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1/48 Eduard Bf 110 C-4 9/ZG26 "Horst Wessel" (Finished)

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  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
1/48 Eduard Bf 110 C-4 9/ZG26 "Horst Wessel" (Finished)
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 2:16 AM

Hello, I took a little break from the forum for awhile, but I've still been pluggin away at the bench.  I thought I would share my latest project.  I was asked to a build a Bf 110 using the following picture. 

It's allegedly a C-4 model from 9/ZG26 based in Africa in 1942.  It's unknown how accurate the "drawing" is, but that wasn't particularly important to whom I built it for.  As long as it looks like the picture in the book we're happy. Truthfully, to me it looks more like an E model, but all I had was Eduard C in my stash, so I used it. Except for the extended fuselage tail, it had the parts to duplicate the picture (thanks Eduard).  I'm definitely no BF110 expert and my attempt to find out the differences was nauseating.

I added resin exhausts, wheels and gun barrels, but the rest was out of the box.  The crosses were painted on with Montex masks and I pieced together the other markings out of my decal stash.  Paint was a mix of Tamiya paints. The lighter brown is their recommendation for RLM 79 while the darker is XF-64 Red Brown.  The underside was their mix for RLM 78.  This was all mixed to my eye of course by adding white and buff respectively.  I used the hairspray and liquid frisket techniques for chipping and Ammo Mig washes to dirty it up.  

The Eduard 110 isn't the easiest to build and takes patience.  That said, once you get used to it's quirks, it becomes much more enjoyable. This is my third one and each one gets a bit easier.  I'm thinking a defense of the Reich G-2 with rockets soon. 

 

  

 

I think it' close...

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:51 AM

That is a stunner, Joe. Well done. The weathering on her is amazing.

BK

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:56 AM

Another beauty.  The 110 is a mean looking airplane.

Thanks,

John

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    July 2003
  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11:57 AM

Some really, really nice pluggin away at the bench.

Beautiful!

On the kitchen counter top in North Carolina

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:38 PM

Absolutely stunning work Lawdog 114!  Love the camo scheme and that weathering/shading looks great.  The Me- 110 was always one of my favorite WWII German aircraft.

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 8:05 PM

Really nice build.  I always like when you post because you explain paints used and techniques.  One question if I may.  I'm having mixed results with hairspray chipping.  I use Tamiya paints and their X20A thinner.  How long after the top color do you start chipping?  how much water does it take to activate the hairspray?  

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:57 AM

Really nice!  What's your workaround on fitting the nacelles? Yours here look perfect.

Cheers!

Chuck

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, March 19, 2022 8:41 PM

Wow!  Fantastic build LD. The desert scheme with your fading and chipping technique really pops. Looks great. Congrats. I haven't ventured into 110 territory yet but someday will take the plunge. 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, March 21, 2022 2:16 AM

BrandonK

That is a stunner, Joe. Well done. The weathering on her is amazing.

BK

 

Thank you Brandon

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, March 21, 2022 2:17 AM

keavdog

Another beauty.  The 110 is a mean looking airplane.

 

Thanks John.  I agreed, there's something about it.  The Me 410 too.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, March 21, 2022 2:18 AM

disastermaster

Some really, really nice pluggin away at the bench.

Beautiful!

 

Thank you

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, March 21, 2022 2:20 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

Absolutely stunning work Lawdog 114!  Love the camo scheme and that weathering/shading looks great.  The Me- 110 was always one of my favorite WWII German aircraft.

TJS

 

Thanks Tom.  I like it too.  This is my third one.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, March 21, 2022 2:24 AM

wpwar11

Really nice build.  I always like when you post because you explain paints used and techniques.  One question if I may.  I'm having mixed results with hairspray chipping.  I use Tamiya paints and their X20A thinner.  How long after the top color do you start chipping?  how much water does it take to activate the hairspray?  

 

Thank you.  I thin mine with 91% Isprophyl or Tamiya Lacquer tinner. In mt experience, it depends on how long you let the paint cure.  The longer you wait the harder it is to do.  I usually let the water sit there and "eat" at the paint.  Once you break through the chipping gets easier. It takes practice.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, March 21, 2022 2:29 AM

chukw

Really nice!  What's your workaround on fitting the nacelles? Yours here look perfect.

Cheers!

Chuck

 

Thanks Chuck.  That's the worst part of the kit. There's a slight step and gap so there's lot of sanding, filling and rescribing.  I found the port side to be the worst fitting one.  I have found if you clamp the wing level during gluing it's not as bad.  It's unfortunately a poorly engineered kit.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, March 21, 2022 2:32 AM

Hoss WA

Wow!  Fantastic build LD. The desert scheme with your fading and chipping technique really pops. Looks great. Congrats. I haven't ventured into 110 territory yet but someday will take the plunge. 

 

Thanks Hoss.  It's one of those kits that once you learn it's quirks it isn't so bad.  Give it a shot.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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