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One GB I've been really looking forward to, with a smidge of poetic license.

 

On the August 15th 30 Bf 110's were shot down, they had been used for high altitude bomber escorts. However, were easy pickings for the RAF's fighters, when Herman Göring ordered the fighting to stay with the bombers.

 

My plan is to build a diorama of the picture below, using the Tamiya Spitfire kit and Fujimi bf110 kit.

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The Bf 110 will be straight and level with the starboard engine on fire, with the pilot getting into a position to bail out. I'm using Montex masks for the canopy and insignia belonging to 6./ZG 76 , I will use chicken wire and cotton wool to produce the smoke and some woodland scenics LEDs to produce the flames.

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To hold the Spitfire in place I will use a metal rod concealed in the smoke, I will be using camouflage masks for the first time with insignia of 92 Sqn QJ*K flown by the youngest fighter Pilot to fly Spitfires Geffrey Wellum. 

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I've gathered a few other bits, the lifecolor Battle of Britain paint set, the AK German paint set, a base with a coastline base picture.

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1 hour ago, modelling minion said:

Now this really does look very interesting Ozzy, quite a big project but it will look fantastic when completed.

Don't blame you for using masks for the 110's canopy, there's a lot of canopy!

 

Thanks Craig,

 

somthing to keep me busy over the summer, hopefully it will all turn out ok I'm starting with the 110 first. I must remember to be patient and not take the masks off to soon.

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Hi Ozzy. Really looking forward to seeing your build in progress! I've wondered for a while how modellers get smoke effects using LEDs and cotton wool. I will be taking notes and probably asking lots of questions! Good luck with your project. 

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Kind regards,

Stix 

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7 minutes ago, PlaStix said:

Hi Ozzy. Really looking forward to seeing your build in progress! I've wondered for a while how modellers get smoke effects using LEDs and cotton wool. I will be taking notes and probably asking lots of questions! Good luck with your project. 

:popcorn:

Kind regards,

Stix 

Thanks Stix,

 

ive followed a few builds using the same technique, hopefully it will workout ok. I will be more than happy to answer any questions to avoiding sticky situations. It’s going to be more successful then my fiat attempt when I melted the wheel of the 109 I was building with the soldering iron.

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Sounds good Ozzy 👍

 

I still remember your last BoB GB project with the Henschell and Hurricane. 

 

I look forward to seeing this one progressing.

 

Cheers Greg 

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33 minutes ago, GREG DESTEC said:

Sounds good Ozzy 👍

 

I still remember your last BoB GB project with the Henschell and Hurricane. 

 

I look forward to seeing this one progressing.

 

Cheers Greg 

Thanks Greg,

 

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along the same lines, this time with some of electrics.

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11 minutes ago, Hewy said:

Sound like a superb idea ozzy 

Thanks Glynn,

 

i had initially thought of a mixed scale build with an Airfix 1/72 Do 17, I then realised the wingspan was the same as a 1/48 Bf 110. I managed to pick one up at Telford last year for £15, hopefully the 110 will take the weight of the Spitfire.

 

9 minutes ago, mick said:

look forward to your build

Thanks Mick, I’m going to build the 110 first and get that setup. The lights are a bit of an experiment for a build I’ve got planned for the MTO GB.

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Ive just been sent this by the chairman, if you've subscribed to the re vamped Airfx club. You may see me on a leaflet, I'm bottom left holding a Lego Beetle.

 

Autograph signings via my agent.

 

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On 7/3/2020 at 10:00 PM, Ozzy said:

On the August 15th 30 Bf 110's were shot down, they had been used for high altitude bomber escorts. However, were easy pickings for the RAF's fighters, when Herman Göring ordered the fighting to stay with the bombers.

Great choice of subjects.  I do like the Fujimi 110 kits, they are nicely detailed and much easier to get the nacelles right than the Eduard ones.

 

That's a lot of Bf110s lost on one day but it did happen.  They were much better as pure fighters where they could use height advantage and firepower to good effect - just ask Hans-Joachim Jabs and co. of ZG76 who were highly successful Bf110 pilots.  The 110 was a much better aircraft than many people think, it was just not used effectively a lot of the time.

 

Good luck with your builds!

 

Matt

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2 hours ago, MattG said:

Great choice of subjects.  I do like the Fujimi 110 kits, they are nicely detailed and much easier to get the nacelles right than the Eduard ones.

