Bf110, Airfix, 1/72

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beowulf
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Location: Monkey Hanger Town, UK

Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:40 pm

fancied doing a plane next so pulled this from the stash
picked it up in GeeDees Models in Nottingham for a quid a few years ago since it had the canopy missing.....quick email to Airfix HQ and one arrive gratis
you get two different schemes, didnt want to do the normal 2 tone green so have gone for the so called 'Tunisian scheme' which has a sandy coloured upper and a pale blue lower
this has caused a few problems lol,......know what the RLM numbers are.....know what Humbrol say use.....you try converting into Vallejo Air which is my prefered paint......nightmare!...having to go with something close
pretty sure i have some swastikas in the decal stash cos as normal the sheet dosnt have any

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Georgeconna
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Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:26 am

Arg, No canpoy on the box!! What are you gonna do there? This is an old kit. It is a lovely aeroplane though.
Cheers

George
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beowulf
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Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:15 pm

Ive got a canopy from aitfix. Just dropped the spare dept an email and 2 weeks later one turned up. I thought for a quid it was worth a punt
Prenton
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Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:51 pm

Old kit, but should polish up nice.

On the Vallejo Air paints - my references show that 71034 "Sandy Brown" is a reasonable match for the RLM79 uppersurfaces, and 71101 "Hellblau" works as RLM 78 (on the assumption that RLM 78 is the underside colour) Those are certainly the colours called out for the tropical version of the 110 in the new tool Airfix kit.

Philip
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beowulf
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Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:27 pm

interesting cos since i posted that ive been on vallejos own site
RLM 78 is indeed 71101 but RLM079 is sandy yellow 71278

either way i havnt got any of them so have got to make a trip to the shop [smilie=rofl.gif]
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beowulf
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:47 pm

just to show im still working on this.......definatly showing its age, been through the filler and sanding cycle a few times

cant do anything major for a few days til i get some paint, but i think its going to take that long to mask the canopy!

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Georgeconna
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:02 am

coming along Nicely, Good of Airfix to have the spare Greenhouse.
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George
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JayCub
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:42 pm

the work you have done so far is amazing, great to see this coming together and looking forward to more updates, not into aircraft much but i do like the build logs

Tom
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