Eagle Cals 147: 1/48 He-219
Units: See review


$15.50 SRP from EagleCals


Scott Van Aken

Notes: Also available in 1/48 scale

As usually happens, decal companies will produce sheets in multiple scales if there are kits to receive them. Such is the case with the He-219 as there is an excellent kit by Tamiya for those who wish one in 1/48 scale. The markings on this are identical to their 1/32 sheet and provide the opportunity to choose from three different sets of camouflage schemes.

First up is G9+FK, a He-210A-0 as flown by  Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow, who ended the war with 33 victories. This sheet shows his 1./NJG 1 aircraft in overall RLM 76 with small RLM 75 mottles. This aircraft also had most of the underside of the right wing and nacelle painted black.

Next in line is a He-219A-7 that was found with the cockpit blown up at the end of the war. No codes and no other info known, but it does have a somewhat unusual RLM 76 with RLM 75 mottles camoflage.

The final option is an He-210A-2 coded D5+BL as flown with 3./NJG 3 based in Denmark. This aircraft was chosen for testing by the British. It has black undersurfaces and wings along with the fins as part of its RLM 76 scheme with RLM 75 mottles.

Note that the second and third options have angled nose antennas. Swastikas are the 'in sections' type and spinner spirals are provided, which is a nice touch. It looks very much like you can do two of the options from the sheet as long as you pick the right ones. The sheet itself is superbly printed by Cartograf and the instruction sheet is first rate, including a photo of the second option.

You will need a conversion set for the Tamiya kit  to do the A-0 and A-2 versions, and Eagle Editions provides one at this link.

November 2012

Sheet courtesy of EagleCals. Visit them for a look at some great sheets and to pick up this one.

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