Hi everyone, a few years back I read lots of messages about a new 1/32 Bf 110 conversion and so I put off doing it myself. As nothing seems to have happened I am going to start work on it as soon as my Ju 88 P-1 is finished. I have never yet failed to make good on a product I say I will do and although there is always a first time I do not anticipate this being so. I am not looking for pre-orders or anything or even a show of hands as I gleaned from the earlier posts that enough people wanted one but be warned the kit is expensive already never mind adding a comprehensive conversion to the price. Those of you who know me know I keep my mark-up to the minimum and I will try my best to continue in this vein but it has to be worth the time I pour into it. Not sure what to do about photos - sad that I have lost all my old posts and can not afford to pay for a photobucket subscription - shame this site does not allow you to upload direct from your PC like FB. Any suggestions?
I tried to get this project off the ground a while ago ... It went nowhere, unfortunately.
Some time ago I saw some of your AIMS conversions for the Revell Ju-88 ... looking at some of the builds I thought I'd like to do a couple of these ...
At around that point one of the G-6 night fighter conversions came up for sale on the Traders Board ... so I nabbed it - one of the original boxings with heaps of marking options.
I have to say at this point ... that the more I look at it ... the more I'm not sure I'll ever attempt to use it ... and it's sort of pushed me off grabbing a couple of further sets for now.
A shame ... as I love the detail shown in the finished products on display.
I would like you to receive this feedback in the spirit with which it is intended - there is no 'niggle' ... just an honest appraisal ...
As with any conversion ... there will be cutting, clean up of replacement parts and assembly - this is a given ...
But what seems unclear as I rifle through the box contents - is instructions - on what parts should look like once cleaned up ... the nacelles are loaded with what looks like solid putty - but there's no mention of the need for it to be removed ... or what can be left ... what areas need to be clean for assembly? There are marking options for A/C with Schräge Musik arrays ... but no parts ... or instructions on where to fit them. The radar arrays look to be the same in this regard - I have (I think?!?) the arms ... but not the dipoles.
Simply put ... the instructions alongside the box contents have put me off for the time being. Also ... vac formed components are not as preferable to me as resin ones.
In my mind any conversion for the Dragon kit would have to be a full resin conversion ... with clear and precise instructions showing what parts are to be used, when and how they look once cleaned up (so that casting anomalies will be obvious to users).
All parts would need to be included so that nothing else needs to be sourced from anywhere ... except in a case (such as Russ' scratch built conversion) where the 20mm Schräge Musik cannon can be sourced directly from the kit.
Again ... please receive this feedback the way it is intended - just my observations and thoughts from what I've seen so far ... It looks like GT Resin is already onto this one, though.
Edited by Artful69, 20 August 2017 - 02:37 AM.