nmayhew Posted November 24, 2010 Share Posted November 24, 2010 Hello gentlemen, With my Dora close to completion I feel abit more comfortable starting my next project! My build will try to replicate Bf109 E-4/BW.Nr.2024 "Yellow 6" of 3./ Erpr.Gr.210 flown by Oberleutnant Otto Hintze. Hintze was shot down on 29th October 1940,his aircraft coming down at Sheerland Farm, Pluckley, Kent, which is just over10 miles from where I live. This point, combined with the fact that i havealways been interested in the Luftwaffe's early "jabo" operations,mean i have been itching to a Erpr.Gr.210 aircraft for a while. I have referred to John Vasco's book "Messerschmitt Bf 110 Bombsights Over England -- Erprobungsgruppe 210 in the Battle of Britain" (Schiffer Publishing) extensively in my researching this project: [Moderator's comment by Charles Metz -- November 24, 2020 2010: I've added the Amazon link immediately above at Nick's request.] John himself has been kind enough toanswer a number of specific questions I had about this plane and others ofErpr.Gr.210, so thank you John!! Some notes about Hintze: He was shot down on his 53rd Battle ofBritain mission, taking fire first by Flying Officer Thomas of 222 Sqn and thenSergeant Burgess, also of 222 Sqn. However, I have found John Vasco alsostating that Hintze himself is convinced his own wingman was the first to fireat him, being over zealous on first sighting the enemy! Ah, the fog of war! It should be noted that Hintze bailed outwhen his aircraft was travelling at over 248mph (400kmh), when the recommendedspeed for such action was 155mph (250kmh) - no wonder he dislocated hisshoulder! Hintze survived the jump, spent the war in Canada, and i think lived on untilthe late 1990s. Here is the man himself (pics from JohnVasco's book unless stated otherwise)... and celebrating his birthday ( a veryevocative Battle of Britain pic from the "other" point of view ithink) - he is at the back just to the left of the chap serving... I don't have a picture of Hintze'sspecific mount, but here is Horst Marx's aircraft, which was in similar camo: Sadly no cool Erpr.Gr.210 logo, but therewill be some nice criss-cross mottle for me to airbrush, as well as the 250kgbomb slung beneath, which I awlways think looks cool on a little 190! So what about the kit: well, it will be mysecond Eduard 109, and I hope to make the construction and final painting anddecalling a bit better than my first effort, which looks "ok" but themore i stare at it, the more i see things i did wrong, rather than things i ampleased with. So, it's the E-4 boxing, but i havecorrected canopy so don't worry! I also have the following aftermarketstuff (if you need reference numbers etc then just ask): Aires resin cockpit Quickboost resin exhaust Eagle Editions resin wheels Quickboost Revi gunsight (may not use asAires give you one with the cockpit) Eduard photo etch (pretty redundant forthe most part, but i'll use a few bits and bobs, notable the intake grill onthe side of the cowling) Montex masks and barrrels Eduard bomb rack and bombs Scale Aircraft metal landing gear i have not figured out how i will do the"6" yet - either buy an Eagle Cals set which has the right font(small!!!) etc, or buy some Warpigs masks, but no-one has them over here, andshipping from US is ridiculous for basically a sheet of paper - we will seeabout that one down the line i guess. Here are the various bits and bobs: So there we are! I hope to post a few pics later today ofmy intitial progress. Kind regards, Nick PS Although I suppose strictly speaking it should be in the Battle of Britain Group Build, I have put it here in the general Works In Progress because firstly, I'm not sure I will complete it before the deadline, and secondly because when I looked last night, the BoB forum had been untouched for nearly a month apart from one build. I will be honest in saying that I don't want to stick my build where no-one is doing anything presently, and where few people are "popping in" - otherwise I might as well save myself the trouble and not post at all! Moderators, I hope you understand. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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