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Paul van Acker
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Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf110C

September 2, 2016 · in Aviation · · 28 · 2.6K

Shot down during the Battle of Britian, it was actually assigned to a bomber unit. KG55. Interesting history of a fighter operating in a bomber unit, and still getting shot down over England. Some references say it was an "E" variant with Rlm 74 only for the top colour. I went with the more likely 02/71/65. Hope you like.

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  1. I haven't seen one of these here for awhile. Great finishes. Dragon also do an excellent series of 1/48 110s, if anyone's interested in comparing manufacturers.

    • Yeah, I'd love to do one. The fujimi kit is still good too. I wouldn't do an eduard again. Too many tiny parts which I hated, cause I like to build fast, especially the exhausts. Too many to build, so little time. πŸ™‚

  2. That looks nice Paul. I have the Edward E version in my stash, has lots of little parts. Any problems or issues with their 110 series?

    • Thank you. No problems but I hated the engine exhausts. Some of the fiddly bits were very annoying, and I had to make my own antenna that went along the whole fuselage bottom. Not sure what you call that. The fujimi kit is way easier though has less detail. Not sure about the dragon kits etc. Never done one. I'd be happier doing another brand next time. Good luck with the E.

  3. Great job, especially the challenging paint scheme; well done, sir!

  4. Looks great! Nice paint scheme, and a clean-looking build and finish.

  5. Looks fantastic, Paul. Challenging model too, you did a great job, and the scheme is beautifully done. Great job!

  6. Very nice indeed Paul. Beautiful mottling and weathering - Great to see - thank you

  7. Paul, that is interesting that the plane "belonged" to a bomber unit. Zerstroyer units were considered an elite within the Luftwaffe, until reality set in during the B of B. Need escort fighters for the escort fighters. There was at least one specialist unit using 110s for pinpoint attacks on high value targets, the one with the England in a gunsight emblem,. Maybe the high command decided to use 110s as bombers, since they weren't doing all that well as day fighters, and they could carry a fairish load faster and with self defense capabilities. Spritelier tan a Heinkel 111!

    Nicely done! As Rob pointed out, Dragon has a couple 1/48th 110s as well, and they have their points, too. Cs and Ds, IIRC.

  8. Excellent work.nice finish.

  9. Beautifully done, sir...a nice job indeed.

  10. πŸ™‚ ... Greetings ... πŸ™‚ :
    Very nice work on a not very much seen subject.
    The camouflage is very well done.

  11. Really nice, Paul. The paint scheme looks great and very authentic. Well done !

  12. Very nice. Weathering just to the right amount.

  13. You seem to have got all those "little bits" together very well, Paul, and the end result looks great.

  14. From personal experience, I am not a fan of this kit, but you have done a very nice job with this, despite the bad case of the 'fiddlies' it has.

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