Revell BF110G-4 Aims Conversion
I am fascinated by these aircraft. Deadly to Lancaster crews right up to the end, even as the day skies belonged to the Allies. This is Martin "Tino" Becker's aircraft.
If you don't like resin/ PE/ CA glue or vaccform look away now.
I cannot believe the value of Revell's kits. The Aims conversion cost £105 to the kit's £86.98. The Aims conversion is not for the faint hearted and the experten among you will notice rough areas.This is not Aim's fault. The parts were mostly fine. Just the nature of the job. The Vaccform canopy was particularly tricky. I wanted to pose it open but my attempt was a mess. Luckily Aims provide two! I ended up hand painting the frame as the paint seemed to seep under the masks on the vaccform.Apart fom the fact masks are nigh impossible to find in 1/32 scale. I got the Montex ones for the ancient Revell 110G which are too small. Eduard only do for the C/D model so I used them for the front half. I have actually ordered another set of clear from Revell with a view to making an open crew hatch. There is so much detail inside which is wasted with a closed hatch.
The Antenna were very very tricky to get square too. There were a lot of words which sounded like "FUG" while I did battle!.
A great deal of care needs to be taken building the engine nacelles. Don't follow the Revell instructions. However the fit was excellent.
Great fun and a reasonable result. Not happy with the vaccform though! If there was a proper 1/32 110G-4 I would buy it in a heartbeat. I am not much interested in the regular 110 but Revell have made a superb kit here for unbeatable money.
If you don't like resin/ PE/ CA glue or vaccform look away!