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1/48 Me 210/Ca-1. Hungary, Summer 1944

August 19, 2019 · in Aviation · · 22 · 3.9K

There are two kits used in this project, kit and Planes resin conversion set. The Planes set comprises of wings, nacelles, props and painting masks. They are of high quality but the fitting of the nacelles to the wing was tricky as the mating surfaces did not match up well. The Monogram kit was built as normal with the Planes wings fitting quite well. Of course the canopy from hell, anyone that has built the Monogram/ 410 kit knows what I mean, was the most difficult part of the entire model! This plane had an experimental paint scheme having RLM 82 over spray in the form of large and small mottles to the original camo to dull it down. I used Master barrels for the barbette 13mm guns.

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  1. Love the scheme. Rarely see this aircraft built

  2. Really nice. I'd have never known about the canopy. Well done.

  3. Great build on this kit. Paint job looks awesome. I have this kit in my stash, so I need to make a mental note about the canopy.

  4. This is an excellent build Dale. The canopy dilemma is what has kept me from building my 410's that are sitting in the stash. One of these days I'll tackle it.

    When I do, I hope mine turns out half as good as yours did... Fantastic as usual.


  5. Yep...what they said, Dale. 🙂

  6. That’s something we don’t see every day. Nice job, Dale. What exactly is wrong with kits canopy?

  7. It's in 2 pieces with seams that need to be filled and hard to do when it's on the airframe as the instructions tell you to do. I can say I didn't do it this way.

  8. More awesome paintwork from Dale! This is really nice.

    I haven't paid that much attention to this sub-type other than to read the 210 was such a pig in the flight control department that they used the 410 designation on the correction to end all thought by anyone about the 210.

    • Interesting tidbit of information, Tom. I'd heard it was a dud before, but I didn't know about the work the "spin doctors" did - simply renaming a pig to make the poor pilots think they have an improved model. I love your histories and little snippets of info you include with your posts.

      • The aircraft was totally redesigned all the flight issues were corrected and since the modifications were so extensive the aircraft was designated the Me-410.

    • The Hungarian 210s (Me-210Ca-1 - 270 built in the Dunai Repülőgépgyár Rt. from 1941 to 1944) has the longer fuselage (just like the later 210s and the Me410) and DB 605 engines (also license produced in Hungary for the 109Gs). The RHAF received 160 from them while 110 handed over to the Luftwaffe (as the payment for the licenses). They say that these were a bit better planes than the original 210s - thanks to the alterations (and more power) because of the new engines.

  9. Well done! - great choice of subject and interesting colors!

  10. Modeling at its best, I very much like this plane. The guns on the read sides of the fuselage were centrally activated by the gunner in the rear seat. Quite a feat! Wel done!

  11. When I read Me.210 in 1/48 I thought it was a typo, but looking at the model it was instant to see it was not. This Hungarian Wesp is amazing and pretty much a one of a kind. Never did I see the 210 made in 1/48 let alone using a conversion like you did. It surely must have been an expensive project but kudos to you, it is simply the most well done 210 ever saw any scale. Did I mention the superb paint work? Wow

  12. Many thanks to all for the really complimentary comments!

  13. A real beauty! The mottling really adds some additional interest to the scheme, and the weathering brings it to life. Nicely done.

  14. Nicely done Dale and since I've build one I second the canopy from hell comment. Other than that it fits together quite well along with some very nice cockpit detail. I like it.

  15. Excellent work, Dale! I like the look of that whole 110, 210, 410 series.

  16. I really really like it! Stunning! Especially the paintwork!

  17. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    It has been awhile since I last saw a Me 210, and this one Dale has brought me memories of the time I was stationed in Augsburg. To tell you the truth … it was like sliding off my thoughts.
    You have done a great and beautiful work on this one.
    From the slight weathering , great painting scheme to the markings, love it, thanks for sharing this one.

  18. The aircraft was totally redesigned all the flight issues were corrected and since the modifications were so extensive the aircraft was designated the Me-410.

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