S u m m a r y
|Catalogue Number and
||Model Alliance 489029 - Defending the
Reich Skies 1944-1945 Pt.2
|Contents and Media:
||1 x 150mm x 210mm decal sheet and
available online from the Model Alliance website
||Sharply printed, good colour
definition, variety of subjects.
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com
Model Alliance expand their “Defending the Reich Skies”
with this latest release in 1:48 scale. As with part 1 there are five subjects
presented, all contained on a single decal sheet.
printing is up to a very high standard with excellent colour density and no
registration problems. The carrier film is quite thin and is placed as close to
the design as is practical.
No stencil data is supplied but the modeller does get the
Geschwader identification bands. As there are a number of kits that are
recommended with these decals, the modeller will have to take their chances as
to which ones the supplied RVDs will fit.
The colourful instruction sheet leaves no mistake as to where the markings
should go and the list of paints that match the RLM colours is very handy.
Brands covered in the latter are Humbrol, Xtracolor, Likelike and Model Master.
The five subjects profiled are:
Messerschmitt Bf 109
G-14/AS “White 4”, Kassel, Germany, 1945. Finished in RLM 75/83/76 with
81/83 on the fin and rudder.
Messerschmitt Bf 109
G-14/AS “Green 1, W.Nr. 784930, I/JG 77, 1945. Finished in RLM
83/75/76, with 81/83 on the rudder.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9,
“White 15”, W.Nr. 600651, Germany, 1945. Finished in RLM 75/83/76,
with random application of 82.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8,
“Chevron 4”, I./JG 301, Germany, April/May 1945. Finished in RLM 74/75/76
with parts of the underwing surfaces left in natural metal.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8,
“Yellow 11”, W.Nr. 681330, II./SG 2, Neubiberg, Germany, April 1945.
Finished in RLM 74/83/76.
This latest sheet from Model Alliance
presents the modeller with a variety of Luftwaffe fighters from the last years
of the war.
The subjects are colourful and the list of references on the sheets allows the
modeller to confirm the profiles for themselves.
Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK) for the
Model Alliance products are
online from the Aviation Workshop.
Review Copyright © 2007 by Rob Baumgartner
Page Created 23 February, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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