Thanks for the compliment, but what is a BF-110-G?
The Bf-110 was a twin-engine fighter/bomber developed by the Luftwaffe that proved to be a failure as a fighter (too slow and lightly-armed), but which did better as a bomber on the Eastern Front. But it found its true calling as a night fighter (the G-4 variant) because the extra room allowed it to carry a hefty radar array and some nasty armament.
Dragon has released several Bf-110s in our scale, and they are superb kits bulging with detail. But not the coveted G variant. There is a nightfighter version (E/F IIRC), but whatever the base kit it would need:
- larger engine nacelles (this is the most-obvious variation)
- flame dampers for the exhausts
- a reconfigured nose
- larger rudders
- larger props and blades
- a slightly reconfigured 'pit with the radar equipment
- a Schraege Musik array of 20mm cannon pointed upwards out the rear of the cockpit
- Belly cannon array.
Have I left anything out, Gents?
There are other things like wing tanks that are available from people like Eagle Editions, but which you could include to bump up the price, or leave out if things get too pricey.
Two different companies have tried to come up with conversions for the Dragon kits (not to mention the ancient Jerry Rutman resin set for the even older Revell Bf-110 kit), but tanked for one reason or another. I'm quite certain you would have numerous takers here if you cast a complete set (less the PE radar antennas which are available on the AM). You could do like Eli does and take the requisite number of pre-orders before going whole hog. That way you could control the project.
Why you? It's not your era or specialty, but frankly you're our last, best hope for getting a conversion. Dragon has shown ZERO inclination to release the G variant, and has not released a 110 kit in our scale in 5 (???) years.
(Cue the begging and wailing from the peanut gallery).
Edited by Bill Cross, 15 August 2017 - 03:19 PM.