Luckily it turned somewhat cooler, so I could manage to sit with the decals. The main decals are only 8, so that’s no big deal, but still took 3 short sessions, as I wanted the decals to set before handling the model, without risking to move the decals accidently.
Once the main decals was in place, I could start with the stencil, which on this kit is about 50-ish. For being a 72nd scale kit, that’s quite a few I think. Not sure I’ll use all, as some will go on the fuel tanks that I’m not using as well as some bombs. Anyway now the topside is done.
Next will be the underside, and then I wish I had a stand so I could lean one side upwards. There’s quite a lot of stencils on the side, and some quite small. So I guess there will be at least three more sessions.
Then I also decided to try and finish one shelf-queen. I did some repair painting on my Tamiya 48th Corsair.
Next time I think I’ll post this build separately.
As can be seen in previous posts, I’ve started painting the pilot figures. The other day when I decided to continue, one of the arms fell off. For some reason it wasn’t glued properly. Even though I have plastic carpet, the arm were nowhere to be found. So I decided to make a replacement arm with two component clay.
After some painting the figures turned out like this.
Perhaps I could have put more effort, but I think they turned out ok.
Now they will be put in place and next I’ll start masking the canopy. First time using a masking set. Have to see how that turns out.
As a member of the groupbuild group on facebook, I decided to join their latest groupbuild called all things Airfix. Meaning that any kit produced or boxed by Airfix could be built. Which means that the variation could be rather big. My contribution will be the Bf110E trop in 72nd scale.
I started with the cockpit, as usual on many plane models, and painted the interior in RLM66.
I also started painting the figures.
Then I did some assembly and painted the main wheel wells in RLM02.
I added the instrument decal, which is barely visible in this pic. I afterwards realised that I should have painted the panel in a lighter grey colour, which would have made the instruments more visible.
As I needed putty and new brushes for this and coming builds, I ordered some Mr White putty in two different versions.
And the brushes I got in my local hobby shop.
I haven’t tried the brushes yet, but will as soon as I continue painting the figures.
Fitting the cockpit into the fuselage halves took some time, and required sanding and checking. Luckily I checked the fit of the bottom wing half. I had to sand the bottom of the cockpit down a bit to get a smooth transition between body and underside of the wing section.
Once enough material was sanded down, the wings fitted quite well.
The upper wing halves was quite easy to get in place and the fit was very good.
Lastly I testfitted the coolers. Looks nice, I think and only need some painting before I can glue them in place.
Next up is the the tailplane and the nose with its guns and hopefully I’ll managed to paint the pilots, so I can fit them before adding the canopy.