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Three Years and a BF-110 G-2

This is the Revell- Monogram 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-2. It was actually the subject of my second post on Armorama, (the first being "hello") asking what the function of part 220 ( side panel) was. As in all the other forums, I asked the question nobody knew. I had my own theory but more of that later. It made me wonder, though, because no review that I read ever mentioned it. The point being that until I could find out what it was I couldnít finish the model. Well I could finish it but you just know that within a week of painting it black and installing it into the cockpit, where it canít be got at Murphyís law says you find out what it is. Donít get me wrong I am not a rivet counter, I mostly build out of the box, but sometimes those little details have to have a semblance of correctness. I also have very few references and only have a few photos, in a few books, nothing specifically on the 110. However I can say that this definitely looks like a Bf 110 G-2. I canít do a review on this bird as itís been some time in the building and I canít remember if there were any problems or not, apart from the previously mentioned piece. I have another G-2 and a G-4 night-fighter so when I build the next one I could do a review then.

I can say that it is a nicely detailed model-particularly the cockpit, undercarriage and wheel wells. The tires are nicely bulged, and as you can see the wheels are not at right angles to the legs. This angle is set perfectly by the engineering of the gear components.†


About the Author

About Mal Mayfield (Holdfast)

Hi, my name is Mal Mayfield and I have been modelling seriously for about 25 years. My main interest is 1/48 scale second world war. I build all types and all combatants. I have built 1/35 scale "targets" and 1/72 scale modern aircraft, plus a couple of cars. I have also dabbled with figure painting...


looks great. I've made a note to read about this in detail on my next day off.. I have a G-2 started but i'm in PE hell with it. ( not to good with pe yet) and I have a G-4 set aside for a rainy year or so... :-)
MAR 22, 2003 - 05:57 PM
I finished the G2, and just polished of the G4 nightfighter (RM 1/48).. The G4 nightfighter is a great kit!, Good link
MAR 23, 2003 - 02:51 AM
Mal What an excellent feature :-) Crammed full of detail, loads of useful information to any builder, and clearly written. I'm clearly going to have to read this over and over in order to get some good results out of my foray into plane building. You really should write that book you know.... Roger PS Thanks for the pic
MAR 23, 2003 - 06:58 AM
Hi Mal, Love the feature !! The plane is beautiful, and the detail and other info in the feature made it a treat to read..... :-) :-)
MAR 23, 2003 - 11:22 AM
:-) Thanks for your comments, guys/gals. Roger, no more undersurface views, I nearly dropped it getting that one. Penny, I'm aware that in most books that you might read on modelling, the auther tells you what he did but not what might go wrong. More importantly you never get the lowdown on what to do when things go wrong. I tried to address some of these issues, hopefully encouraging others to have a go. The amount of time, effort, energy and frustration I have expended over the years, trying out those wonderful finishing ideas, finding that there is a vital ingrediant missing and having to work it out for yourself, is nobodies business. With some where like Armorama I feel it's important to pass on skills, so that others get to the stage where they can build and finish models to a decent standard. This helps keep them in the hobby and benefits us all. propboy44256, I've shied away from the G-4, but I'll have to give it a go. I like the mirrorwave scheme. Delbert, I only used PE seat belts :-) When you are ready maybe we can do a night fighter group build. I have a Ju 88G-6 and 2x He219A-7s, as well as the 110G-4. Maybe that could be the next campaign, after the BfB. :-) Tin_Can, How did you figure that it took me 3 years? (probably did) Mal
MAR 24, 2003 - 04:48 AM
Well, it was kinda a guess plus it made a catchy title...lol!
MAR 24, 2003 - 06:52 AM
Hehehehe, sorry Mal, would have hated to have been resonsible for an accident. I still think though that you never get to see the underside, and a lot of time and effort goes into the painting of it. Not like a tank where you would never expect to see it LOL. Thanks for the ones you've shown me anyway. Roger
MAR 25, 2003 - 12:36 PM