Hi, all. This will be my first build log here - or anywhere, really.
I've long had a thing for the underdog. I've always been fascinated by aircraft like the P-39, the Douglas Devastator, and yes, the Bf-110. While it certainly served its niche, it was more or less obsolete as a fighter by the Battle of Britain. Indeed, the concept of a heavy "destroyer" fighter is kinda dubious in my mind, but that's for a different thread.
Anyway, on to the build. This is Cyber Hobby's kit 3209 and is an offshoot of Dragon's 110C and 110D line. I picked this one up for cheap several years ago and finally got the urge to build it. I'm no master scratch builder or detailer, so I'll be building it OOB with the exception of Eduard masks and some HGW seatbelts which are currently on order.
First off, getting organized.
This desk organizer is great as is the book holder. As you can see, I've got the instruction errata sheet from Brett Green. His was for the 110C and though it appears that Dragon/CH revised a few things, many of the gotchas he calls out are still valid. Indeed, it appears they've botched a few other things as well. Like completely ignoring the trim wheel and several of the cannon magazines. Oh, Dragon. I love you, but sometimes I hate you.
Anyway, after about 3 hours of sticking parts together, most of the main sub-assemblies are built. Knock on wood, but so far, the fit has been fantastic. Supposedly the nacelles are this kit's weakness. Time will tell.
The cockpit tub is mocked up with tape. Love the molded detail and the fit so far.
Anyone know what the clear piece is on top of the rail nearest the camera? What is that and why was it molded clear?
And here's everything mocked up so far. I will not bother painting any of the nose MGs since they will be completely hidden when complete, save for a few (scale) inches of their muzzles. Again, fit is good so far.