COVID No.4. HpH Me-410
This is another kit that I treated myself to in ‘18 for my birthday. Guess you get the gist that my wife doesn’t get to treat me to birthday gifts! I know what I want- right folks? This has to be one of my favorite aircraft. This one is a resin kit with very good surface detail. There was some slight casting distortion with the two fuselage sides, but east to correct. Definitely a tricky kit to get completed. Fit and refit before gluing! I complicated things by doing the 20mm gun package in the bomb bay and the one under the fuselage. Neither was included in the kit and therefore scratch built. The interior detail is very complete , but be careful fitting the general cockpit tub and the gunsights. Get as much research material in line when you work to on this area as you can. Most useful to me was Messerschmitt Me 210/410 In Action by Squadron/Signal and Messerschmitt Me 210/ Me410 Hornisse by Peter Patrick and Werner Stocker. Be careful with the placement/ fitting or the clear cockpit covers. Because of the parts breakdown here, is is tricky but nice overall. Nacelles bear using care to mount also- I used slow set CA glue so I could get in correct position before it sets. Tamiya, AK, and Model Master used. Scheme is 74/75/76/O2. O2 is a LIGHToverall fuselage side mottling/ overspray. Represents a 410/b1/u2/R4 variant. More kits to come when my fingers start working again- 10 or so. I was busy.
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