by Osvaldo Viggiani
Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4
1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4 is available online from
Taking a breather from my 1/5 scale Ziroli
P 38, I recently finished this 1/48 scale Messershcmitt Bf 110G-4 from
Revell of Germany.
I based my model on a photo that appeared
in Luftwaffe Codes Markings & Units ( Barry Rosch ) Schiffer
publications, page 93. The machine belonged to 6./NJG 101 and the
camouflage should have been a standard solid 75 upper surfaces with 76
undersurfaces at the last time of the war for this machines (Close Up 18
photo colors and The Official Monogram Guide to Painting German Aircraft
1935-1945) , but for some reason I believe that the ground personal
paint the upper surfaces with a squiggle patern, wave or spaghetti of
Brown Violet or a similar colour to the late-war greens.
Reference may also be found in Monogram's
Close up 18 page 26 where a photograph of the fin of this machine may be
I built Revell's Bf 110G kit straight from
the box. I added only antennae, seat belts and dropped the flaps. In
summary, the construction required medium modelling skills and a little
I painted the model with Testor enamels.
Testor's Light Blue 76 and Gray Violet 75 are very close to the Eagle
Editions German chart of colours, but the Brownviolett 81 is not, so I
used Heli. camo drab of this enamels to replace 81.
I painted the model the same way of the
Germans (at leats I hope so). First I applied a solid coat of 76 in
overall kit. This permitted me to correct little details or
imperfections on the surface. I then painted the 75. When the paints
were dry enough to be safely handled (one week) I painted the squiggle
pattern with Heli camo drab.
I used a Badger 100 GXF at low pressure
with the paint diluted to water-like consistency .
To finish I added chips with silver paint,
oil leaks with Tamiya smoke and rusts with pastels. I painted the
exhausts with Testor buffing Metalizers.
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