S u m m a r y
||48-018 - Messerschmitt Me
109 Part 4
|Contents and Media:
||1 x A5
sized decal sheet; 1 x full colour double-sided A-4 instruction
||USD$12.50 from model
||Colourful and interesting
subjects; well printed and in register; detailed stencil data
supplied; excellent colour reference; very high quality
HyperScale is proudly supported by
by Brett Green
Lifelike Decals continues the theme of the Augsburg Eagle with their
new sheet, "Messerschmitt Me 109 Part 4".
has earned a reputation for high quality decals and unique subjects, and this new
offering does not disappoint. Similar to their earlier offerings,
Lifelike has not focused on a single variant. The four subjects are:
109 E-3 flown by Major Ernst Freiherr von Berg. The aircraft is
finished in RLM 02/71/65 with high demarcation and a no mottling. This aircraft has
Stab markings, the JG26 Schlageter emblem forward of the canopy,
and no less than three individual emblems on the rudder.
109 E-4 flown by Kdr. II/JG26. The instructions suggest that
this aircraft was finished in RLM 74/75/76, but I think it is
more likely to be either 02/71/65, or possibly two "mixed greys"
on the upper surfaces and RLM 65 beneath. Once again, this
aircraft has three individual emblems (this time on both sides
of the mid fuselage), with the rearmost - a goat - being painted
over a narrow diagonal yellow fuselage band.
109 G-6 with tall tail flown by Hptm. Franz Forr, Kdr. III/JG 5.
This aircraft is finished in standard RLM 74/75/76 and features
the sunburst "Eismeer" emblem on the cowl, kill marks covering
the rudder and a black/yellow broad RV band.
109 G-14/AS of Uffz. Wolfgang "Lumpi" Hudsdorfer of 2./JG 300 in
September 1944. This Wilde Sau wears a Red 10, and a speculative
(but very likely) red fuselage band. Instructions suggest Red
23, but JG 300 usually wore a dull wine red colour RV band.
The decals are printed by Microscale. They are very thin and
carrier film is close to the edge of all the markings. Registration
is good and printing is crisp. One full set of stencil decals is
Instructions are supplied on a folded A4 full colour sheet. The
history and colours of each aircraft are called out over several
paragraphs, and each scheme is thoroughly referenced.
This is an attractive decal package covering four very
interesting subjects that permits the modeller to
use the markings on several different models.
Thanks to Keishiro Nagao of Lifelike Decals for the
Decals are available by email at
Katsushika, Tokyo 125-0061, Japan