**** DONE: Matchbox 1/72 Bf110 VVS group build

Discussion in '#9 VVS/Eastern Front 1941-45' started by magnu, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. magnu

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    #1 magnu, Feb 15, 2011
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    Username Magnu
    Name Lewis
    Category Intermediate
    Maker Matchbox
    Scale 1/72
    Extras Some attempted scratchbuilding
    Reference What I can find off the net

    I intend to do this one as Bf 110 D-2 of II/ZG1 Westpen G9+TC
    as illustrated on the box. I have also ordered an Airfix Bf110 C which I will also do as a Westpen machine so will use that one as a guide to improve the cockpit and gear bays on this build.
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    Nice choice and great addition to the group build. Looking forward to your work on this one Lewis.
     
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    I agree..:)
     
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    Good one. Andy (Crimea River) has been working on a 1/48th '110 from Wespen - might be some helpful pics in his thread.
     
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    Great choice Lewis, it's an interesting aircraft.
     
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    You are going to be busy Lewis....:D
     
  8. magnu

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    #8 magnu, Feb 21, 2011
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    Well seeing as the LA 5FN is on hold I decided to make a start on this one. The Airfix Bf110c that I ordered hasn't turned up yet but they did have this one in stock
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    Detached the gear bay part and went to work on the plasticard making a rough copy the Airfix part seems to fit quite well at the front but is too wide at the back so will adjust the card in this area
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    Wheel well part 2 Cut out the indent for the wheel and used thin strip to make the wall round it then an oversized bit on top, filed fiddled and fettled at the rear wall until it fitted, a bit of hydraulic line and connection and I now have one of the two done
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    Looking good. Have you fitted it to the legs of the model landing gear?
     
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    Not had time but I will see what the fit is like tonight. may even be able to adjust the fit so the gear leg gets the correct forward angle on it.
     
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    I see. Please post a shot of the effect.
     
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    Looking good mate!
     
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    Very cool choice Lewis, gotta love the old colored Matchbox kits.
     
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    #15 Wurger, Feb 27, 2011
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    I don't think the thread has been closed...... Why it would be?
     
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    No idea but it was earlier when I went to post an update on it
    Thanks to whomever unlocked it or it might have been something my end
    Anyway Progress report
    Did the other gear bay in the same way as the first then had another look at the Airfix kit and found some more detail in the support ribs so added that. I may trim these down a bit if they need it. Will call in to LHS to see if my Airfix Bf110c has turned up yet
    Been having a look at the gear legs and on the Matchbox kit they are attached to the forward part of the gear bay which I have now blanked off so I will trim off the two lugs at the top of the legs and drill holes in the gear bay flooring to attach them to
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    Looking good. :)
     
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    Looks good Lewis. Can't wait to get some paint on that!
     
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    Coming on nicely Lewis.
     
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    Looking good Lewis. You'll have to hurry and get some paint on that neon blue plastic before you blind some one from the glare from the computer screen! :lol:
     
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