Category: Intermediate (?)
Model: Bf 110 G-2 (possibly R3 Version)
Aftermarket additions: Possible Aires cockpit. Possibly New Decals.
This is a little vague at the moment but I'm hoping to join the Group Build with this entry. As this is my first Group Build, I'm not sure what my category should be, based on the two Start-to Finish builds I've already posted on the Forum, so I'm open to that being changed, if the judges think fit.
Having had a look at what's already been entered, I thought I'd go for this version of the Bf 110, as it's one I'm not familiar with and so far, hasn't been entered by anyone else.
Looking at the entries already submitted, I suspect I'm going about this backwards. Most of you have a specific aircraft/pilot in mind for your submission, then choose the kit appropriate to that. I've picked a kit I liked the look of and am now beginning to research an appropriate subject.
This is my first Bf110 build and although I have some familiarity with the C and D versions, I hadn't come across this G version before, except as a nightfighter. So I'm really starting from a low level of knowledge on this build. At least on my previous Bf109E build, I knew of some of the pilots. With the 110, I don't even have that basic level of knowledge.
I've posted some photos of the kit and schemes. I have two initial questions:
1. Would anybody know if there are any major inaccuracies with the kit that have to be addressed?
2. Are the two schemes supplied with the kit accurate to the aircraft depicted?
I've already done a quick Google search for 110 G-2 Decals but so far without any joy, so I may have to build to the kit decals.
There's a separate nose cone supplied with the kit, incorporating two cannon, which will possibly allow me to build a different variant?
I don't think I'll be in a position to start building for 2-3 weeks but in the meantime will be trying to dig up as much info as possible on this variant. I anyone can help, or point me to any source of information, I'd be very grateful.