Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1
3 x Decal
Sheets in 1/32 Scale
Decals from EagleCals
S u m m a r y
||EC#120, #121, #122
|Contents and Media:
||Full sized decal sheet and full-colour,
double-letter size instructions with reference photos.
each USD$17.50 available from Eagle Editions Website
||FirstLook and Application
||Great subjects; gorgeous
artwork; good attention to
detail; excellent printing with perfect registration and minimal
carrier film; excellent performance on application.
||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
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
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:
"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.