Thursday, December 8, 2011

Messerschmitt BF 110 C Instrument Panel

Here are some images of Eduard's 1/4 scale Messerschmitt BF 110 C instrument panel.
Every once in a while a model kit comes along that all model builders must build. This is one of them.
The model's detail is incredible and when placed in a shadow box makes a wonderful display piece worthy of any wall.
The instructions call for the instrument base to be painted an RLM 66 grey but I decided to paint mine an RLM o2 grey as I felt that it would bring out the contrast of the instrument dials and switches more. Besides I think some instrument panels may have been RLM 02 grey anyway. But I wouldn't attest to it.
I also felt that my addition of a photo of a WWII babe to the panel would be a nice touch.


ColKillgore said...

Suggested paint colors are just that suggestions. A personal story from back when I was in the army. A group of us were at a model shop and we overheard another customer wanting a bottle of a certain seafoam green to paint the interior of his M1 Abrams tank model. We tried telling the guy we painted the interior of our tanks white not seafoam green. The guy wouldn't believe us, he assured us his reference was correct. We showed him our military ID's told him this is what we do and the interiors of every M1 we had was painted white but it was to no avail.


-Warren Zoell said...

Thanks for the story ColKillgore, and you're right. Paint suggestions are just that.