Euro Decals 32109: Messerschmitt Emils part 1

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Price

£31.95 from Fantasy Printshop.

Reviewer:

Scott Van Aken


Here is a most interesting sheet that covers some of the more unusual schemes carried by the Bf-109E. All of the large areas of color in terms of bands and theater markings will have to be painted, but frankly, those always look a lot better than any decal.

First up is an E-7 from 8./ZG1 in Russia during the summer of 1942. This one is in RLM 71/02/65 with heavy fuselage mottling, Yellow lower nose and tail band with the unitís famous wasp markings.

The 109E-3 was provided to the Spanish government afterthe Spanish Civil war and this is one of those planes. It is in RLM 63 over 65 it has a red spinner.

The third options is a captured E-3/B that was tested by the RAF. Standard RAF green/earth uppers with yellow lower undersides. This aircraft was frequently flown without the canopy hood.

A Swiss 109E-3 is next. This is in RLM 71 over RLM65 and according to references, it is the only known one with circular roundels on the wings. The fuselage band does not extend to the bottom of the fuselage. It is unknown if this German-built plane had Swiss guns or the different control stick used on Swiss AF planes.

Next is Black 13, an E-4 from 8./JG 1 in 1941. It is in RLM 70/71 over 65 with yellow rudder and lower cowling.

A Bulgarian 109E-4 is next in post-Axis insignia from the winter of 1944/45.This is in standard RLM 74/75/76 camouflage with large areas of white squiggles painte over the upper surfaces.

An E-4 from 13 Squadron of the Slovak Air Force is next. This one is in RLM 74/75/76 with mottling as worn in April 1943.

Finally an unmottled E-3 from 4./JG 77 in Norway in December 1940. This RLM 71/02/65 plane was the mount of Uffz. Ludwig Froba.

You are provided with two huge sheets. One has all the multi-color markings while the other is in black and white. You have a variety of kits out there from which to choose. Most will gravitate towards the Eduard or perhaps Trumpeter kit. Don't leave out the Dragon offering as it is still a nice one.

The sheet is superbly printed and well worth picking up.

Thanks to Fantasy Printshop for the review sheet. You can get yours today at this link.

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