Eagle Strike  48-251: In Defense of the Reich part 4

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$9.50 MSRP


Scott Van Aken

After what seems like a long drought, we get a 109 sheet or two from those kind folks at Eagle Strike. Now I have to admit that it is difficult not coming up with something that has already been done and there is a marking or two in these sheets that I've seen elsewhere. However, these decals are very nicely printed and so would be my first choice. Recommended kits are the Hasegawa and Revell  family of 109s, but there are other kits by Academy/Hobbycraft that would be equally viable options.

First one is a winter camo 109G-6, Black 2 of 12./JG 54. It carries the usual RLM 74/75/76 but with dark green sections under the patchy white camo. As this is an Eastern Front plane, it has the usual yellow bits under the cowling, wing tips, on the rudder and around the rear fuselage.

Next is White I of I./JG 53. Standard RLM 74/75/76 on the 109G-6 with a black Reich Defense band.

Finally Yellow 7, a JG 300 109G-10 in a rather unusual scheme. It is in RLM 75/83/76 with a solid RLM 83 fuselage. The nose seems to come from another plane, and has an RLM 70 ring on the nose, perhaps a painted out yellow band.

The sheet includes all the insignia and data markings needed for all three builds, so go out there and grab some 109 kits and have at it!

March 2006

Review sheet courtesy of Eagle Strike

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