Bf-110G-2 ZG1, “Skeletal Hand” Revell 1/48th Scale
I have always liked the Bf-110, it just has very pleasing lines to me. While it proved a general failure as a heavy escort, it still proved to be a formidable foe in other roles. I have built this kit before under a different boxing, and have yet one more in my stash that I may get too. This kit was one of those troubled kits from the start.
I know of some of its shape issues, as well as landing gear and some other items. Still it is a good looking kit, with nice detail and usually decent fit. This boxing though was one those that had warpage issues that was written up when the kits were new. This one both wings were warped, the fuselage was warped and twisted. I used hot water to take care of as much of it as I could, but even then that caused other issues.
The canopy offered its own challenges with very soft detail for the framework. Plus, I didn’t have masks, I was masking it myself. I used a combination of Parafilm, Tamiya Tape and Pinstripe Tape. Only to have glue wick in under an overlap in one location.
So its done, not a show winner but great markings of a Eastern Front Bf-110 from 1943.
9 additional images. Click to enlarge.