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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« on: December 05, 2018, 05:17:27 PM »
Hi guys

Another project on the bench (actually it is there for many month and I want
to get rid of it before the end of the year....)

This time the poorly known and many times forgotten Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel.

Fruit of Willy Messerschmitt's brilliant mind...on a cloudy day :) :) :)

The original box...



Some surgery...



The Langnase Hummel was the result of a bet that Wilhelm Emil Messerschmitt, aka Willy, made with a friend.

The challenge was to fool the enemy, making the aircraft seem to be flying backwards, and with no pilot.

Hence the extensive remodeling of the fuselage structure...




Due to the perils involved, Willy decided not to risk an human pilot, being the aircraft remotely controlled by radio,
turning it into one of the first drones ever known (or maybe not :))




And after a first coat of painting...







By the way, hummel is the German word for drone, and langnase is "big nose".
For obvious reasons... :)

Thanks for watching!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 03:55:37 AM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 01:35:22 AM »
Love it! :-* :smiley:

Also has a somewhat starfighter look to it.
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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 06:51:57 AM »
Oh that is dead clever  :smiley:  And the yellow stripes suit a bumblebee very well  ;D
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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 07:22:51 AM »
That's truly inspired, Antonio!

Great stuff!

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 08:36:23 AM »
As all above said ! ! !
Over all look is cool  8)
Fine camo scheme.

Is all there in the parts.  One just has to see it and you did.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 08:38:42 AM by finsrin »

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 01:03:30 PM »
Well thats nice

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 07:01:50 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 03:18:18 PM »
that looks really cool.  Nice work

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 01:02:53 AM »
I love this idea and great work on the paint job!

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 06:36:17 PM »
This is doing very strange things with my head....
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 03:52:41 PM »
Thanks for the comments!

It is indeed intended to do strange things to one´s head :)

I was not pleased with the painting scheme, so I changed it a little bit.

Added some gloss varnish and some decals, and the result is this...
















A few details, like the landing gear, exhausts and antenna, still missing, but the finishing line is near :)

Thanks for watching!

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 04:07:33 PM »
 8) :-* :-*

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2018, 04:33:46 PM »
 :o
Great improvement!

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2018, 05:57:58 PM »
It certainly does strange things to my head! :-\
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2018, 02:38:00 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2018, 08:55:27 AM »
Beautiful!!  The revised scheme works well.

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2018, 08:36:21 AM »
Now that finished up a treat!

Most excellent, Antonio!

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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2018, 04:06:09 PM »
Hi guys

Thnanks for the comments!

A quick update. After applying some oils...










And to prove that, despite its long long long nose, it is no "muzzle-diver" (the opposite of a "tail-sitter" :) ) please find below some photos with the aircraft landed:
















Some minor retouches and the final matte varnish coat still missing.


Thanks for watching!

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2018, 05:23:54 PM »
That's just weird! ;D
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2018, 11:09:37 PM »
Beautiful result in the end, convincing, it seems that luftwaffe really had this machine

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2018, 04:59:03 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2018, 03:43:51 PM »
Thanks for the comments!

After some minor retouches and a final coat of matte varnish, it is finally finished!


Please find below the usual (and way too many) testimonial photos:





































Thanks for watching, and a Merry Christmas to you all!

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Re: Me Bf-110L Langnase Hummel - Eduard 1/72
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2018, 04:54:06 PM »
So interesting to study just for its kit-bash concept "backwardness" success.  Inspiring to try sometime when right kit comes along.  :-*
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