Monday, 5 January 2009

Messerschmitt Bf 110

Another Christmas present completed(*) This time a Messerschmitt Bf 110E-1. I don't have many large aircraft and this might be the beginning of a trend as there are a number of heavy fighters and light bombers that tempt me. The only problem is storage as they do tend to take up a considerable amount of space. Being able the disconnect the aircraft from the aerial helps. The planes are then packed away in bubble wrap until needed.

The model is by Revell and I was pleased to find it didn't have too many parts so quite a quick build, but painting the mottled camouflage took a while using a bit of sponge. The aircraft itself is modelled as the one flown by Hptm Ralph van Rettberg of Stab II ZG26 in Russia June 1941 (hence the MiG 3 in the background)

* yes, I spotted that the rear wheel hadn't been painted after taking the picture.