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CED32068 Fw 190A Part 1
|Contents and Media:
||Double-sided full colour
letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal
Meteor Productions website
||Sharp printing, colourful
subjects, thin carrier film, includes stencil data
||Registration problem on one option.
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
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Hasegawa’s Fw 190A series continues to excite Luftwaffe modellers
and the demand for different finishes continues.
Cutting Edge has released another sheet of three schemes to help
cater for this craving. A varied selection of subjects is chosen,
two being A-7s and the other an A-6.
The printing of the decals are first rate with good colour density
and very thin carrier film. Always a welcome inclusion is the
stencil data and a range is included here. The instruction sheet
gives an indication of where these bits and pieces are located but
check your subject carefully to see if all items apply.
Usually there are no registration problems at all from this
manufacturer, but strangely my example suffered. The chevron and
Gruppe symbols are the culprits in this case with the white outline
on one side being twice the width of the other.
Sensibly, some of the other items are printed in two parts to
alleviate this potential problem, these being the fuel triangles,
swastikas, and victory markings.
three options represented on this colourful sheet are:
1. Fw 190 A-7, II/JG 1, Störmende, March
This is the aircraft of Major Heinz Bär which proudly displays
his decoration acknowledging 200 victories on the white rudder. “Red
13” also carries the Reich Defence band around the fuselage and
bears the “winged 1” in the familiar position on the port engine
Bär went on to survive the war with a total of 221 successful
combats. His luck ran out on 28 April 1957 when a crash in a sports
aircraft claimed his life.
2. Fw 190 A-6, Stab III/JG 11, Oldenburg, Germany, April 1944
Here we have another colourful machine, this time flown by Major
His personal emblem was a rearing dragon and it appears under the
cockpit on the port side. The decal sheet also supplies an unhanded
one for the equivalent starboard position. Apart from the double
chevron, it wears the yellow fuselage band of JG 11, standard III
Gruppe bar, and a swastika that was oversprayed in white.
3. Fw 190 A-7, 3./JG 1, 1944/45
Fw. Gerhard Giese piloted this aircraft which ultimately claimed
his life while engaging enemy bombers on 8 February 1945. Note that
two Geschwader emblems are provided on the sheet even though this
marking only appeared on the port side.
There are two trains of thought regarding the placement of the
Werknummer. One camp suggests that it was placed just above the
tailplane while the other proposes that it was in the usual position
atop the swastika.
Thoughtfully Cutting Edge supplies both options.
With the resurgence in modelling in this scale, the demand for
alternate markings increases.
Cutting Edge supplies three more examples of the Fw 190A to tempt
the modeller and no doubt increase the sales of Hasegawa’s bold
large scale venture.
Thanks to Meteor Productions for the sample
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