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Messerschmitt Me 109G-6 in Finnish Service

1/32 Scale Finnish Decals

 

Model by Vincent Kermorgant

 

MDC

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: D3201
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: One decal sheet 204mm x 142mm; double-sides A-4 full colour instructions.
Price: 7.00 from MDC's website
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Six interesting subjects; perfect registration; minimal carrier film; Finnish-language stencils included; mix of tall tails/standard tails, trop and non trop, and frames or Erla Haube equipped aircraft.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

The latest decal release for the recent 1/32 scale Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 is a set for six Gustavs in Finnish service in 1944.

The decals are supplied on a single 204mm x 142mm sheet. They are well printed with perfect registration and minimal carrier film. A nice inclusion is one full set of Finnish-language stencils.

The instructions are printed in full colour on a double-sided A4 glossy sheet. A brief history of the Bf 109G-6 in Finnish service is also provided on a half A4 sized sheet.

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:


The subjects all wear grey 74/75/76 camouflage, but the characteristically neat application of mottling distinguishes them from their German counterparts. All aircraft also sport the low-visibility blue-grey Finnish national markings. A single set of these hakaristi (hooked crosses) is supplied. Yellow Eastern Front theatre markings on the lower nose, wingtips and fuselage band are also featured on each aircraft.

Despite this uniformity, there are still plenty of subtle differences between the subjects. Individual aircraft numbers are provided in white and yellow. These are applied in one of three different positions across the six Gustavs - some under the windscreen, some forward of the fuselage national markings and some on the tail. One aircraft displays a personal piece of artwork on the rudder. Also, some of the G-6s feature the tall tail, Erla Haube clear canopy hood and/or the tropical filter.

MDC's Messerschmitt Me 109G-6 in Finnish Service is a high quality production that will give your big Hasegawa Gustav a very different finish.

Recommended.

Thanks to Vincent Kermorgant for the review sample.


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Text Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Model and Images Copyright 2002 by Vincent Kermorgant
Page Created 19 April, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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