A tale of 2 Me110's

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    A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:08 pm

    As you ALL know (ghax qazzistkom nghid) i have just started working on two me110's. One of them is the new Dragon model. It is brilliant and checking against the multitude of reference kindly donated by our information officer Marco, I have come to the conclusion that it is highly accurate and will only require minor additions such as wiring, piping and seat belts. The rest seems to all be there and very accurate indeed.

    The second model is the old revell which will be built to portray a G4. Since this requires major scratchbuilding and other usual work, i decided to start from her. Thank God, there is a multitude of information including photos so the going is not that obscure. I am just copying what is in the photos. here is the progress so far.

    This is the rear bulkhead and decking at the rear of the cockpit.

    This is the reworked cockpit floor from the kit.

    Left hand side of the rear pit.

    Right had side of the rear pit

    The framing onto which is fixed the twin seat for the rear gunner/radio operator.

    Rear ammo container for the twin mg's

    Right hand side ammo container for the forward firing twin 20mm cannon

    Left hand side ammo container for the 20mm including the oxygen regulator and instrument panel with oxygen pressure gauge and indicator.

    Ammo boxes and container positioned on the pit floor. These items are all scratchbuilt made mostly from scrap resin blocks.

    Combo twin seat for radio operator/rear gunner. One was made of netting and the other from woven fabric strips, not the most comfortable ride it seems. i made the netting from surgical gauze and the woven strips from masking tape. The belts were individually made from masking tape and buckles.

    Another view of the seat. The clips held flares and other itemss as necessary.

    The following pics show all the above details placed in the cockpit.





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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Joseph on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:15 pm

    Brilliant, simply awseome, well the usual fine detail one would expect from you. Very good progress!

    Well done and again brilliant Smile Smile

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  William on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:30 pm

    Excellent detail, keep posting


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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  iCocker on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:55 pm

    Brian

    Brilliant Brain, love that chair ... impressive as usual!

    Between us though Brian which model you'll be having fun doing the state of the art DML or the updated Revell?

    This gonna be a BIG model ...

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:09 pm

    Brillant Brian simply brillant , el Viva Aircraft builders well done .....and of course an other three Luftwaffe models (2 Bf110 and 1 Bf109) simply great.... cheers

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  iCocker on Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:36 pm

    Marco ... ma nibdewx il-piki bejn is-sections, hekk jew bekk nafu li l-aktar slow huma intom Cool

    Imma nsommha dan l-ahhar hadtu ftit ruh .... cheers


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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:47 pm

    L-aktar slow ghadek zbal ta, mela ic cekja sew ...

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:04 pm

    Thanks guys glad you like it. when i come next i will bring it over hopefully i will have more work done although now my leave is over so time will be at a premium. I hope you don;t squabble on who builds most models, i wonder when these will be done. It will definitely take me ages as usual.

    Ivan, to answer your question, i am having such a buzz scratchbuilding all the stuff in the revell pit, i think that this will be the most entertaining not just putting in some extra wiring and painting.

    Marco, you can check the stuff i am building with the magnificent photos on the walkaround book. I cannot post those since they are on acrobat reader and i don;t know how to extract pics from it to post.

    cheers and thanks for the comments. The only downside is that there is no way they will be done in time for the expo.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Ray on Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:22 pm

    Brian, I can only echo what has been said before me.....AMAZING & INSPIRING work as usual mate!!!!

    My question and my curiosity is this.......after finishing both models, and if you haven't revealed which is gonna be which (Iva l-iktar Marco ma jkunx jaf) it would have been a real test for us mere mortals (who does not model aircraft Sad ) to recognise which is the DML and which is the old and revamped Revell kit Twisted Evil

    It would have been a real test for us ALL including Marco IMHO, again if you haven't revealed which is which, as with your super detailing ability I'm sure you'll step up the old Revell kit one notch further then the new DML kit Twisted Evil

    Keep them coming, as this forum becomes richer and richer each day!!!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  matilda on Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:58 pm

    woow, this is some really nice work so far, werry inspiring.

    will keep watching on this one.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Aldo on Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:15 am

    Fantastic work of your usual vintage. I envy you guys who manage to keep your patience in spite of the onset of 'mature' years - I'm losing it fast!!! Must be the effect of the other models...

    Brian, you are incredible!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:17 am

    Thanks Aldo, actually i only have unlimited patience for models, nothing else. that is the only thing which calms me down.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:10 pm

    WOW!!! Hey Brian?

    THAT'S the BRIAN CAUCHI I know...Break our legs mate! SUPERIOR WORK. 1st Class!

    Go on!!!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:45 pm

    Come on ex my friend, this does not even start next to the work you are doing on that lancaster. Don;t be that modest!! But i must admit i am really having fun on this one, as much as i did with the me262s

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:12 pm

    great detailing work, really like the gunners seat.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:58 pm

    Thanks Joe, it is my favorite part. I like it too. I think it turned out ok and if you see the reference photo, it looks exactly like it. When i bring it over, i shall bring the reference photos too. i have been working on the bank of radios/radar sets today and they are turning out ok too. Pretty happy with them. when done, i will post some pics.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:20 pm

    as always....master craftsman....prosit Brian....
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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  alexbb on Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:45 pm

    excellent detail work as is expected from you

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:17 pm

    This weekend's work. i managed to finish the bank of radar/radio sets which the operator uses. The grey part is the Dragon kit part. The rest is obviously mine. I used anything suitable i could lay my hands on. The G4 had slightly different equipment and additional sets.




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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Joseph on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:32 pm

    Simply excellent!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:34 pm

    Thanks Joe, at close up they look a bit crude but i'm sure that when painted, they will look better. they are a lot of detail packed into a very small space, those boxes are about 1cm by 7mm.

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  Ray on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:36 pm

    Precision and quality definitely go hand in hand especially in your case!!

    Keep them coming mate, this forum needs the likes of YOU!!!!

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:46 pm

    great work, excellent detail, surely that when painted will look even better cheers

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  iCocker on Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:42 am

    Seems your profession is more prolific in modelling then on in the Works Division my friend! cyclops Probably you get much more inspired eh!

    Simply amazing ...

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    Re: A tale of 2 Me110's

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:17 am

    Golden Words Ivan, golden words indeed. what inspiration can you possibly get from this mediocre situation which worsens daily?!!

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