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Swiss Bf 109s

CED48040

Cutting Edge Decals, 1/48 scale

 
 

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Catalogue Number:

CED48040 - Swiss Bf 109s

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Double-sided full colour letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal sheet
Price: USD$9.99 each from Meteor Productions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Striking markings; great value with 13 options; excellent instructions; stencil data included; perfect printing and registration
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 


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FirstLook

 

Cutting Edge Decals has reprinted one of their most popular and sought-after early sheets depicting 13 Swiss Messerschmitt Bf 109s.

The thirteen aircraft comprise two Bf 109D-1s finished in RLM 71 upper surfaces and RLM 65 lowers, nine Bf 109E-3s, some wearing the "export" scheme of soft-edged RLM 70 and 71 Greens, and two Bf 109G-6s. These two Gustavs are arguably the most colourful of all the options. One is finished in an experimental scheme of RLM 71 Green and medium brown upper surfaces, while the second subject is in standard mid-war colours of RLM 74/75/76 but with huge red and white stripes on the wings and the fuselage plus an all-white nose. One of the Bf 109D-1s shares this striking scheme following repainting in 1944. These unmistakable "neutrality stripes" were added after two Swiss Bf 109s were shot down by  USAAF P-51 Mustangs on 5 September, 1944.

All aircraft feature prominent placement of the white Helvetica cross on a red field on wings and rudder, with most wearing a fuselage cross too.

Many aircraft are also decorated with colourful squadron insignia on the engine cowl. These include a shark mouth, Eidelweiss, a witch riding a broomstick and a fish in a ring!

This set comes with full-colour, double-sided letter sized placement instructions and an accompanying monochrome sheet with additional notes covering the unique structural features of Swiss Bf 109s, detailed stencil placement guide, a bibliography; plus paint suggestions for Xtracolor, Floquil, Polly Scale, and ProModeler.

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

This new release will be appreciated by anyone who wants that different "look" for their Classic Airframes Bf 109D, Tamiya or Hasegawa Bf 109E-3, or Bf 109G-6

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the preview information and images


Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
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Review Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 03 July, 2006
Last updated 03 July, 2006

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