Bf 110 E-2 Tropical Eduard 1/48

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  1. ajcmac

    ajcmac Active Member

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    I have this model for some time now.

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    A friend who bought the Royal Class and has already made ​​two models offered me a sheet of decals and two filters for use leftover tropical assemblies did.

    The version I intend to do.

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    I already have all the interiors glued and painted with Tamiya XF-22's, by parts, once everything is painted RLM 02 except to the dashboard which is RLM 66, but I intend to use PE of the few that was left.

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    I've seen that in terms of fitting will not have the easy life. Let's see what will come out.

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  2. Airframes

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    Looking good so far. I've just found and ordered the old Fujimi kit, so it'll be good to see the differences in kits over 30+ years, when I last built the Fujimi version.
     
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    The only real fit issue I found - and it's a big one - is the engine nacelles attaching to the wings. I had to use quite a bit of putty on mine in this area but everything else was pretty good.
     
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    Nice easy start...
     
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    i didn't have such a big a problem with the nacelles as Andy, i ran into a little trouble closing up the fuselage but that was because i was not careful enough when fitting all the cockpit bits together, especially the folding seat for the wireless operator !
     
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    Good start, and I'm with Andy on the poor fit of the engine nacelles. These are more then likely to require a substantial amount of filling and sanding. These Eduard Bf-110 kits can be a real pain in certain areas, but if you use enough elbow grease the result is great and very rewarding.
     
  7. ajcmac

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    Thanks for the watch and warnings of trouble fitting that this model has.

    The engine cowling had to be sanded but I do not think I will have big problems when the glue on the wings. The gap is not much.

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    But I have to sand the joints of the fuselage, below, and union wings with the fuselage. So, yes, there is a rather large gap.

    I started weathering the interiors.

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    Completed levers with wood glue.

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    Now, paint the details.

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    Agree, great work there mate!
     
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    Looks good! In retrospect the gaps along the engine nacelles aren't the worst part of it, but there's a good chance a step will remain if you don't pay attention when glueing the nacelles in place. I have to agree with ya though, a litte extra sanding and trimming here and there can go a long way in improving the fit.
     
  11. ajcmac

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    A layer of gloss clear, a wash with bitumen of Judea and painting some details.

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    definitely agree with that!
     
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    I completed the 'office' of the pilot ...

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    ... and the front compartment of the machine guns.

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    And it's all for now.

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    Outstanding Ajcmac

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