1/72 Me 210 2N+AT ZG.8

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    #1 kgambit, Dec 24, 2009
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    Me 210 2N+AT 8.ZG 1 Heavy Hitters Group Build

    Username: kgambit
    Name: Dwight
    Category 2/Intermediate
    Model: Me 210 A1
    Scale: 1:72
    Kit by Italeri


    2N+AT (W.Nr.039)
    8. ZG 1 (?) or 9./ZG 1
    Catania, Sicily, November, 1942.


    Color Scheme: Exterior: RLM 74/75/76 with mottling; Interior RLM 66

    This is going to be another OOB build with one major exepction. I am using the Aires Cockpit set for this kit. It's a combination of resin and PE parts including highly detailed resin cockpit tubs and PE belts and instrument panels.

    Color scheme that comes in the kit instructions seems ALL wrong. My understanding is that Me 210's in the Zestrorer Geschwader units used a RLM 74/75/76 camo scheme with additional mottling in RLM 02/70/74 on the tail planes and fuselage sides. If anyone has additional information either on this plane or the color scheme in general it would be most appreciated.

    In addition, the spinner color for the 8th staffel would be solid blue. For the 9th staffel you would have a yellow in front of grey (that seems a bit odd scheme if you ask me). According to Michael Reimer, the 2N+AT plane should be assigned to the 9th staffel not the 8th so the original thread header is probably incorrect.

    Pics to follow. :)
     

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    Dam! Looking forward to this one!
     
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    Outstanding choice, cannot wait to see what you do with this one.
     
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    Nice! Approve the choice and looking forward to your build Dwight.
     
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    Should be a good one Dwight, especially with that cockpit set visible under the big canopy.
     
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    Looking forward to this Dwight. Looks like you've done some good research already. I would agree with your camo scheme choice.
     
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    #7 kgambit, Dec 24, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009

    Thanks Andy. :)

    I could still use some interior shots of the front and rear cockpits though. :)
     

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    Great stuff!
     
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    Damn nice choice mate! 8)
     
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    Good stuff Dwight, looking forward to this one aswell.
     
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    Something for Maximowitz. He will be happy I'm sure.:)

    I'm not sure but a few pics of the crashed machine had been posted somewhere earlier in the forum.
     
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    Very interesting selection Dwight, looking forward to this one

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    8) Good one mate!
     
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    To be truly authentic the model will need a collapsed undercarriage. :lol:

    I seem to remember there being quite a few pics in the "What of the ME410?" thread, the two aircraft being so closely associated.


    The books on the 210/410 by Petrick, Mankau and Stocker would help if you can find them.
     
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    And a piece of the ruined wall, as memo serves.:lol:
     
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    Spot on Wurgermeister. I think this is the crate that had brake failure on landing and ended up halfway through a wall.


    Good memory master of the butcher bird!
     
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    Taking my memory and age into consideration....thank you Pal. :lol:
     
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    I think the pics of the brick-fronted 210 were in Chris's (Njaco) 410 thread in the Defence of the Reich GB.
     
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    Yep...You can be right Terry.It was there....:)
     
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