Happy Thanksgiving! Revell 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf-110 a blast from the past…
Here in the USA we are having our Thanksgiving Day Holiday. This is a day where we are supposed to be thankful for the blessings we have, and to celebrate the first “meal” shared with the Native Americans by the Pilgrims. It also gives the banks, city and government buildings another day “off”.
Some of us end up eating too much, watching football games (the real kind not soccer ! 🙂 ), and parades on TV.
I am thankful to have my wife, some great friends, my family and my dogs. My faith, my health, having a place to call home, food to eat, and a nice warm bed to sleep in at night are also some of the things that I am thankful for. Some of us are not this fortunate. Often times we take these things for granted until they are gone. It’s then we tend to miss them the most.
This happens to be my 110th article. My friend Pedro L. Rocha @holzhamer had the idea to post a Messerschmitt 110 as my 110th article, when I joked about posting a Spitfire decal review as my 109th article, when it should have been an article on a Bf-109!
So I took his idea and ran with it. Thanks Pedro!
Now I can post my 100 Years of the RAF builds starting on number 111. Too bad I don’t have another completed Heinkel He-111 sitting around. It would be the perfect next posting! This one is a “Moldy Oldie” as I built it many years ago as a teenager. It was probably constructed some time during the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. Later, when I re-entered the hobby in the mid 1990’s, I used it as a test pallet to learn how to spray on Luftwaffe “Mottling” using an Aztek air brush. It has survived several moves and a few pieces have been glued back on. This one was also a test bed for chipping the paint. I used a small pointed brush and chipped the paint in various places. There even could be some fabric places chipped that incorrectly show bare metal underneath, which does not happen in reality.
The decals are supposed to represent a “fictional” machine from NJG 3, but they could possibly be for a Ju-88. I’m really not sure.
It was painted using Model Master enamels, and is finished in RLM 74/75/76. The exhaust staining was done with a Q-tip and some black chalk. I also remember trying to make a round antenna from scratch out of wire that was installed under the rear fuselage. It turned out OK – kind of, well maybe not.
Sure, this one has had a few bumps and bruises, falling apart at the seams and a little “silvering” on the decals. It actually sounds like me…
Here’s a few more things that I’m thankful for: That’s having the ability to post some of my builds here on Imodeler, and having made some new friends on here from around the globe.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone !
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