Eduard 1/72 Bf 110E
By Matt Bittner
- G9+JM, 4./NJG 1, St. Trong, France, February 1942
- S9+NN,l 5./ZG "Wespen", Lt Herbert Kutsche, Russia 1942
- LN+LR, 1.(Z)/JG 77, Lt. Felix-Maria Brandis, Malmi, Finland, 1942
- W. Nr. 4035, Sonderkommando Junck, Iraq, Mosul Air Base, May, 1941
Construction starts with the cockpit, and there are a lot of pieces. Take your time and study the instructions carefully. You can decide not to use the photoetch as most of the pieces on the photoetch fret are replicated in plastic (except for some things like the throttle quadrant and seat belts, etc.) plus there are decals for the instrument panels. However, to get the "most" from the cockpit and everything supplied, I would definitely use the photoetch.
Next is assembling the fuselage, include all internal pieces. Again, there are a lot of pieces that go inside the fuselage halves so pay close attention to the instructions and follow carefully. Once all pieces are glued into one fuselage half then the fuselage halves can be glued together. Now that the fuselage is all together construction continues with the addition of the nose - included its guns - as well as all tail pieces.
The next step is masking the clear pieces and adding them to the build. You have the option of either an open or closed pilot's area and the instructions detail what you need to accomplish for each one.
This is an awesome kit in all ways. Eduard has done extreme justice to the Bf 110 with this - and subsequent - releases and you'll be amiss if you don't pick one up. It will take some time due to all the parts, but it shouldn't be a difficult build, given how Eduard kits have gone together in the past. I'm definitely looking forward to starting this one.
Huge thanks to Eduard for sending this Bf 110E to review.