Originally this 1/48 Fujimi Bf- 110 was to have the mouth marking on the nose, but the decal wouldn't lay down on the compound curved nose properly, so I went to plan B. 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. The 110 is one of my favorite Luftwaffe aircraft.
It looks nice parked next to my other Luftwaffe fighters on their shelf airfield .