Third Bf-110 is underway

I am building the third Bf-110 in a row.  I’m inspired by a fellow blogger who builds multiple kits of the same kind at the same time, recently a bolt load of A-10s.

This is another Eduard, got it cheap on Squadron.  I am using the Eduard Big Sin set for this; it comes with a cockpit, engine, wheels, and open nose armament.  All the casting are great and the fit of the kit is precise and the resin fits perfectly.  I don’t know how many times I’ve wrestled other company’s resin sets into a fuselage.

I finished the last two 110s in night fighter schemes, this one will go into a desert scheme with another OWL deal sheet.  Looking forward to getting to painting but I have been steady on the airbrush building and painting a lot of sub components.  Hopefully ready for camouflage this coming weekend.

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I’m gearing up for the big event in the Summer of Messerschmitt.  After the 110s are done I am going to build 3 1/32 scale Bf-109s; and E, F, and G at the same time.  A couple of these are old and I don’t plan on doing any re-scribing, filling, sanding (well maybe a little), or weathering.  These are going to be out of the box.  I have a set of decals that cover all three from AML.

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Kingfisher and the Messerschmitts

Painting of the Kingfisher continues.  Not much work done over the weekend as it was the yard work holiday but we’ve got two out of three colors on the Kingfisher.

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While I am waiting for these to dry I thought I’d get started on the Bf-110’s.  I want to build two nightfighter versions with a different scheme off of an Owl Decal sheet I picked up.  My initial plan was to use the Eduard Big Sin set I purchased to go with the Eduard Bf-110E Profipack.  This set has a ton of detail and I was wondering what I had gotten these old eyes into, as I normally don’t do 1/72 scale.

Game plan was to use the Big Sin in the Eduard kit and convert the Eduard cockpit into the sparse Monogram Bf-110 kit.  I’ve had this Monogram kit since the 60’s to put a nightfighter camo on it and I thought I’d build both of these kits at once.  Here are both fuselages together.

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Here are the Eduard sets.  The cockpit detail and the small size of the parts is amazing!

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Upon further investigation the etched detail with the Profipack was far superior to the fret in the Bf-110 Big Sin cockpit set and I’ve decided to build the Eduard Profipack out of the box with the neat etch they give you with that kit.  I’ve ordered another Eduard Weekend edition of the Bf-110 (on sale at Squadron for 11.97) and will us the Big Sin set on it and use it’s cockpit in the Monogram set.  I’ll build the Weekend edition using all of the Big Sin parts including engine and nose gun bay.  I have another Owl sets of decals for a tricky North Africa camo that will be the topic of a later post.

Here the Profipack cockpit underway.

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