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1/72 Bf-110 factory WIP

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  • Member since
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  • From: hamburg michigan
1/72 Bf-110 factory WIP
Posted by fermis on Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:18 PM

 

Been a little while since I've done a big ole batch-o-builds!

The two at the back have all the goodies that are standard with the profiPACKs...in addition, I've got a Brassin pit for the G-4, some wheels, a nose gun bay, an engine (and another on the way)...all kinds of good stuff! The white box is another G-4 "Overtrees".

Fun part will be keeping everything in proper order!!!

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 28, 2018 5:19 AM
Oh h-e-double hockey sticks yes. I'll be watching.

 

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:35 AM

I’ll definately be following as always.  How you’re able to do so many kits at once befuddles me.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench: Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger (A kit Mrs. Toshi purchased for me at Hobby Lobby)

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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:10 PM
Sounds like a big project I'll be watching

Clint

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:17 PM

It’s neat, it’s multi-engined, it’s Luftwaffe... I’m watching! Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1 

 

 

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  • From: Chicago, Illinois
Posted by Phil1947 on Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:54 PM

I can't manage to keep my pairs of socks together much less build several kits at the same time!

~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:21 PM

Phil1947

I can't manage to keep my pairs of socks together much less build several kits at the same time!

 

Ditto!  Lol.  Only time I managed more then one was the Eduard P-39 Airacobra's that came with 2 kits. 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 29, 2018 4:17 AM

Mopar Madness

It’s neat, it’s multi-engined, it’s Luftwaffe... I’m watching! Beer

 

Yep, what more could you ask for.

Will be watching this fermis.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench:

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Posted by RadMax8 on Monday, January 29, 2018 11:27 PM

Fermis, you’re a mad man! At least you’ll have a full squadron of BF 110’s when you’re done!

The ”Overtrees” kits are a great way to save money and use all those beautiful decals that Eduard kits come with. Glad to see you’ll be utilizing one!

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:36 PM

Glad to have you all along for the ride!

 

 

 

About ready to dig in!

I was waiting on a few things....including another G-4.

 

 

 

 

 

Undecided on markings for this one.

 

Same with this one

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, February 01, 2018 4:43 AM
Ok let me get this all together. You're doing a C, 2 x D, and 3 x G version. Sweet..........

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, February 02, 2018 11:36 AM

This will be an incredible WIP ride!  I can’t wait to see this all come together!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench: Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger (A kit Mrs. Toshi purchased for me at Hobby Lobby)

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, February 04, 2018 4:12 PM

Alright, got a little something to show.

Started with some fiddly bits...because I know, when I get done with the main build, I'd put off doing all this stuff.

 

Gear doors, front gear bay bulkheads, and wheels...

 

 

Gears...

 

 

Props...

 

 

And gear bays...

 

 

That's where the last 20 hours of bench time has gotten me!

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, February 04, 2018 5:51 PM

Aaarghh, too many pieces!

John

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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, February 04, 2018 6:11 PM
Wow that's some progress

Clint

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 04, 2018 8:17 PM

That factory is working overtime!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1 

 

 

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Sunday, February 04, 2018 9:37 PM
Does any of these night fighters have the jazz music configuration or the option for it in the kit? I've been looking for a kit that does but haven't been able to find a answer.

Clint

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Posted by fermis on Monday, February 05, 2018 1:27 AM

Rambo
Does any of these night fighters have the jazz music configuration or the option for it in the kit? I've been looking for a kit that does but haven't been able to find a answer.
 

To be honest...I have no idea what that is!

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 05, 2018 2:28 AM

Blimey fermis, i thought you were just doing 4, that looked bad enough. The wholeassembely line is really coming along.

Jazz Music were the upward firing guns fitted into the rear fuselage or cockpit of some German nightfighters. The 110's had them in the cockpit, i thin that G-4 kit has them if i remember right when i was looking at the Eduard instructions on the site.