 

That's a lot of Bf110s lost on one day but it did happen.  They were much better as pure fighters where they could use height advantage and firepower to good effect - just ask Hans-Joachim Jabs and co. of ZG76 who were highly successful Bf110 pilots.  The 110 was a much better aircraft than many people think, it was just not used effectively a lot of the time.

 

Good luck with your builds!

 

Matt

Thanks Matt,

 

i’m looking forward to building the 110, probably my favourite WW2 aircraft. I built the Dragon kit a few years ago, I had heard horror story’s about the Eduard kit.

 

having done a bit of reading the 110 crews tended to be the more experienced airmen, I read in one post that over 200 of the aircraft type were lost during the battle. The Sqn I’ve got markings for is of Hans Joachim jabs aircraft he flew until May 1940, before he swapped to the more famous one that crash landed with a different crew.

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I've had a rather a productive afternoon, I sorted the base out and cut out the bottom of the fuselage just behind the cockpit area. I also got the cockpit together ready for some paint later, I've also feathered the prop of the burning engine.

 

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14 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

A great start Ozzy, I like the base.

Thanks Craig,

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So what are you going to do next week after finishing this lot this weekend? 😁

I'm still on the fence regarding the 'prop blur' etch stuff, I'm going to content myself with filling and sanding the propeller hubs on my build, probably have a stopped engine on the HE-111, and a light airbrushed blur around the hubs.

 

Davey.

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1 hour ago, SimonT said:

Looking good, the feathered prop is a nice touch!

Thanks Simon,

 

wishful thinking within all the chaos, the driver would have followed his drills before bailing out.

 

1 hour ago, DaveyGair said:

So what are you going to do next week after finishing this lot this weekend? 😁

I'm still on the fence regarding the 'prop blur' etch stuff, I'm going to content myself with filling and sanding the propeller hubs on my build, probably have a stopped engine on the HE-111, and a light airbrushed blur around the hubs.

 

Davey.

😂😂 I've got some bits for the 110 on order, it may run on till mid week.

 

ive used them on a few builds before and found them ok, having put them against the 110 prop is a little smaller so will have to do a bit of cutting. It's the first time I've done a stopped prop you can see the difference, your plan for your 111 sound good looking forward to seeing them come to life.

 

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Can you tell me the codes of the Hs 126. I was going to do this one later because I knew one had been shoot down in the early period of BOB.

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9 hours ago, Greg Law said:

Can you tell me the codes of the Hs 126. I was going to do this one later because I knew one had been shoot down in the early period of BOB.

Hi Greg,

 

taken from my first post durning the last GB.

 

On the 1st of August 1940 at 1400hrs. Hurricane's from 145 Sqn were scrambled to intercept Ju 88's, as they made contact with the Ju 88's there was also a Hershel Hs 126 an number of Hurricanes went to intercept this aircraft. One of the aircraft was P3155 flown by Sub. Lt Kestin, unfortunately he was shot down by the Hs 126 aircraft just off the south coast. The Hs 126 was later shot down close to the French coast. Sub. Lt Kestin's body washed ashore in mid August.

This leads me onto my builds a dog fighting double:

An Airfix Hurricane 1:48. 145 Sqn 

ICM hershel Hs 126 1:48. 9 gruppe

 

I used the codes L2 37, not sure if their 100% correct for the aircraft.

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Got the wings built today, I started with the starboard side I cut a rectangle at the rear of the engine for the LEDs. I then drilled a hole on the horizontal through the wing and the front of the engine housing, I then threaded the wire through the fuselage and stuck the wing to the fuselage.

 

For the port side where the engine cowling meets the wing I cut a gap to thread the wire through, I dropped the motor in the engine cowling levelled it up and put a couple of dabs of super glue in to hold into place. I drilled out the spinner to fit the motor thread, I cut the prop blur to size and fixed into place then threaded the wire through the fuselage and glued the wing in place.

 

the fuselage is still in two halves as I've still got the cockpit to finish off, bellow are the pictures of today's activities just two as I forgot to take some pictures as I went along. The first picture is with no power, the second pick is with power to the prop. I will have to be careful, as the spinning prop if it ever comes lose could become a homemade ninja Death Star. I had to hold it down, as even with just one prop it had a fair pull on it.

 

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1 hour ago, Stew Dapple said:

That looks really effective, but I see what you mean: you wouldn't want to get your fingers in the way :)

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

Thanks Stew,

 

maybe it could double up as a salad chopper.

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