Li Choo – Me-110 9/ZG1

Kit: Me-110 – Manufacturer: Airfix 1/72

9/ZG1 –3U+LT

Model by Li Choo

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About this model

Airfix Me-110 Build Article:

This is Airfix’s brand new Me-110 kit that has been supplied in two different boxing depicting two different versions however there are some minor inaccuracies that may need correcting.
For those who wish to make any correction to the kit, here is the list:

  • Reduce the rear topside engine cowling fairing from the movable flap
  • Reshape and extend the rear underside main wheel fairing to a teardrop appearance
  • Add a towel rail aerial under the fuselage
  • Add an underside aerial post in the port wing
  • Add underside aileron mass balances – there are 4 of them

A good Messerschmitt 110 reference is:
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 in Color Profile 1939-1945 by John Vasco & Fernando Estanislau

Schemes
9/ZG1 – 3U+LT10

Me110-D1-23I sprayed a priming coat of matt white from a rattle can to the surface and let dry
I first applied the acrylic yellows and whites to the banded areas
Once dry I then masked off those areas then applied base colour of Gunze Sangyo 71, RLM 02, Tamiya Light Blue RLM 65 using an airbrush with the standard camouflage pattern scheme
I then applied a gloss coat using Future sprayed with an airbrush without any dilution
I then applied the decals sourced from the kit for stencils with old Fujimi Me 110 decals and Microscale decals.
Once everything was dried and set, I then applied a gloss coat using Future to seal the decals followed by a wash when dry using thinned gray and dark green paints plus smoke tints.
Since the panel lines of this kit is quite prominent the amount of wash applied was sparingly conservative.
The final finish was to apply a matt coat using a mix of Tamiya flat base and Future

I applied light weathering using an airbrush consisting of an extremely thinned down mixture of dark grey and thinner approx. 1 part paint to 10 parts thinner.
Run airbrush streaks along panel lines until a slight change in tone is discernible.
Airbrushed in exhaust stains using mix of Tamiya smoke, brown, khaki drab and grey.

I used a Prismacolor silver pencil to create paint chipping effects along leading edges, access panels sparingly and on foot traffic areas on the wing along the fuselage immediately below the cockpit.

 

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