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Messerschmitt Me 262

1/32 Scale Decals


Cutting Edge Modelworks


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Scale and Price:

CED32070 Stormbirds Part 1
CED32071 Stormbirds Part 2
CED32072 Stormbirds Part 3
each USD$12.99 available online from Meteor Productions

Contents and Media: Each set contains full colour folded letter sized instructions and one decal sheet
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nice selection of interesting and varied markings; designed for the excellent Trumpeter kit; thoroughly researched; good instructions; excellent printing; thin decals with minimal carrier film; perfect registration.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

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Cutting Edge's latest batch of decals have been designed for the excellent 1/32 scale Trumpeter Me 262A

This set comes with full-colour, double-sided letter sized placement instructions and an accompanying monochrome sheet and a bibliography; plus paint suggestions for Xtracolor, Floquil, Polly Scale, Gunze, Tamiya, Model Master and even ProModeler.

The markings have been carefully researched, and the usual high quality illustrations are accompanied by history and camouflage notes.

Between the three sheets, a great selection of day fighter schemes are offered, with all combinations of the three late-war greens and browns, RLM 75 and 75 greys, overall RLM 76 and even natural metal options being available.

Attention to detail is outstanding. Examples include the fine yellow outline on "White 3", the crooked Gruppe bar on Green 4, and the optional stencil markings on Black X.

The specific markings for each sheet are as follows:

CED32070 Stormbirds Part 1 (see title image)

  • Me 262 A-2a, White 3, Ofhr. Hans-Guido Mutke, 9./JG 7, Prague, 1945 (currently in Deutsches Museum)

  • Me 262 A-1a, Green 4 (Black Bar + Bar), Major Theodor Weissenberger, Kommodore, JG 7, Kaltenkirchen, January 1945

  • Me 262 A-1a, Yellow 7, Ofw Heinz Arnold & Lt Fritz Muller, 11./JG 7, Prague, Spring 1945 (currently restored and on display at the US National Air & Space Museum).

CED32071 Stormbirds Part 2

  • Me 262 A-1a, Yellow 3, 9./KG(J) 54, Spring 1945; Me 262 A-1a, White 14, 3./EJG 2, Lechfeld

  • Me 262 A-1a, White 7, Ofw Hermann Buchner, Kdo Nowotny, Nov 1944, Lechfeld

  • Me 262 A-1a, White 3, Gen Adolf Galland (& Franz Stigler), Verbandsführer, JV 44; Me 262 A-2a

  • Black X, Fj.Ofw. Hans-Robert Fröhlich, I./KG 51 & Gefechtsverband Hogeback (Currently at Australian War Memorial, Canberra).

CED32072 Stormbirds Part 3

  • Me 262 S7, VI + AL, W.Nr. 130012, Eprobungskommando 262, Lechfeld, Summer 1944

  • Me 262 A-2a, Black 711, Hans Fay (test pilot), W.Nr. 111711, Schwäbisch Hall, March 1945, & Wright Field, 1946

  • Me 262 A-1a, White 17, III./EJG 2, Lechfeld, 1945; Me 262 A-1a

  • B3 + Green BC, Ofw Friedrich Gentsch, 7./KG (J) 54, Neuberg, March 1945.

For more specific detail on each scheme, see the Preview for this decal sheet posted during September on HyperScale.

The decals are perfectly printed, thin, in register and with a minimum of carrier film.

Cutting Edge's 1/32 scale Me 262 markings will provide some welcome variety for the finish of this excellent new kit.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the preview information and images

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, may be viewed at
Meteor Productions website

Text Copyright © 2005 by Brett Green
Images Copyright © 2005 by Meteor Productions
This Page Created on 17 November, 2005
Last updated 14 December, 2005

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