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Bf 109

Part 1

Decal Sheet
in 1/48 Scale



Lifelike Decals



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Catalogue Number: 48002
Scale: 1/48
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
Price: Unknown at this time
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Four broad and interesting subjects; good historical and colour notes; attractive artwork; stencils and spinner spirals supplied
Recommendation: Recommended.


Previewed by Brett Green


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Lifelike Decals is a new company from Japan. Their second 1/48 scale release is "Messerschmitt Bf 109 Part 1".

Although the Bf 109 has been well covered by decal manufacturers over the decades, this is the first time I can remember seeing any of these markings in decal form. The four subjects are:

  • Bf 109E-1, Yellow 5 of Hans Troitzsch, 6/JG77, in 02/71/65

  • Bf 109F-4, white 111 of Helmut Mertens, 1/JG3,

  • Bf 109G-2/R6, white 1 of Wolfdieter Huy, 1/JG77, in an interesting non-standard scheme of two greens, and

  • Bf 109G-6, black << of Karl Rammelt, III/JG51 in standard greys, with an overpainted fuselage band and some interesting personal and unit markings.

It is nice to see the range of Bf 109s available on this sheet. from the Bf 109E-1 (for which the Hasegawa kits will be suitable); the Bf 109F and G-2 (although the Hasegawa kits are getting hard to find now) and the definitive Bf 109G-6.

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 review sample.

Lifelike Decals are available by email at lifelike@eos.ocn.ne.jp or from

2-8-7-202, Kameari, Katsushika, Tokyo 125-0061, Japan
fax: +81-3-5680-6733

Review Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 01 April, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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