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Fw 190 D-9 Dazzling Doras

Cutting Edge Decals, 1/48 scale

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Catalogue Number, Scale and Price:

CED48285 - Fw 190 D-9 Dazzling Doras USD$14.99
available online from Meteor Productions

Contents and Media: Full colour folded letter sized instructions plus historical notes and decals.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Very thin carrier film, perfect registration, interesting subjects, stencil data included.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

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The Focke Wulf 190D has always been a firm favourite among Luftwaffe aficionados. Its attraction hasn’t just been the aircrafts’ technical aspects but the myriad of colour schemes it wore. 

Cutting edge has taken advantage of the latter with their latest piece of alliteration… “Dazzling Doras”. 

The quality of the printing is up to the usual standard expected of this manufacturer.

All items were in perfect register and where this could potentially be a problem, the item has its colours printed separately. The modeler then only has to overlay the two pieces for perfect alignment. 

An added bonus is the stencil data. In a couple of instances the original wording could have been in red or black. Thankfully CED supplies both versions so the choice is up to you. 

The printing of the smaller decals is generally excellent although a couple of items appeared to be rendered a bit too heavily. The colour density looked very good and everything was on a minimum of carrier film.

Marking Options:

Four machines are represented on the single decal sheet.

1. Fw 190D-9, W.Nr. 210022, 7/JG 26, Schleswig, May 1945.

Although assigned to the above Jagdgeschwader, there is still some mystery surrounding the identity of this aircraft. It was found next to “brown 18” of 7./JG 26 which has the identical characteristic of displaying its tactical number on the landing gear doors. However “brown 2” doesn’t wear the Units’ fuselage band and has a spinner divided into two colours. The above designation is reliant on it being W.Nr. 210022, a transferred aircraft from III./JG 54 which is known to have flown operationally with 7./JG 26 in March 1945.

2. Fw 190D-9, W.Nr. 210xxx, “Brown 9 + -”, 7./JG 26

This is one aircraft that does wear its full regalia and was seen at Nordhorn-Klausheide in February 1945. This could have been the aircraft lost by Lt. Siegfried Sy when he was hit by AAA and consequently had to make a belly landing. Although shown in RLM 75/83/76, there is the possibility that it could have been RLM 82/83/76 which is consistent with similar aircraft from the first production batch.

3. Fw 190D-9, W.Nr. 211929, Stab/JG 6.

Photographed at Reichenberg at the end of the war, it is evident that this aircraft has had major repair work done on it. The unusual tactical markings are particularly interesting, as is the style of fuselage cross, which is quite rare on a “Dora”. The suggested scheme is RLM 82/83/76 and although not visible in the reference picture, a blown hood is believed to have been fitted.

4. Fw 190D-9, W.Nr. 211115, “Red 18 + ~”, I./EKG (J).

Now here’s an aircraft that many Dora fans will be pleased to see. In the past, “WNr.211115” has previously been depicted as “black 18 + ~”. More recent research suggests a new identity and modeller’s can now add the new livery to their collection. The scheme is RLM 82/83/76 on the fuselage with RLM 75/83 on the upper wing surfaces. Beneath these can be found the combination of natural metal with the front third over painted in RLM 75 and the ailerons finished in RLM 76.





This is another excellent release from Cutting Edge Decals and one that will please may Luftwaffe fans.

The sheet has been well researched and previous experience with decals from this source reveals no problems at all with their use. 


Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the preview information and image

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge and Yellowhammer Decals, may be purchased online from Meteor Productions website

Review Copyright © 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 21 August, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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