Kagero's Focke-Wulf FW-190A Vol.1







Scott Van Aken

Notes: Camouflage & Decals #6, 40 pages.
ISBN 978-83-66673-40-5
. 55006

This is one of the books in Kagero's more recent series. The book provides both superb color profiles from other Kagero books along with a nice decal sheet. In the past, Kagero books were known for providing decals or photo etch or masks with their books as a bonus, but that was discontinued many years ago for various reasons. These decal sheets are not for specific aircraft but so far, have been limited to providing insignia.

This one covers pretty much all the FW-190 variants, from the A-2 to A-8 versions. It does not include the 190D or the 190F/G. In past books, you are offered one or two side profiles per page with some of the options including upper or lower images. In this book, each two pages includes left, right, upper, and lower images. There is little or no color information provided and I do wish they would provide this as some of the early and late war colors are quite close. While there is no color chart included, one was provided in the Bf-109A-F book and those used to previous books that have included color information, one can figure out what is what. 

The decals are as in other editions and consist of insignia. There are in both 1/72 and 1/48 with split swastikas. There are insignia for the A-3 and the A-6,  but in reality, these can be intermingled as insignia styles were not quite that specific and used on all variants.

I anticipate that this series will do very well with modelers everywhere. The profiles in themselves are worth the asking price with the decal sheet being a bonus.

September 2021

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