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Kagero Decals Red Series
Heinkel He 111Ps of KG 27

 

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Red Series KD72002 Heinkel He 111P’s of KG 27

Scale:

1/72 (also available in 1/48 and 1/32)

Contents & Media

Waterslide decals for three subjects and markings guide booklet.

Price

Scale Available on-line from these stockists:

Kagero

Hannants

Squadron

1/72

8.61

Not Listed

US$9.90

1/32

13.53

£10.99

US$14.40

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Superb quality decals nicely presented.

Disadvantages:

None apparent.

Conclusions:

These are very good quality decals supplied in a nice presentation format. I think that they represent good value, and I am happy to recommend them.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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Kagero is well placed as to produce decals thanks to its strong base as a publisher of military reference books. It has published several volumes on the He 111. They also offer decals in various different presentation formats.

The set reviewed here is from Kagero’s Red Series and is a limited edition, although such a status applies to most decal releases. Cartograf print the decals, and their quality looks to be superb, as we would expect of this brand. Kagero’s main contribution is in the subject research and the accompanying instructional booklet. It seems a fair bet that the three aircraft selected for this decals set will have been thoroughly researched, given Kagero’s publishing expertise.

 

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The 12-page booklet is slightly smaller than A4 in landscape format. It details three KG-27 aircraft from the early war period. Each aircraft’s markings are presented very nicely in colour across two pages, with paint colours cross-referenced to RLM codes. The references used for each scheme are recorded in small print with each scheme. There are two photographic images of one subject in stripped down and derelict state. Each subject is notable for its colourful or interesting fuselage artwork; and notes on individual aircraft at the back of the booklet cover the background to this. The rear page has profiles of the three subjects and instructions on how to apply the decals.

Whilst my review sample is 1/72 scale, the same set is also available in 1/48 and 1/32 scale as well.

 

 

All three schemes are finished in RLM 70/71/65, so the only variation is in the spinner colours, markings and artwork. The aircraft concerned are:

  • Heinkel He 111 P-2, W.Nr. 1417, 1G+FN of 5./KG 27, Seerappen, East Prussia, September 1939,

  • Heinkel He 111 P-2, 1G+BB of Stab I./KG 27, flown by Oblt. Paul Hollinde, Gablingen, late autumn-winter 1939-1940, and

  • Heinkel He 111 P-2, 1G+DL of 3./KG 27, crew: Uffz. Otto Wehmeir (pilot), Uffz. Arthur Voigt (observer), Uffz. Otto Miklitz (flight engineer), Uffz. Manfred Kisker (radio operator), Münster-Handorf, May 1940


 

Conclusion

 

These are very good quality decals supplied in a nice presentation format. I think that they represent good value, and I am happy to recommend them.

Thanks to Kagero Decals for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2012 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 10 December, 2012
Last updated 10 December, 2012

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