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Messerschmitt Bf 109F/G Decals

 

 

1/48 & 1/32 Scale

 

 

 

Cutting Edge Modelworks

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Scale: CED 48168 - Friedrichs & Gustavs - 1/48
CED 32025 - Gustav Aces Part 1 - 1/32
CED 32027 - Gustav Aces Part 3 - 1/32
CED 32029 - Foreign Gustavs Part 2 - 1/32
CED 32030 - Colourful Messerschmitts Part 1 - 1/32
CED 32032 - Friedrichs & Gustavs - 1/32
Contents and Media: Each 1 decal sheet 203mm x137mm; 1 letter-sized colour placement guide; 1 small supplementary text sheet
Price: each USD$8.99
Review Type: First Look.
Advantages: Great looking and interestingly finished subjects; most are ideal for Hasegawa's new Bf 109G-6; good instructions; perfect register.
Disadvantages: No Bf 109F or early G model or conversion available... yet!
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t   L o o k

 

Cutting Edge Modelworks has just released five new sheets for 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109s and one for 1/48 scale Friedrichs and Gustavs.

The most intriguing aspect of these new releases is that they include early Bf 109Gs and even a few Bf 109Fs. The only version of the terrific new Hasegawa 1/32 scale Bf 109 available today is the G-6 variant, with the G-14 available this month. What could this mean? Is Cutting Edge trying to tell us something?

Each decal set includes large and attractive colour side profiles for each subject, brief text descriptions and model paint cross-reference for the camouflage colours.

The decals are beautifully printed in perfect register and with minimal carrier film.

The specific subjects are listed below. Click the thumbnails to view larger versions of the instruction sheets.:


 

CED 48168 - Friedrichs & Gustavs

1/48 scale Bf 109 subjects covered in set CED 48164 are:

  1. White 10 - Bf 109G-6 Standard grey finish with white comet and trail on forward fuselage

  2. Black 8 - Bf 109F-4/Trop. Segmented upper surface finish, possibly in 75 Grey-Violet and 80 Olive Green

  3. White 11 - Bf 109F-4/B. A Jabo with a bomb emblem on the rear fuselage

  4. White 3 - Bf 109F-4/B. A Jabo with a bomb emblem and the island of Malta on the rear fuselage

 


 

CED 32025 - Gustav Aces Part 1

Bf 109 subjects covered in set CED 32025 are both finished in 74/75/76 greys with white theatre markings:

  1. White 9 of Emil Clade

  2. Double Chevron of Franz Gotz


 

CED 32027 - Gustav Aces Part 3

Bf 109G-5 and G-6 subjects covered in set CED 32027 are all finished in 74/75/76 greys:

  1. Double Chevron "Christl", Bf 109G-5 of Gerhard Barkhorn

  2. Yellow 1, Bf 109G-6 of Helmut Lipfert

  3. Yellow 1, Bf 109G-6/Trop of Alfred Hammer


 

CED 32029 - Foreign Gustavs Part 2

Bf 109G-6 subjects covered in set CED 32027 are all finished in 74/75/76 greys:

  1. Yellow 10 - Italian G-6 in service with the ANR. Interesting aircraft with much overpainting of original markings

  2. V8+06 - Hungarian Gustav with Red, White and Green tail surfaces, plus overpainted white section of Hungarian fuselage markings.

  3. V8+06 - Hungarian Gustav with Red, White and Green tail surfaces.


 

CED 32030 - Colourful Messerschmitts Part 1

Bf 109F and G subjects covered in set CED 32030 are:

  1. Yellow 7 - Bf 109G-4 Trop finished in 78, 79 and 80. The Yellow 7 has been painted directly over the old marking (Red 5)

  2. Chevron Triangle - Bf 109F-2. Grey finish with interesting "ringlet" mottle on fuselage sides and cowl insignia.

  3. Black 9 - Bf 109F-2. originally in a grey finish with partial winter white overpainting


 

CED 32032 - Friedrichs & Gustavs

1/32 scale Bf 109 subjects are the same as those covered in set CED 48164:

  1. White 10 - Bf 109G-6 Standard grey finish with white comet and trail on forward fuselage

  2. Black 8 - Bf 109F-4/Trop. Segmented upper surface finish, possibly in 75 Grey-Violet and 80 Olive Green

  3. White 11 - Bf 109F-4/B. A Jabo with a bomb emblem on the rear fuselage

  4. White 3 - Bf 109F-4/B. A Jabo with a bomb emblem and the island of Malta on the rear fuselage

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

These new decal sheets provide yet more excuses to build another large scale Hasegawa Bf 109G or three. I do like the variety offered by the Italian and Hungarian aircraft, and the inclusion of the Bf 109F decal options is tantalising!

Recommended.

Many thanks to Meteor Productions for the review samples. 
 


Cutting Edge Decals are available from Meteor Productions Website


Review and Images Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 May, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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