Originally this 1/48 Fujimi Bf- 110 was to have the mouth marking on the nose, but the decal wouldn’t lay down nicely on the compound curved nose. I found some photographs in a book that showed a similarly painted aircraft with the spade marking on the nose, so I robbed those from a Bf-109 kit and used them. Apparently that was a popular marking and used on a variety of aircraft during the war.
Masking and painting the clear canopy was a slow and difficult task. The lines for the framing were faint , and not easy for my aged eyes to discern. For an older kit, it seemed to fit pretty nice without too much drama. Except for the decals, this was a “OOB” project, as it always is with me.
Over all, I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. It looks nice parked next to my other Luftwaffe fighters on their shelf airfield .
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