Instructions say 20g Noseweight, my balance tests said more required. I think there's about 25g of golf club weights packed around the fuselage walls and wrapped around the nose gear well. I put another 5g in the nose too.
The rear section was quite tricky to put together right, there are no locator ridges or channels in the upper section at all, Lots of test fitting required to get it right. Also had to shave the back of the upper plate as it didn't fit the fuselage quite right.
The instructions and the kit design disagree on placement of that forward bulkhead. This seems to fit fairly well. Also had to dry fit the cockpit to position that instrument panel in a way that would allow the fuselage to be joined.
Fuselage halves ready to go together. The wing root moulding runs way back to the rear section interior and needs filling (at least I need to fill it) took quite a lot of filler. You can see on the upper section where it's white under the paint how wide the channel was at the point it crossed the bulkhead.
This fuselage needed so much work to fill and blend the poor fit, I just left it on the side and did a bit at a time, then put it down again. As such, I didn't take any photos of the process. The nose cone was a different shape to the fuselage, and needed a lot of filler to build up the lower section to blend correctly.
Underside wasn't too bad, but lost a lot of panel line detail that I'm going to need to go back and fix. But, I'm not a rivet counter, so some panel lines that look about right will be just fine. The gun pack has no positive location to work to, and the instructions don't help much, so I put it where panel lines seemed they might indicate. The gun pack also has a good 5g of lead in the front to help the nose balance.
Nose wheelwell needed a fair bit of filler, and there is a little bit more to even off.
Messerschmitt Me 210 A-1 Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945) ZG 2 BN+CO | RLM02RLM70RLM74RLM75RLM76
28. May, 04:33
Chaz Gordon This one is a slow burner, It's been sidelined for nearly 12 months since these pictures were taken. I do a little bit at a time, but it's a good one to learn techniques like panel line scoring and fixing issues with.
28. May, 06:04
Łukasz Gliński The DB-7 family always pleases my eyes What is that wooden stand you've got?