Why, you ask am I building in a scale I don't use for wargaming? Well, aside from the thrill of the inter-continental arms race that is Aircraft Month, the kit is unboxed - exposing it to damage amid my boxes of unbuilt kits. The clincher though, is that the '110 has the dubious distinction of being the first model I ever painted. I received it as a present on my 11th birthday (in 1976), together with my first three tins of Airfix-branded enamel paint - a dark green (upper surfaces), pale blue (undersides) and brown (exhausts, wheels, gun barrels). It was built straight from the box and with the markings applied looked pretty good. I remember using bits of it to build (well, bodge) a Ba-349 'Natter', probably in the late '70s.
Airfix originally released the '110 in 1959(!). Clearly the kit has retained a following, as they have recently released a new tooling - nice to see they still believe in dramatic box art.
My '110 build is progressing at a sedate pace, and I have yet to decide on a colour scheme. Further progress will be reported as it happens.