The summer of Messerschmitt rolls on. Got the nightfighter twins done.
Both kits were inspired by an Owl Decal sheet; one all black and one apparently an all black oversprayed randomly by RLM76. The oversprayed model took a bit of thought on how to execute the overspray but turned out great and looks a lot like the decal diagram. It looks like many different colors but the subtle thickness of the RLM 76 makes it look multi-color.
Th RLM 76 overspray was an Eduard Profipack and it has a lot of nice detail. Other than the fit of the wings to fuselage, which took a bit of fitting, the kit went together flawlessly.
The other kit was a monogram kit I have kept for near as I can figure 48 years. Back when I was a middle schooler earning kit money mowing lawns I’m sure I picked this up on one of our summer excursions to Chicago from Rockford. Not sure if it was Al’s Hobbies or one closer to Des Plaines but it was carried by my folks for many years until they gave me all of my unbuilt kits one year in a box. I had wanted back then to build it into a night fighter and here you go. Sometimes those hobby plans take a bit longer to materialize!
The kit was added to extensively. I am building a third Bf-110 right now with an Eduard Big Sin sets, which includes a resin cockpit, so that kit donated the cockpit to this kit. It also has resin wheels that I molded and copied off the Eduard kit, and a vacu formed canopy. With all the modern stuff I haven’t had to do a vacu form technique for a while.
The canopy from the kit was too narrow and too thick. So I cut it in two, added a middle spacer to spread the canopy out a bit, sanded the whole thing smooth, vacuformed it on the trustly Mattel vacu-form machine, then added frames using thin cut scotch tape and then carefully painted by hand. I think it looks pretty good and you can see the inside of the cockpit without me opening it up. It may not be entirely accurate but it looks pretty good after a dip in Future.
I have to go finish the Bf-110 stepchild -going to make it to be a western desert aircraft, a long ways away from it’s nightfighter brothers!