Messerschmitt Me-410B-1, “Hornisse” (Hornet)
This is the Pro-Modeler kit in 1:48 scale. I built her a few years back as an OOB project, and if memory serves me correctly, overall it was a pleasant experience with a few hiccups.
Hiccup number one, was the fit in the wing root. Not horrible mind you, but one still needs to be careful there.
Hiccup number two was the canopy which was a complete pain in the hind quarters. I think I expended more four letter words getting this to lie down correctly, than any other part of the build, including the wing roots!
Paints are by Floquil Military Enamels. Weathering is thinned oils and pastel chalk, and the decals are by Aeromaster. Stretched sprue was used for the antenna.
The model dipicts an Me-410 that was assigned to Zerstorergruppe 26, (ZG 26) and based in Konigsberg Germany.
This was the aircraft that was flown by the II Gruppe C. O., Maj. Edvard Tratt who was credited with thirty eight victories. Maj. Tratt was killed in action while flying this aircraft, when he was hit by return fire from 8th Air Force B-24’s he was attacking on 20 February, 1944.
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