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Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1

3 x Decal Sheets in 1/32 Scale

 

Decals from EagleCals EC#121

EagleCals Decals

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: EC#120, #121, #122
Scale: 1/32 scale
Contents and Media: Full sized decal sheet and full-colour, double-letter size instructions with reference photos.
Price: each USD$17.50 available from Eagle Editions Website
Review Type: FirstLook and Application
Advantages: Great subjects; gorgeous artwork; good attention to detail; excellent printing with perfect registration and minimal carrier film; excellent performance on application.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: Another high quality, well-researched and professionally presented production from EagleCals

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


Eagle Cals #120, 121 and 122 will be available online from Squadron.com

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Eagle Editions latest EagleCals' releases are just in time for Eduard's excellent new 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1.

All three decal sets are beautifully printed and in perfect register. The instruction artwork by Tom Tullis features finely reproduced halftones, mottles, weathering plus realistic depiction of light and shade. The large versions of these illustrations are very attractive.

The illustrations are supplemented with aircraft background and a text description of the colours and markings worn. A large stencil placement diagrams is also included, as is a small set of plan view colour illustrations for upper surface camouflage patterns and decal placement.

 



There is a good variety of markings and aircraft in these three new decal sets, ranging from RLM 70/71 splinter scheme, through to the Phoney War / Battle of France colours of RLM 02 and RLM 71 on the upper surface with high camouflage demarcation, right up to the mottled fuselage sides of the Battle of Britain and the Balkans.

I only received the decal sheet this morning but I have been working on the kit for a few weeks. I could not resist applying the major markings straight away.

The model was prepared with a Future gloss coat then the surface of the plastic was simply wet with water. Carrier film was extremely thin and almost disappeared once the decals were dry. The white sections of the markings were perfectly opaque, and I liked the slightly light and bright interpretation of the Red on the number and devil's head.

 

 

Specifically, the subjects covered on each sheet are:

 

EagleCals #120

  • "Yellow 14" 6.(J)/Trägergruppe 186 - Reference: Jagdwaffe: Blitzkrieg and Sitzkrieg page 279

  • "Yellow 12" 6./JG 26 - Reference: Jochen Prien Die Jagdfliegervarbande der Deutschen Luftwaffe 1934 – 1945 Vol 1 page 202

  • "Yellow 3" 6./JG 52 - Reference: Jagdwaffe: Attack in the West May 1940 page 304.

  • "Black <" Lt. Josef "Pips" Priller Stab I./JG 51- Reference: Stipdonk, Meyer Das Jagdgeschwader 51 page 15. Jochen Prien Die Jagdfliegervarbande der Deutschen Luftwaffe 1934 – 1945 Vol 2 page 272.


EagleCals #121

  • "White 13" Hptm. Helmut Henz 4./JG 77 - Reference: Jagdwaffe: Strike in the Balkans page 28.

  • "Red 1" Oblt. Gert Framm 2./JG 27 - Reference: Jagdwaffe: Attack in the West page 313.

  • "Red 16" Oblt. Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG 26 - Reference: Jagdwaffe: Attack in the West page 310.

  • "Yellow 12" 9./JG 52 - Reference: Jagdwaffe: Strike in the Balkans page 25.


EagleCals #122

  • "Yellow 12" Fw. Ernst Arnold 3./JG 27 - Reference: Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain Phase Two page 170.

  • "White 2" Fw. Paul Boche 4./JG 52 - Reference: Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain Phase Three page 256. Bernd Barbas History of II./JG 52.

  • "Yellow 10" W. Nr. 6352 6./JG 54 - Reference: Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain Phase Four page 336.

  • "Black 13" 2./JG 77 - Reference: Jochen Prien Die Jagdfliegervarbande der Deutschen Luftwaffe 1934 – 1945 Vol 4/ II page 98.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is another high quality, well-researched and professionally presented production from EagleCals.

The markings will be of great value to anyone building Eduard's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1.

Thanks to Eagle Editions for the review samples


EagleCals decals are available from Eagle Editions Website


Preview Text Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 5 March, 2009
Last updated 6 March, 2009

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