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    **** DONE: 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-2 - Me/ Fw Group Build.

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    Category: Intermediate (?)
    Model: Bf 110 G-2 (possibly R3 Version)
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Revell
    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.

    Cheers, Gerry
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    Superb work Gerry! The canopy looks fine to me - think you're being a bit hard on yourself as it's a tough subject in 1/48.






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    Really looking forward to the finished shots.



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    Not bad at all mate!




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    very, very nice Gerry



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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimea_River View Post
    Superb work Gerry! The canopy looks fine to me - think you're being a bit hard on yourself as it's a tough subject in 1/48.
    Thanks Andy for the reassuring comment. I just feel there's some things I've got to improve on if I'm going to be really happy with my builds. And thanks also to Wayne, Vic and Karl. Much appreciated.

    Photo 1. So I picked up where I left off yesterday, with the canopy. To be fair when I finished installing it, it wasn't as gappy as I initially thought. Most of the filling was at the rear section, at the gun window. This was filled with PVA, left to dry and touched up.

    Photos 2 & 3. The props, spinners and backplates were then added. They just clipped into position and are turnable. Spots of Superglue are holding the spinners to the backplates and some wear marks were added to the blades.

    Photo 4. The rear wheel was added when the main gear was installed - I had just forgotten to photograph it. It just clipped into the pre-moulded bracket, which comes attached to the fuselage in this kit.

    Photos 5 & 6. The navigation lights I forgot to photograph earlier and the pitot head installed on the starboard wing tip. For the lights I nicked Terry's clever idea of painting the positioning recesses in the clear perspex in the appropriate colour, (from his Hurricane build, I think). I was very pleased with the result.

    Photo 7. Finally, the wire antennae were strung. Blobs of Superglue were painted white for the insulators, and a tiny notch at the tip of the canopy antenna, over which the wire is looped. The other end is attached to a small notch in the tail fin, with a dot of Superglue. I used 1 lb. fishing line, coloured with a metallic marker.

    That's this build finished, I believe. Hope you enjoyed it, as much as I enjoyed all your comments and contributions.

    My next post should be the set of required shots in a new finished thread.
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    Fantastic work Gerry.

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    Looks great Gerry!


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    Well done mate. Turned out quite nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry View Post
    Thanks Andy for the reassuring comment. I just feel there's some things I've got to improve on if I'm going to be really happy with my builds.
    Isn't that always true though? It's the same with me. There are still many things I want to do better and that's part of what makes me look forward to the next project.





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    Very neat build Gerry and like you I'm kind of intrigued with Terry's nav light idea and now use it werever I can.



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    Great build Gerry, it looks the biz, and well worth all the effort.





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    Good Job mate!




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    For the latest posts, thanks (and condolences) to Jerry. Thanks to Gnomey, Andy, Vic, Terry and Wayne for their continued support through the rough and the smooth. A final thank you to everyone else who posted their support on this build thread and a special thanks to Erich, Andy (Crimea_River) and Terry (Airframes) for keeping me on the straight and narrow throughout the build, and particularly to Terry and Andy for the practical help they contributed.

    I've now posted the finished photos to the Group Build Thread.

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    Excellent Gerry!

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    Gerry

    she looks mean . . . .

    question was the upper nose with 3cm cannon openings part of the kit ? man they look huge
    Rip it up !

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    Erich, Apologies for this very late reply to your last post on this thread. I must have missed it when I opened the 'finished' thread on this build and didn't think to check back to see if there were any further posts here. It was only when I was recently showing someone my build sequence, that I discovered it. As this Group Build is essentially finished, you may not even pick up on this response, but your question deserves a reply.

    The kit supplies 2 versions of the nose, one with the openings faired over and one with opened channels, with the cannons in position as in picture 3, in post 29. Rather than drill open the faired over nose, I choose to drill out the cannon barrels in the second option. In doing that, I left the channels as moulded - as far as I remember. So I'm putting this one down to the kit. However in real scale and in natural daylight they don't look nearly as obvious, and black, as they do in some of my close-up photos.

    Gerry

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