Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf110D

As promised in the earlier post, the next pics you will see would be of the finished model so here it is; The flying surfaces such as the ailerons, elevators and rudders got a dark brown wash while the panel lines were washed with a green/ brown panel line wash, both from Mig Productions. ExhaustContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf110D”

Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf110D

Finally the decals are on; These were a mix of decals, the national insignia were from the kit and an old Almark sheet that was free with a copy of Scale Models International magazine from the mid to late 80’s, the swastikas on the fins came from a Hannants decal sheet and the code lettersContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf110D”

Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D

With the undersurfaces, fuselage and tail fins resprayed it was time to attempt the ‘mottle’ camouflage on the fuselage sides and tail fins. This is something that I haven’t done for years, especially in this scale and using acrylic paints however I’m quite pleasedwith how it has turned out; The paint was kept reasonably thin,Continue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D”

Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D

I was looking forward to a lie-in this morning being the weekend and all that but my body had other ideas at 06.30 so I decided to make a start on painting the model; The model was sprayed overall with Tamiya LP-3 Flat Black which highlighted a couple of areas that needed attention. Once doneContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D”

Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D

I just have a couple of bits to add such as the undercarriage doors and aerials underneath but the model is built; There it is in all it’s multi-colour plastic glory! I could have done more to it such as hollow out the exhausts, refine the forward machine guns etc but May is rapidly disappearingContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D”

Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D

As you can imagine for a forty year old kit, the main undercarriage wheels are pretty basic; I was contemplating getting Eduard replacements but seeing that I had put some effort into making this model a bit more acceptable for modern standards, I decided to see if I could improve the kit ones instead. Me110Continue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D”

Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D

With the cockpit finished the model started to come together very rapidly; This was due to using modern techniques such as superglue and accelerator for filling joints and sink marks plus fillers such as the Mr.Hobby stuff shown in the picture. Previously I would have used a solvent-based filler such as Revell Plasto but havingContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D”

Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D

That will do for the cockpit I reckon and good enough for what you will see through the canopy. It’s not perfect but better than what I had to start with; It was sprayed black first with Mr Hobby RLM02 Grau used for the interior colour. Details such as the ammo magazines were painted withContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D”

Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmit Me110D

Today I concentrated on the cockpit as I’m running out of time this month due to a change in my work shift pattern and this is the result; In the top of the pic is the original cockpit so anything I did had to be an improvement. The 20mm cannon magazines were shaped from 2mmContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmit Me110D”

Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D

Work continues on the model and although in the last post I said the wings were done, I completely forgot about the underwing radiators. The shape of them is pretty good but Matchbox had blanked off the outlets at the back; The ‘humps’ at the back of the radiators were removed as it was theContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 Messerschmitt Me110D”

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