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CED48250 Vicious Wulfs
|Contents and Media:
||Double-sided full colour
letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal
Meteor Productions website
||Perfect registration, thin
carrier film, stencil data, diverse colour schemes.
||No diagram for stencil data
Reviewed by Rob
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With this latest sheet, Cutting Edge has given
the modeler a rather different collection of subjects than we are
used to. In an effort to get away from the more familiar colour
schemes, we are offered this interesting assembly of aircraft.
As usual with Cutting Edge decals, the printing of the sheet is
first class with all the colours in perfect register. Where
registration could potentially be a problem, the colours are printed
separately and the modeler merely has to overlay the two decals.
The supplied stencil data is a welcome addition
but a diagram for their location has to be found elsewhere.
The carrier film is commendably thin and will
virtually disappear when applied.
Subjects on the sheet are:
190A-5/U8 “white 6”
flown by Uffz. Werner Öhme of 1./SKG 10, June
This was the aircraft of Uffz. Werner Öhme who
flew as a member of 1./SKG 10. It followed the standards of the time
and was finished in RLM 74/75/76. In recognition of its night
duties, an application of temporary black distemper was applied to
the fuselage sides, rudder and under surfaces. Care was taken not to
obscure the Werk Nummer and the aircraft’s small “white 6” marking.
This aircraft was a visitor to Manston airfield when Öhme lost his
way on 19 June 1943. He was to attack Ramsgate that night but became
disorientated due to unexpected cloud cover and a faulty radio.
Fw 190A-5 “black 4” of 10.(Jabo)/JG 54, 1943
Finished in RLM 74/75/76, this aircraft carries
a bomb rack for its fighter-bomber role. As with other aircraft of
the Staffel, it displayed a chevron behind the Balkenkreuz as well
as a black and white emblem denoting a bomb.
If modeling this machine, be aware that there
were no cannons in the outer wing positions. A splash of colour is
supplied by the yellow rudder and lower engine cowl.
Fw 190A-4 “white 10”
flown by Hptm. Wolfgang Kosse of 1./JG 5,
Hptm. Wolfgang Kosse was the Staffelkapitän of
1./JG 5 and flew this aircraft which bares his personal marking on
the engine cowl. Cutting Edge thoughtfully provides both left and
right-handed versions for the port side, as photos of this area are
not forthcoming. Finished in the standard 74/75/76, it carried a
yellow rudder and lower engine panel. The spinner was the usual RLM
70 but with a white tip.
Kosse later became Staffelkapitän of 5./JG 5 but was forced to step
down from this position after damaging an aircraft in an
unauthorized flight. He later flew with Sturmstaffel 1 and it was
here that he claimed six victories over bombers. After becoming part
of IV.(Sturm)/JG 3, he was promoted and again became a
Staffelkapitän, this time of 13. (Sturm)/JG3. He gained 28 victories
in total before being posted MIA after an engagement with a Tempest
on 24 December 1944. It was also the day he scored his last two
Fw 190A-4/U8 “red 9”
flown by Uffz. Heinz Erhardt of 2./SKG 10, May
Uffz. Heinz Erhardt’s aircraft was finished in
the usual RLM 74/75/76 before having a matt black distemper applied.
This was painted on the undersurfaces and fuselage sides only,
taking care not to obscure the aircraft’s “red 9” or Werk Nummer.
Most of the yellow rudder was also covered.
Modeller’s should note that only the two MG 151/20 wing root cannons
were fitted and that the aircraft used an ETC 501 bomb rack. The
spinner was RLM 70 with one-third painted white.
In May 1943, Erhardt was on his way to attack London. He became lost
and soon started to run low on fuel. Despite information to the
contrary, he landed at an airfield he believed to be in France. Much
to his surprise he landed at RAF Manston and was immediately taken
Fw 190 A-2 “black He”
flown by Ofw. Bruno Hegenauer of Stab/JG 26,
This is the familiar aircraft flown by Ofw.
Bruno Hegenauer of Stab/JG 26. He carried the first two letters of
his surname on the fuselage sides of this machine, which was
believed to be painted RLM 74/75/76. The rudder was painted yellow,
as is the lower engine cowl for identification purposes.
Oblt. Wilfred Sieling was flying this aircraft on 30 April 1942 when
a Spitfire attacked him. Neither Sieling nor the aircraft survived
Ignore the radio mast on the tail in the instructions as it shows
the version used on the A-4 series.
If you are looking for some of the more unusual
markings to apply to your Fw 190 then this is the sheet for you.
It’s well printed, well researched and…. different.
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