Superscale 320251: Messerschmitt Bf-109E-1s

Units: See review




Scott Van Aken

This particular sheet is designed for the Eduard 1/32 Bf-109E-1 though it would probably work with a suitably modified Hasegawa or Matchbox kit.

Both options are in RLM 70/71 over RLM 65, the standard early war colors.

Option one is Red 10 of 2./JGr102 at the start of the war. This one has the swastika centered on the rudder hinge line and has a red tip to the spinner. The upper/lower camo demarcation line is very low on the fuselage.

The other is from 6./JG 52. No date is given for Yellow 2, but it appears to be late Battle of Britain as it has a full yellow nose and rudder. High demarcation line for the fuselage camo and there is considerable mottling. The swastika has been masked off and the surrounding area painted in RLM 71. A yellow tip to the RLM 70 spinner.

The sheet, printed by Cartograf, contains unique markings and insignia for both options. There is enough data for one plane.

An excellent pair of options for those wanting something a tad different from what is offered in the kit.

March 2010

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