This is the second
instalment of AeroMaster’s current series on the Fw190.
provides three more colourful options to use on your preferred DML or
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.