for the purpose of historical accuracy.   My apologies to all.

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3 minutes ago, obdl3945 said:

Gents, can I just draw you attention to the insert at the top of this thread, namely NB:  24/02/19 - it has come to my attention today of photographic proof confirming this aircraft did NOT carry white cowlings; this was unknown to me at the time of working on the model, so I would prefer to set the record straight for the purpose of historical accuracy.   My apologies to all.

Do not apologise my friend, you build to what you think at the time.  Besides which, that is a cracking build.

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Wow,.... what a beauty!

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PLC/tonyot...

 

Thanks for your comments.   I'm pleased you both like the finished result.  I am as well, despite the slight inaccuracy.  It now sits in a place of prominence alongside other BoB participants in my collection... :)

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