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EagleCals Decals
EC#16 "Bf 109G-10s"

      
 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:  EC #16
Scale:  1/48 (also available in 1/72)
Contents and Media: 1 x decal sheet and instructions
Price: US$9.00
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Interesting subjects; perfect registration; colour photos of one original subject; colour profiles; bonus research information.
Disadvantages: No type 110 cowl kits available - yet!
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k


This new release is very timely with Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 almost upon us. We are also fortunate to have the Revell Bf 109G-10 which, despite its age, still offers an accurate outline and nice surface detail. 

Markings are supplied for four aircraft:

  • "Yellow 5" of 10./JG 51 featuring small main wheels and a tall tail wheel. Camouflage is RLM 75 Grey-Violet and RLM 83 Dark Green.
  • "White 3" probably of I./JG 52 with large wheel bulges on the upper wings and short tailwheel. This aircraft is finished in 74/75 Greys.
  • "Blue 22" of II./JG 52. This is a colourful aircraft painted in late-war browns and greens with prominent yellow markings and a black/white quartered spinner. The subject is also interesting as it displays the flat, rectangular fairing under the windscreen instead of the more typical curved fairing. This has been identified as a "Type 110" cowling - nothing to do with the Messerschmitt Bf 110 though!

As a bonus, EagleCals have supplied a loose-leaf sheet with a reduced series of drawings from researcher Jean-Claude Mermet. These drawings depict the many subtle differences between the "Type 100" cowl and the "Type 110" cowl. 

To further enhance the package, two wartime colour photos of "White 3" are included.

Instructions incorporate nice colour side profiles, a description of each aircraft, a list of references and scrap view drawings.

I also like EagleCals' last statement - "The final decision resides with the modeler"!

This is another high quality offering that provides modellers all they need to build and paint a number of interesting subjects. 

Highly Recommended.


EagleCals decals are available from Eagle Editions Website or Hobby Retailers.

Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the sample.


Review Copyright 1999 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 15 October, 1999.
Last updated 22 July, 2003.

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