EagleCals 4888: JG 300, pt 1 - Bf-109Gs

Units: JG-300


$10.50 - also available in 1/72 and 1/32 Scale


Scott Van Aken

This is the first Bf-109 sheet I've seen in ages and it comes thanks to a new book by Eagle Editions on the history of JG 300. Like most of EagleCals, this one is printed by Microscale so is of the highest quality. There are four aircraft on this sheet, all of them Bf-109G-6s of various incarnations. You'll notice from the image that some have the Erla Haube canopy and there is a difference in the antenna mast heights. All have DF loop antennas. No particular kit is given as recommended, but there are a number of nice ones out there in 1/48 for you to choose from.

First up is Red 6 from 2./JG 300. This aircraft has under wing gun pods and no head armor. While it started in the usual camo of RLM 74/75/76, t6here has been much overpainting in black, including the entire underside of the aircraft. The insignia have pretty well been covered up as well. Spinner tip is RLM 23 red.

Red 8 is from III./JG 300 with much of its camouflage removed for additional speed. Upper and lower wing tips as well as the rudder are in white, but the rudder has had some camo squiggles applied. There is a wide red fuselage band.

White 2/Black 18 is from 1./JG 300 and has a 109G-5 pressurized canopy with the pellets in it. This one has a wooden fin/rudder and standard RLM 74/75/76 camo with heavy mottling. Yellow lower cowling and the blue fuselage band of its previous owner, JG 54.

The final scheme is a rather normal looking Yellow 13  from 9./JG 300. It has a white spinner with black spiral; reversed from the norm. Standard  camo and a tall tail with JG 300's red fuselage band.

Looks like enough insignia for all and  a goodly supply of stencils, though not all will be used.

August 2005

Thanks to EagleCals for the review sheet.

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