Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14
1/48 & 1/32 Scale Decals
EagleCals #43 are available online from Squadron.com
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||EC32-43 and EC48-43 - Bf 109G-14
||1/32 and 1/48
|Contents and Media:
||Two 205mm x 140mm decal sheets (one
sheet for 1/48 scale sheet); six
page foldout colour instructions and reference guide.
||RRP USD$10.00 each (USD$8.96
each from Squadron.com)
||Interesting markings including RV
bands and individual unit artwork; excellent instructions with reference
photos; stencil data included; four subjects per sheet; excellent
registration and colour saturation; minimal carrier film.
||Two options require short tail and
Erla Haube - might be hard to source an Erla Haube in the short term.
by Brett Green
Eagle Editions has released their latest large-scale Bf 109 decal offering
just in time for the Hasegawa 1/32 scale Bf 109G-14. The same
markings are also available in 1/48 scale.
new decal set includes two full-sized decal sheets
in 1/32 scale (one sheet for the 1/48 scale release), along with a three-sheet foldout instruction sheet.
In common with EagleCals' earlier releases for the Bf 109, the
instructions include captioned reference
photos. The selected subject is "White 21", which is covered in four
The only real disadvantage with this sheet is that two of the subjects
are short-tailed Bf 109G-14s with the clear-vision Erla Haube canopy. This
means that the modeller will have to start with the 1/32 scale Bf 109G-6
kit (for the short tail) and source the Erla Haube from elsewhere. It is
more than likely that Squadron will come out with a vacform replacement
canopy for the Erla Haube soon in any case.
The decals are printed perfectly by Microscale. Registration and colour
saturation were excellent on my samples. The only blemish were two handhold
stencils where the red had "bled" slightly, resulting in a blurry finish.
Carrier film has been carefully planned
to be kept at a minimum. For example, on "open" style cross markings,
the carrier film is recessed inside the cross itself - only the "arms"
of the cross have a thin boundary of carrier film at the edges.
The subjects on
each of this latest sheet are as follows:
Four Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 aircraft:
Yellow 10 - 74/75/76 grey finish with green
ad white RV band and yellow under the cowl.
Blue 3 - 74/75/76 grey finish with "Herz Az"
(Ace of Hearts) JG 77 marking on nose, and IV./JG 77 emblem on both
sides of the rear fuselage. This is a colourful sea horse, with options
supplied in both red and blue.
Black 8 - 74/75/76 grey finish with
black-white-black RV band and black vertical III Gruppe bar.
White 21 - 74/75/76 grey finish with with
white II Gruppe bar, yellow rudder and yellow nose ring.
These are all interesting aircraft that will take advantage of
the excellent new Hasegawa Bf 109G kits. You can build the two tall tail
variants right now while you are waiting for an after market clear vision hood!
Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the sample.
EagleCals decals are
available from Eagle Editions
Website or Hobby Retailers
Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett
This Page Created on 10 July, 2002
Last updated 10 July, 2002
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