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JG 5

Xtradecal, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Numbers:

Xtradecal Item No. X72266 – JG 5

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Waterslide decals for 14 subjects with coloured placement guide.

Price:

GBP 6.66 (Export)

GBP 7.99 (EU price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent production quality, great value, swastikas included.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

These are superbly well produced decals, and represent excellent value. Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 87 B/K/R Stuka decals
are available online from Squadron.com

F i r s t L o o k

 

This release has 14 subjects made up of various Bf 109s, Bf 110s, Fw 190s, and a single Fw 58; a type not often featured in aftermarket decals. All of the options are interesting and appealing in my opinion.

 

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The 14 schemes offered are:

  • Bf-109E-7, Blue 3, 8/JG5, Staffelkapitan Hptm Herman Segatz, Finland, 1942;

  • Bf-109F-4, Black 13, 8/JG5, Fw Heinrich Bartels, Finland, 1942;

  • Bf-109F-4, II//JG5, Gruppenkommandeur Hptm Horst Carcanico, Finland, July-August 1942;

  • Bf-109F-4, II//JG5, Gruppenkommandeur Hptm Horst Carcanico, Finland, crashed 30km behind enemy lines, Winter 1942;

  • Bf-109G-2, 10/JG5, Blue 10, Norway, 1945;

  • Bf-109G-14, 16/JG5, Blue 17, Lt Heinz Schuler, Norway, 1945;

  • Fw-190A-3, Yellow 3, 3/JG5, Lt Max Endriss, Norway, 1942;

  • Fw-190A-4, White 10, 1/JG5, Oblt Wolfgang Kosse, Norway, 1942;

  • Fw-190A-8, Blue 9, 12/JG5, Lt Karl Heinz Koch;

  • Fw-190A-8, White 10, 9/JG5, Fw Rudolf Artner, Norway, 1945;

  • Fw-190A-3, Black 2, II/JG5, Stavanger, 1943;

  • Bf-110E-2, LN+LR, 10(Z)/JG5, Lt Felix Brandis, Finland, 1942;

  • Bf-110G-2, +EU, Stab/JG5, Norway, 1945; and

  • Fw-58, KB+HP, 1/JG5, Ogfn Muhlberser, Norway.

The coloured placement guide provides port and starboard profiles for each of the subjects, along with small upper and lower surface plan views. Each of the schemes include modeller’s notes providing useful information focused mainly on subtleties of the paint finish and markings, but also covering non-standard features where applicable.   


 

The Decals

The decals are supplied in Xtradecal’s usual polythene zip-lock bag. They appear superbly printed by Microscale Decals, with excellent colour density and registration.

 

 

National insignia are provided including swastikas.  

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

These are superbly well produced decals, and represent excellent value.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Hannants for this sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2017 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 22 February, 2017
Last updated 24 February, 2017

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