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|Contents and Media:
||1 x A5 sized decal sheet; 1 x full
colour double-sided A-4 instruction sheet; 1 x single-sided A5 sized
stencil placement guide
||Unknown at this time
||Four broad and interesting subjects;
good historical and colour notes; attractive artwork; stencils and spinner
Previewed by Brett Green
Lifelike Decals is a new company from Japan. Their first release is "Focke-Wulf
Fw190 Part 1".
Although the Würger has been well covered by decal manufacturers over
the decades, this is the first time I can remember seeing markings for
several of these interesting Fw 190s in decal form. The four subjects are:
Fw 190A-3, Yellow 1 of Erich Rudorffer,
Fw 190A-7, White 9 of Adolf Glunz, 5/JG26,
<- of Hans-Ulrich Rudel, SG2 and
D-9, Yellow 11 of Guenter Rey, 11/JG54
It is nice to see a selection of Würgers, from the first large-scale
production variant (the A-3) to the last (the D-9). There are some very
worthy kits available for all of these variants. Tamiya's Fw 190A-3 and
D-9 will be suitable straight from the box (with the Dragon/Italeri Doras
also worthwhile), and the A-7 can easily be obtained by minor modification
to the Dragon Fw 190A-8 (see
"Würger Genesis" article on HyperScale for details of the
differences between the Fw 190A-7 and A-8).
Both the "A"s are finished in 74/75 greys, while the Doras are painted
in the later scheme of 75 Grey-Violet and 83 Dark Green.
The decals are printed by Propagteam. They are very thin and carrier
film is close to the edge of all the markings. Registration is good and
printing is crisp. One full set of stencil decals is supplied.
Instructions are supplied on a folded A4 full colour sheet. The history
and colours of each aircraft are called out over several paragraphs.
This is an attractive decal package that permits the modeller to use
the markings on several different models.
Thanks to Keishiro Nagao of Lifelike Decals for the
Decals are available by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or from
2-8-7-202, Kameari, Katsushika,
Tokyo 125-0061, Japan
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This Page Created on 01 April, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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