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Eduard's 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 110 E

by Oliver Peissl

 

Messerschmitt Bf 110 E

 


Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 Royal Class is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

Here is my Messerschmitt Bf 110 E from Eduard in 1/48 scale. I was keen to build this rare bird finished in its desert colours.

This is clearly not a typical desert aircraft as it was not fitted with any filters or other equipment. It seems that the “Luftwaffe” had to react quickly to the Allied attacks on axis transport ships for the  Afrika Korps.

I also used photo-etched parts from Eduard (49385) plus MG 17, exhausts, pilot’s stick, rear gun, and Revi from Quickboost, and an MG 15 from Aires to built this Zerstörer.

 

 

The interior was painted, like always, in RLM02 and washed with dark oil colors. The interior detail parts were painted according to reference photos.

The fit of the fuselage of the engine cowls with the Wings was awful. There was more than a one millimetre gap so I had to use a lot of sheet and putty to fill these. Of course I had to rescribe all the engraved detail again!

 

 

The Bf 110 E featured a heating flap on the nose and also on starboard fuselage side behind the gunner. Also there was a plate on the starboard engine to prevent exhaust blowing into the intake. These features are not represented on the Eduard kit so I added the from plastic card.

As always, I began with pre-shading the model with dark grey paint.

After that I applied the basic colors  RLM 78/79 from Gunze on the upper and underside.

 

 

After decalling the complete model was filtered to duplicate the irregular shades on the paintwork.

Finally, the smaller parts such as brake lines and exhausts were added along with stains and general weathering.

 

  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 E by Oliver Peissl: Image
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