Kingfisher update – and the summer of Messerschmitts has begun

It has been over a week since I painted the Kingfisher.  I used the D-Tack blue stuff again on this to create the tri-color soft camo and it seemed to work well.  I may never have to freehand an airbrush job again.

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The kit is coming right along, and I have started weathering and decaling it.  The decals were few; star and bars, hull number, and a few stenciles.  Looks very simple and elegant.

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I have parked this one for a bit while I have been working on the three Bf-110s.  I am building two Eduard 1/72 and one Monogram 1/72.  The Monogram one is a kit I bought in 1967.  I have wanted to paint a Bf-110 in all black night fighter camo since I was in middle school.

The first kit is the Eduard  profipack and had all of the color photo etch and masks.  It’s my first time using pre-painted photo etch.  Colors are a little bright but it’s like the D-tack stuff – never have to paint an instrument panel again, and in 1/72 that can be some intricate work. (Not sure I like the photo etched seatbelts either!)

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The kit went together like a dream.  It’s been a long time since I built a 1/72 scale kit and the new technologies are amazing.  Only problem I had was the the top of the wings didn’t quite come up quite high enough which meant I had to do a little filing and fitting.  I’ll see if that is any different on the last Eduard I build (#3)

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After completing the first kit, I am going to pull the cockpit parts out of the Eduard #3 kit and put them into the Monogram kit.  I did a bit of a test fit using the cockpit from the first Eduard kit to see how it would look in the Monogram kit.  I needed to Dremel away some plastic in the monogram kit but it looks like I have a possibility to make it work (remember the Monogram kit comes with just a pilot and a few odd things inside, but no cockpit.

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The third kit, the other Eduard kit, will get treated to the Eduard Bf-110 Big Sin set which included cockpit, engine, forward gun bay, and wheels.  The set (in 1/72 scale) looks wonderful and intricate.  More photos on that in the coming posts.

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2 thoughts on “Kingfisher update – and the summer of Messerschmitts has begun

    • The Bf 110D weekend addition is still only $11.97 at Squadron. They have a less expensive under $15 shipping rate so I think it’s about $19 shipped.
      The cool part is that the weekend and profipak kits I bought both have the same sprues, which includes both fuselage types and even the tropical intake filters.
      Can build pretty much any version, although I wish they’d offer the belly cannon as a brassin release instead if having to buy the limited edition.

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