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Messerschmitt Me 262A-1s

Part Two

 

1/32 Scale

 

EagleCals Decals

    

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: EC#32-96
Scale: 1/32 scale
Contents and Media: Two decal sheets; double-sided full colour letter-sized instructions plus notes
Price: USD$11.50 available online from Eagle Editions website
Review Type: Preview
Advantages: Additional decal options for Trumpeter kit, superb printing,
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Luke Pitt


  is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

Eagle Cals always seem to release well-researched products. This decal sheet is no exception. It is also timely, as is intended for the quite superb 1/32 Trumpeter kit. As usual for this firm the decals are first rate in terms of printing, colour density and thin carrier film.


 

Marking Options


Three late war 262A-1 aircraft are depicted on the sheet and these are

Yellow 5 of KG(J) 6

This machine was captured at Munchen-reim. The finish is RLM82 and RLM83 over RLM76 with a fairly low demarcation line and a tailfin that has moderate splotching of 82 and 83. A Thin Rvd band is included as a decal and is red and dark blue.

Yellow 3 of II./.JG7 This aircraft was shot down near Klotze in 1945

A photo of the downed is included on the instruction sheet. The finish is again RLM82 and RLM83 over RLM76 This too has a fairly low and quite soft demarcation line with moderate splotching of 82 and 83 on the tail fin. No decal is provided for the RV band but the thin yellow demarcation is supplied.

Yellow 5 of II/JG7

This aircraft was flown my Anton Schoppler

A photo of this aircraft is also included on the instruction sheet. The finish is a very splotchy RLM83 and RLM82 over RLM76 This machine has a mid fuselage demarcation line and the splotching is very heavy on the fuselage becoming more fine as it meets the tailfin. Of note is the engine cowling and upper panel as they are moth in natural metal, No blue and red RV band is included on the decal sheet

 

 


 

Conclusion



This decal sheet is a welcome addition to a 1/32 scale Luftwaffe collection. If you like any of the aircraft depicted I would recommend it.

Recommended

Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the information and the preview images


EagleCals decals are available from Eagle Editions Website
or Hobby Retailers including Squadron.com
 


Preview Text Copyright 2005 by Luke Pitt
This Page Created on 31 October, 2005
Last updated 31 October, 2005

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