S u m m a r y
||Lifelike Decals 32-002 - Messerschmitt Me
109 Part 1
|Contents and Media:
||2 x A5
sized decal sheet; 1 x full colour double-sided A-4 instruction
||USD$12.50 from model
||High quality printing,
perfect register, stencil data included, informative
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by Rob Baumgartner
This second release from Lifelike in this scale,
and it is devoted to the Messerschmitt Bf 109.
It is based on their earlier
1/72 and 1/48 scale sheets and provides four subjects for the larger
The quality of the printing
is first class with each of the two sheets being in perfect
register. Where necessary, some items with more than one colour are
printed separately. The two decals can then be easily overlaid and
any registration problems are in the hands of the modeller.
The carrier film is
extremely thin and the printed colours look to have good density.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
A complete set of data is
included for the type of 109 you choose to model and the location of
these items is clearly shown on a separate instruction sheet. These
are tailored for the Me 109E, F and G models.
The four subjects on this
- Me109 E-1 flown by
Feldwebel Hans Troitzsch, 6/JG77, December 1939.
“Yellow 5” was camouflaged in RLM 71/02/65 and can be seen with
several red patches on the tail section. Another photo shows further
evidence of bullet holes on the fuselage so Lifelike have provided
the modeller with additional red patches as markers for these.
- Me109 F-4 flown by Hptm.
Helmut Mertens, 1/JG3, July 1942.
This aircraft was tagged as “White 111” and carried the standard RLM
74/75/76 of the period. As with the other subjects carrying kills
tallies on the rudder, an extra set is provided for the opposite
side should the modeller wish to apply them.
- Me109 G-2 flown by Hptm.
Wolfdieter Huy, 1/JG77, October 1942.
unusual aircraft in that “white 1” has what is reported to be a
field applied application of two dark greens over its original RLM
74/75/76. The manufacturers give their assessment of these which are
different to the standard RLM 70/71 colours.
- Me109 G-6 flown by Hptm.
Karl Rammelt, II/JG51, December 1943
This decoratively marked machine is said to be finished in RLM
74/75/76. The spiked club personal emblem that appears below the
cockpit was mysteriously painted on overnight without the knowledge
of the pilot, who was the Kommandeur!
References are provided on
the instructions so if don’t like the interpretation of an aircraft,
you can look it up for yourself. This is an excellent idea as
controversy is never far away when it comes to the camouflage and
markings of Luftwaffe aircraft.
This is another well
produced product from Lifelike Decals.
The popularity of 1:32 scale
is increasing with many kit manufacturers now coming to the party.
Putting markings on your subject that are different from these boxed
items is what many modellers crave. Lifelike have satisfied this
demand with this latest release.
The subjects are varied and
interesting with something to please every Luftwaffe fan.
Thanks to Keishiro Nagao of Lifelike Decals for the
Decals are available by email at
Katsushika, Tokyo 125-0061, Japan