Messerschmitt Bf110E "Wespen" Winter 1942
The 110's from the Wespen geschwader are one of my favorite German aircraft, unfortunately I never did build one, till now.
The kit did build quite well except for the fitting of nacelles to the wings and the nose cone. A lot of grinding and filling was needed there. Furthermore some small flash remains were present on a most of the parts.
Also a set of canopy masks were added and that really helped in painting the large canopy.
Before starting I was a bit worried about the camouflage, it would be my first ever winterscheme. After applying the primer, I used a combination of black and darkgrey pre-shading on various locations. After that I finished the entire surface with white in small amounts till I got the result which to me looked correct.
Exhaust stains were created with airbrush which was also the first time I did it in this way. Before I was always afraid to spray to much and ruining the build. Really had to step outside my comfort zone this time.
Decals were applied after a gloss coat and did come on pretty well, except for the Wespe. I was really struggling to get them on without wrinckles, even decal softener was not helping a lot. In the end I think they look quite ok. At the end a satin coat was applied.
Although there are some points which can definitely be improved, I'm pretty happy with how the winterscheme and the exhaust stains turned out.
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