Home  |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Reviews  |  Reference  |  Forum  |  Search

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6
Decal Sheets in 1/48 and 1/72 Scale

EagleCals Decals

       

 


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:  EC #27 and #28
Scale: available in both 1/72 and 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 x decal sheet; full colour foldout instructions
Price: USD$9.00 each
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Unusual markings for a consistently popular modelling subject; perfect registration; fine detail; gorgeous artwork; great stencil detail with plenty of options; helpful descriptions and placement diagrams.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

EagleCals latest two decal releases each contain four unique sets of markings for the Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 - the most produced variant of the most produced fighter aircraft in history.

All of the subject aircraft have the standard framed canopy, short tailwheel, short tail and standard wheels. Camouflage is standard too - 74/75/76 greys for all. 

Ordnance is another matter entirely. These decals will give you a chance to use your underwing MG151/20 cannon gondola and W.Gr21 rockets. Each set has one subject with the rockets, two with the gondola under each wing and one standard aircraft.

However, the real appeal of these decal sheets are the markings themselves. These are:

EC#27

Yellow 6 of Alfred Surau. This aircraft has a yellow spinner, fine black spiral, yellow under cowl, red victory marks on the rudder, and yellow gun bulges with a large eye painted on each!

White 1, with a 70 spinner quartered in white plus a large white comet trailing from the cowl gun bulges.

White 12, similar to above but with a black spinner, thin white spiral and a plain black III. Gruppe bar.

Black 8 (white outline), a real hodge-podge with yellow undercowl and rudder, broad blue RV band, black III. Gruppe bar outlined in white, III. Gruppe emblem on the mid fuselage and 8. Staffel emblem on port cowl. The spinner is black with a white spiral.

EC#28

White 9, yellow spinner, fuselage band, lower wingtips and rudder.

Yellow 1, with interesting double-decker  IV. Gruppe bars over a white fuselage band, white lower wingtips and a very broad white band on the black spinner.

Red 13, Heinrich Bartels' famous "Marga", with white rudder and fuselage band, and the wavy Gruppe bar in red.

White 6, another machine from 7. Staffel JG.3 with the big white comet.

The decals are printed in perfect registration. Extensive stencil data is included. The instructions are another highlight, with large colour artwork of each aircraft and top view drawings to illustrate the upper-surface camouflage schemes. A template for a tail pennant is also supplied with EC#27.

These decals will be heartily welcomed by Bf 109 modellers.

Recommended.

Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the sample.


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


Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 15 June, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

Back to HyperScale Main Page

Back to Reviews Page