1⁄32Messerschmitt Bf 110
intorductionBriefly, in narrative, the kits is Dragon's very good but terribly explained (the instructions are HORRIBLE) 1/32 scale Bf 110C-7 serving with 5./ZG 1 on the eastern front. As I mentioned, the kit instructions are a disaster and I'd like to express many thanks to Brett Green who published an errata giving me the guidance I needed to navigate construction.
building the kitAs far as the kit itself, many have provided their feedback and I won't go into that here. Let it be sufficient to say that all the positive comments published regarding the quality of the kit are true. It is overall an excellent kit. I do take exception to the very difficult and moderately poor fitting fitting multi-part engine cowlings.
My kit was built out of the box with the exception of an exterior Eduard PE fret that added very little to the original kit. I didn't care for the kit decals as the color was way off and they are thick and brittle. Considering the Wasp markings rely on decals flexibility to conform to the natural curve of the nose cone, the kit decals are unacceptable for this alternative. Accordingly, I purchased EagleCals' quite excellent set #117. The decals were thin, in-register and settled down into the kit's recessed panel lines very well. They are not for the novice modeler however. It will take an extraordinary level of patience and poise to get them to to set down right. In my case, I had to make several small slits on the decal where the rate of curvature was too great for the decal to set down without a bulge. The slits allowed the decal to sit flat conforming to the shape of the nose cone. The antenna was made from fine fishing tippet and insulators scratchbuilt from 0.015 plastic rod.
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