Speaking of which, i'll be keen to see if you think the resin pit is worth getting for the profi pack kit. I can't make up my mind whether to go for that or just the weekend edition.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench:

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, February 05, 2018 2:28 AM
This is taken from one of my books on German night fighters Oberfeldwebel Paul Mahle a "weapons man" with 5./ NJG 5 had seen a defensive upward firing installation in a Do 217 torpedo bomber at the Luftwaffe development centre at Tarnewitz. He decided to try to fit a similar installation in a Messerschmitt 110 to enable the night fighter to attack from underneath an enemy bomber. Such an attack had 2 advantages namely the fighter would be in the bombers defensive blind spot - most RAF heavy bombers lacked a turret under the aircraft - and the fighter would have an easy, no deflection, shot at the bomber. Initially 2 aircraft were converted and after testing the first saw use against the RAF raid on Peenemunde 17/18 August 1943. The pilots who these aircraft were the Staffelkapitan, leutnant Peter Erhardt who shot down 4 bombers on this mission and Unteroffizier Walter Holker who previously had not met enemy bombers shot down 2. Tracerless ammunition was used and the attacked bomber often literally never knew what hit them. Source: M Middlebrook The Peenemunde Raid ISBN 0 14 010736 3 The fitting of guns at an angle was known as "Schrage Musik" (Jazz Music). Such installations were fitted to a variety of German night fighters. Schr├Ąge-Musik "Slanting Music" or "Jazz Music" A favored form of attack was to close in from astern to within 30 - 50 yards (m) and give a good burst of fire to kill the tail gunner then leisurely hack away at the now defenseless bomber. In IV/NJG1 it was found to be even better to make an approach 150ft (m ) below the bomber and match speeds until ready to attack, in this position the night fighter was nearly immune from detection and machine-gun fire. The pilot would then pull up almost vertically and fire when the bomber's nose met the top of the Revi C.12/D gun sight. Installation in Bf 110s, Ju88s and Do217s of 'schrage musik' allowed night fighters to attack from directly beneath the bombers without having to execute the intricate maneuvers described above. The two MG FFs or MG 151/20s 20mm cannons mounted in the cabin or fuselage at a 70 -80 angle were aimed by a second Revi C.12/D or 16B gun sight mounted on the canopy roof. 'Schrage musik' proved to be lethal and took a fearsome toll of heavy bombers in the night battles of 1944 - 45.

Clint

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Posted by fermis on Monday, February 05, 2018 10:23 AM

Bish

 

Jazz Music were the upward firing guns fitted into the rear fuselage or cockpit of some German nightfighters. The 110's had them in the cockpit, i thin that G-4 kit has them if i remember right when i was looking at the Eduard instructions on the site.

Ah, yes.

And yes, the G-4 does have them in the kit.

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Posted by fermis on Friday, February 16, 2018 11:18 PM

Wings are finished up...

 

 

The G's have a different style wingtip and nav lights. I cut away the molded in "lights" and replaced em with clear sprue.

I flattened one side, and drilled shallow holes, which were filled with clear green/red.

 

 

Rivets...lots and lots of rivets!

 

 

I screwed up a little bit. I figured I'd do one exposed engine on the left, and do the right on another plane. The a/m set is designed to be on the left. Not a huge deal, just a little trimming on the bulkhead to make it fit the right side, and I had to cut the rear panel section from the kit parts, rather than use the resin.

 

 

Pits will be next!!!!

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Posted by RadMax8 on Friday, February 16, 2018 11:47 PM

You’ve been a busy lad. All looks good to me, Fermis!

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Posted by Rambo on Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:24 AM
Lot of wings all looking good

Clint

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Posted by fermis on Friday, March 16, 2018 8:56 AM

Finally managed to get the G pits mostly done. There's a bit more to do for them, but that'll be later on, just before the canopies go on.

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the serious lack of bench time...I'm going to carry on with just the G's, and set the earlier versions aside for now.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:40 AM

So much detail for such a small scale!  Those G's are looking great!  Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1 

 

 

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, March 16, 2018 12:05 PM

Ok,  I only have one question,  why are you doing 6 at a time?   way cool and it would blow my mind but why!   Lol

John

On the Bench: 1/144 TU-22, 1/48 ESCI Mirage III C

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, March 16, 2018 12:21 PM

You are doing great stuff here. Love all of your paintwork.

Me, I couldn't handle the repetitive nature of this project, but it looks like you have having great fun with it!

-Greg

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Posted by 7474 on Friday, March 16, 2018 1:53 PM
Wowie wow wow
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Posted by fermis on Friday, March 16, 2018 8:43 PM

Thanks dudes!

Why 6?...4 are commission builds. I've done several others, but not any for myself...so 2 (G & D) are for me. It is tedious and repetative, but much faster to do them all together, like an assembly line. I have decided to put the 3 early versions on the back burner for now though. I'm remodeling an entire house, so that is really killing my bench time. I'll continue on with the G's, so I can get em shipped out, then pick back up on the others.

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