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Focke-Wulf Fw 190s

Decal Sheets in 1/72, 1/48 & 1/32 Scale



EagleCals Decals


Eagle Cals #35 is available online from Squadron.com


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: EC #35
Scale: available in 1/72, 1/48 &1/32 scales
Contents and Media: 1 x decal sheet; full colour foldout instructions
Price: USD$9.00 each for 1/72 and 1/48 sheets; USD$10.00 for 1/32 scale
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Wild markings for a consistently popular modelling subject; perfect registration; fine detail; nice artwork; great stencil detail; helpful descriptions and placement diagrams; available in the three popular scales.
Disadvantages: Some minor conversion required for the Fw 190A-7
Recommendation: Recommended.


Reviewed by Brett Green


F i r s t   L o o k


One of the challenges for Luftwaffe modellers is to find variation from relentlessly grey mid-war fighter schemes. EagleCals latest decal releases rises to this challenge.

Two Focke-Wulf Fw 190As are covered on these new releases. The sheet is available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale. Each aircraft is finished in the standard mid-war scheme of RLM 74 Green Grey, 75 Grey Violet and 76 Light Blue with a white-spiralled black spinner and yellow lower cowl.

The variation is a bright red and yellow snake along the fuselage sides of both aircraft!

Both of these fascinating subjects were attached to the combat unit of Jagdgruppe 10, an evaluation unit that tested new weapons and tactics. The decal sheet is based on several authentic wartime photos that recently came to the attention of Jerry Crandall.

“Red 8” is a Fw 190A-7/R6 with wing-mounted W,Gr. 21 rocket tubes and a drop tank installed. This aircraft also wears its unit code, “I1”, behind the fuselage cross. This is very unusual for fighters of this period. “Red 11” is a Fw 190A-8 that also wears the gaudy snake, but is not equipped with the underwing rockets.

The decals are beautifully printed. A total of four snake decals are supplied for the aircraft (two port-side snakes and two starboard-side snakes). The original photos suggest that the port-side snake on Red 8 is slightly different to the starboard-side snake on Red 11. A mirror image of each is provided, so the modeller may mix-and-match if he chooses.

Stencil data, national markings and spinner spirals are supplied in sufficient quantity for both subjects.

Eagle Cals’ instructions are of a high standard, with large colour side-profiles of each aircraft, a plan-view of the top surface camouflage scheme and stencil placement diagrams.

If you are looking for a different finish for your grey Wurger, this might be the answer for you!


Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the sample.

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

Review Copyright © 2001 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 13 September, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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