Li Choo – Me-110 Wasp Head

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

Wasp Head Scheme, SKG 210

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
Wasp Head Scheme, SKG 210

Me110-C4-KG210-(S9+AS)-Russia1942-17af+sI first applied white lacquer based primer from rattle can. Once dry, sprayed the appropriate areas with yellow. Once the yellow areas dried, masked the areas using painter’s tape to create a sharp demarcation with the corresponding camouflage colour.
Base colours of RLM 71, RLM 02 using Mr. Hobby Colors and Tamiya Light Blue acrylic based paints applied using an airbrush with painter’s tape masking for hard edging between the upper surface colour demarcations

When the upper colours were fully prepared I applied a slurry of salt and hair mousse mix over the upper surfaces in particular the leading edges and when dry, sprayed a succession of thinned white acrylic paint to simulate a white wash with various degrees of coverage to emulate a patchy and translucent appearance.

When the finish was dry, I then used a wet toothbrush to rub away the dried salt deposit to reveal the base camouflage below .
I applied a clear gloss coat to protect the finish followed by the application of the decals. Airfix decals include all stencilling however it has a lot of carrier film , matt finish register and inflexible after wetting. I had to use Future floor wax as a poor attempt to soften the decal
Once the decals set, reapplied another layer of gloss coat to blend everything into a single consistent finish.
First weathering application was a thinned paint wash to highlight the panel lines using various shades of gray and brown, add oil and grease stains
Once the wash dried, sprayed a light coating of matte finish to obtain a semi-gloss finish
Once dry applied a very thin wash using an airbrush to highlight the panels via differential filtering. I airbrushed in exhaust stains using mix of Tamiya smoke, brown, khaki drab and grey.
Next, I added mud stains to the wheels followed by a final coat of matte finish to seal the weathering effects.

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