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Part 2


1/48 scale





S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: 48-687 - Rämmjager  Part 2
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Waterslide decals and colour instructions
Price: May vary according to place of purchase (USD$10 if purchased directly from AeroMaster)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Clear sharp printing, minimal carrier film, supplied stencil data, perfect registration.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

Aeromaster's Rammjager Part 1 decals
are available online from



This is the second instalment of AeroMaster’s current series on the Fw190.

It provides three more colourful options to use on your preferred DML or Tamiya kit. 

  • Fw190 A-8, flown by Oberst. Josef Priller of Stab /JG26, France, June 6, 1944.

Finished in RLM 74/75/76, this is one of many Fw190 aircraft that Priller flew. As usual with his aircraft, the Ace of Hearts playing card adorns the side of the fuselage just under the cockpit. In it contained the name “Jutta” which was a reference to his future wife Johanna.  

As well as the yellow rudder, this colour was used for the underneath of the engine cowl. Some sources suggest that it didn’t extend as far as the foremost ring as depicted.

Behind the exhaust is seen the area that was painted black or a very dark grey. This was done to conceal the staining done by the exhaust and here it is outlined in white. Unorthodox markings are seen on the fuselage side as Priller chose to use a  “black 13” instead of the Kommodore-Winkel on this aircraft. 

  • Fw190 A-7, flown by Major Heinz Bär of Stab 11. /JG1, Germany, April/May 1944.

Another famous aircraft was Fw190 A-7 W.Nr 431007 flown by Heinz Bär. “Red 13” is matched by the Reich Defence Band of the same colour and also has a white rudder. To this is added Bär’s tally of 200 victories. The engine cowling displays the badge of JG 1 and the lower portion of the cowl in painted yellow. It should be noted that Eric Mombeek’s book on Jagdgeschwader 1 prefers red in this area. 

 No outer guns are illustrated in one of the references AeroMaster have used for this aircraft but modeller’s should come to their own conclusion about this. 

An added bonus here is the extra decals supplied by AeroMaster. This consists of just the outline for the Gruppe bar and caters for those that want an easy match to the underlying RV band colour. One of the JG 1 badges is provided as a two-piece item in case there is a registration problem with the one-piece affair. This decal can be very handy when it comes to doing one of the JG 1 aircraft photographed with only part of the emblem painted!

  • FW190 A-8, flown by Hptm. Rudolf Klemm of 15. /JG54

Klemm flew with JG 26 as well as JG 54 and ended the war with 42 victories and the rank of Major. The aircraft AeroMaster have depicted is a colourful one and is finished in the standard RLM 74/75/76 scheme of the time. Under the yellow Gruppe symbol is the blue RV band of JG 54. Yellow is also used for the aircraft number and for the lower portions of the rudder and engine cowl. A unit badge is included on the sheet for the cockpit area but the reference photo used does not show this area of the airframe.  

Full stencil data is supplied for two aircraft and this includes the wing walk area markings. Both red and black are given for the drop tank and where necessary, decals have been printed in two parts for registration purposes. As expected the sheet had no problems in this area and all items were clear and legible. The carrier film is kept to a minimum and despite its thinness, is quite strong. 

The instruction sheet gives a run down on the placement of all these items including the aforementioned stencil data. A camouflage pattern is also shown that provides the typical demarcation of the colours used.





This is another interesting sheet from AeroMaster and one that provides a good variety of schemes. The optional use of some decals lets the user know that every endeavour is being made to help out the modeller.


Thanks to Eagle Strike / Aeromaster  for the review samples

Review Text Copyright © 2005 by Rob Baumgartner
This Page Created on 17 January, 2005
Last updated 17 January, 2005

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