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Meng Model's 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Me 410 B-2/U4

by Brett Green

Messerschmitt Me 410 B-2/U4




Here is my latest completion - Meng Model’s 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 410 B-2/U4, the bomber killer variant fitted with the BK5 50mm cannon.



I was really impressed with the level of detail, especially the busy cockpit. I added a set of plastic Fine Molds harness straps although the rest of the interior is straight from the box.



Shapes are generally good but I replaced the stumpy kit spinners and pointy propeller blades with Quickboost’s Item No. QB 48 589 Me 410 Propeller w/ Tool.



Some areas of assembly are a bit fiddly, most notably the canopy, but fit is generally very good. Eduard masks were used for canopy painting, and I coloured the interior framing with a black Sharpie.



Kit decals were mainly used. They performed perfectly. I did replace the tail Hakenkrueze and the spinner spirals with decals taken from a couple of old Eagle Cals sets.



I’ll be writing this one up for a detailed article in Issue 183 of Model Airplane International magazine.

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Page Created 10 August, 2020
Last Updated 12 August, 2020

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