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1/72 Eduard Bf 110E
surgeon01
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 03:33 AM UTC
Hi there,
I wanted to share my build of Eduards Bf 110E in 1/72 scale. It's the ProfiPack edition so it comes with a nice PE sheet, masks for the canopy (I do like them a lot) and five decal options. As this takes part of a Group Build on another site around Middle Eastern Conflicts I go for a plane from Sonderkommando Junck which was based in Iraq at Mosul Air Base in May 1941.

kind regards ro


























surgeon01
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 03:12 PM UTC
Hello everyone,
work starts on the cockpit. You get a lot of small parts plus the PE fret. All the parts are clean, no flash and they look sharp. For me, working in 1/72 is a bit fiddly ... You will end with a nicely detailed cockpit.
Thanks for stopping by.

kind regards ro

















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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 05:46 PM UTC
Nice work so far Robert, a neat looking office !
magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 08:31 PM UTC
You're in for a treat Robert! I've built one and it's the best kit I've ever built!



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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 03:05 AM UTC

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Nice work so far Robert, a neat looking office !



Thanks Damien. I was surprised how well detailed the cockpit is right out of the box.
greetings ro
surgeon01
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 03:06 AM UTC

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You're in for a treat Robert! I've built one and it's the best kit I've ever built!



Magnus



Magnus you're right, up to now everything fits perfect.
kind regards ro
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 07:35 PM UTC
Robert,
I'll be following right along with your build. The cockpit looks really quite nice. Plenty of detail to capture ones eye.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 10:13 PM UTC

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Robert,
I'll be following right along with your build. The cockpit looks really quite nice. Plenty of detail to capture ones eye.

Joel



Hi Joel,
thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to have you on board. Hopefully the rest of the build turns out as well.
greetings ro
surgeon01
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 11:18 PM UTC
Hi there,
while the cockpit is finished I went on with the wings and the engine nacelles. The inside was painted in RLM02 (Tamiya XF-22) and finished with a brown oil wash and some light dry brushing, not much will be seen in the end. The fit of the parts was excellent, only tiny amounts of homebrew filler were used in some areas. There are a lot of very fine details on the surface and I'm really impressed with the quality of this small kit.

kind regards ro
















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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:33 PM UTC
The little Bf 110 went together like a dream, no filler required so far. I joined the fuselage halves and started on the nose. Then buttoned all up with the wing section and was ready for priming. This time I used Tamiya's Nato Black. This should act also a preshading.

greetings ro

















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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:51 AM UTC
Now I was ready for the paintjob. First color was RLM02 (again Tamiya XF-22).This was followed by adding a bit white and fading all the panels. Then I was going to do the splinter camo prepared with Tamiya Tape and RLM71 (Gunze H64), again slightly fading the panels. I tried to use the black priming as showing through in certain areas.

best regards ro
















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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 05:47 AM UTC
Robert,
Your topside paint scheme is simply perfect. The post shading really works extremely well for a slightly weather worn look to it.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:23 PM UTC

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Robert,
Your topside paint scheme is simply perfect. The post shading really works extremely well for a slightly weather worn look to it.

Joel



Hi Joel,
thanks for leaving a comment on my build.
With the post shading I can get better results. Normally my pre shading disappears during the paintjob.

kind regards ro
surgeon01
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:49 PM UTC
Hi there,
time for an update. I went on with painting. The nose has to be white and the engine nacelles got yellow in the front parts. The underside is RLM76 which I mixed from Tamiya.
Thanks for looking and kind regards
ro
















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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 01:54 AM UTC
Hi there,
tonight here's some progress for you. After completing the paintjob the whole model got a coat of Pledge. Then I started with decaling, the ones for the tail were far to big so I removed the first one and painted the Iraqi colors myself. The shark mouth came in two pieces, first they looked horrible and after several coats of Micro Sol they even looked like a mess. Next morning I saw them settled very nice ...
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 02:52 AM UTC
Coming along nicely! Regarding the decals on the fin: I've never managed to figure out how to use them, no matter what size they are they are always a potential source for trouble. And usually they aren't too hard to paint with a superior result either!

My build of (almost) that same kit can be found here by the way!



Magnus
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 - 04:02 AM UTC

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Coming along nicely! Regarding the decals on the fin: I've never managed to figure out how to use them, no matter what size they are they are always a potential source for trouble. And usually they aren't too hard to paint with a superior result either!

My build of (almost) that same kit can be found here by the way!





Magnus



Magnus, thanks a lot for the link to your build. What a beauty, turned out very very well.
You're right about the tail markings, the painted ones do look so much better.

best regards ro
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 - 04:12 AM UTC
Good evening to all,
after a coat of satin varnish I used an enamel wash for the panel lines on the upper surface. Cleaning was done with cotton buds and white spirit. In comparison the underside was treated with Flory's wash which always give a nice effect. Last thing were the engine nacelles, they got some staining with highly diluted Nato Black, I think it's a little bit overdone.

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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 01:04 AM UTC
Found some time to continue my build. First I completed the landing gear, bit fiddly but turned out very strong and nice. Next were the landing gear doors. I still have to do some weathering here. I also started on the glasshouse, luckily the ProfiPack gives you all the needed masks. The fit was brilliant, as I said before this kit is one of the best I ever did. Still a lot of small parts and weathering to do. While cleaning my bench I lost the spinners for the props ... . The Eduard Support Service told me they will send them to me (great service!). So enough for today, thanks for stopping by.
kind regards ro




















surgeon01
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 10:38 PM UTC
Good evening,
I received the replacement parts from Eduard and so went on with the Bf 110. Props and spinners are on, canopy was completed, antenna and wiring and finally the exhausts. I call it finished now.
This was a very enjoyable build without any problems. It's a perfect engineerd kit by Eduard. And there are also a lot of resin goodies available from Eduard if someone wants to have more details.
Hopefully my build log was informative ...for me it seems there was not much interest ...
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
kind regards ro






















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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 09:06 PM UTC
Beautiful build Robert, and a very informative thread. The paint and weathering look great. Thanks for sharing so much detail along the way.

Cheers, D
surgeon01
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 01:22 AM UTC
Thanks a lot Damien, much appreciated it.

kind regards ro
magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 10:28 AM UTC
That's a 110 to be proud of and I think the first Iraqi one I've seen built!

Beautiful!



Magnus
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 02:47 AM UTC
Thanks Magnus for stopping by. Yes, the Iraqi markings are not often seen, the main reason was the kit took place in a SIG with "Middle Eastern Conflicts" and I didn't want to buy something new.

greetings ro
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 12:10 AM UTC
Great build my friend! Painting and weathering is real artwork.
And finally there's a beautiful bird!
Followed up your log but just waited until the last set of pics.