BarracudaCals 32230: Bf-109G-6/G-14

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Scott Van Aken

Having provided such nice sheets in 1/48 and 1/72, it makes sense that one would be offered for those who like big 109s. I like this about BarracudaCals, offering products for all the major modeling scales. This one is designed for the Revell 109G-6 and for the Hasegawa 109G-6 and G-14

The sheet provides a nice variety of markings and camouflage schemes. The G-6s are a nice variety of planes, some having Erla canopies, tall tail wheels and wooden fin/rudders. The G-14 on the sheet is one with a standard nose and not the /AS version which can be difficult to duplicate due to a lack of kits of that variant.

There are enough insignia to do quite a few of these, along with a full stencil suite for two planes. The instructions have great profiles with some information on each plane. A full stencil placement guide is also provided, though it may well be that many of these planes did not carry all the markings. Note that BarracudaCals offers the spinner spirals as well, though the sheet on which they are printed barely peeks into the scan.

Here is what is provided:

Bf 109G-6. White Chevron of III./JG1 flown by Friedrich Eberle at Eelde. October 1943

Bf 109G-6. Black 10 of IV./JG54, Dorpat, Russia, early 1944.

Bf 109G-6. << + - of II./JG11, flown by GŁnther Specht, Germany. February 1944

Bf 109G-6. Yellow 6, of 9./JG3, Normandy, July 1944

Bf 109G-14. White 21 of Franz Wienhusen, Gruppenkommandeur IV./JG4, autumn 1944.

Bf 109G-6. Blau 62 of JG 110, Finow, Germany. Early spring 1945

Bf 109G-6. Gelbe 20 of 3./EKG(J), Ansbach, Germany. March 1945

The decals themselves are superbly printed by Cartograf so you know they are the best. Note that I have darkened the sheet image a bit so you can see the white bits.  This is a sheet that any 1/32 109 fan should have on hand.

My thanks to BarracudaCals for the review set. You can get yours today at this link.

July 2016

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