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Major Hans "Assi" Hahn
Special Airbrushed Edition Parts 1-4

Decal Sheets in 1/48 & 1/32

 

     

EagleCals Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: EC#50-53
Scale: available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 (except EC#53 - only in 1/72 and 1/48)
Contents and Media: One decal sheet and full colour instructions in each set
Price: USD$9.00 each for 1/72 and 1/48 sheets; USD$10 for 1/32 scale sheets; available online from Eagle Editions website
Review Type: Preview
Advantages: Great coverage of Hahn's fighter mounts; attractive, "airbrushed" instruction diagrams; stencil data included; four subjects per sheet; perfect registration and colour saturation; minimal carrier film.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t   L o o k

 

Jerry Crandall's new book on Hans "Assi" Hahn is a great reference for the man and his machines. The book is packed with many helpful reference photos of his well-known and lesser-known aircraft.

It is great to see that this modellers have now been given an outlet for this photographic inspiration in the form of four new sets of decals for Hahn's aircraft, in addition to a few flown by other pilots that are relevant to Jerry's new book.

These decals are all available in 1/72 and 1/48 scale as well as 1/32 (EC#53 is not available in 1/32).

The three latest decal sheets are beautifully printed and in perfect register. The instruction artwork is labelled as airbrushed. I don't think that this implies that the images were actually produced using paint and airbrush, but rather that the artwork has finely reproduced halftones, mottles, weathering plus realistic depiction of light and shade..

In common with earlier EagleCals releases, the research behind these decals and the artwork is first class.

There is a good variety of markings and aircraft in these four decal sets. Specifically, the subjects covered on each sheet are:

 

EC#50 - Part 1

  • Bf 109E-3 "Black Chevron"  finished in 70/71/65

  • Bf 109E-3 "White 13" finished in RLM 02 and 71 over RLM 65 with a high fuselage demarcation line

  • Bf 109E-4 "White 14" finished in 02/71/65 with a yellow cowl and RLM 70 spinner

  • Bf 109E-4 "White Chevron-Triangle" finished in 02/71/65 with a yellow cowl and spinner


 

EC#51 - Part 2

  • Bf 109F-2 "White Chevron-Triangle" finished in 74/75/76 with a yellow cowl and rudder, and quartered spinner in RLM 70 and white.

  • Bf 109F-2 "White Chevron-Triangle" finished in 74/75/76 with yellow lower cowl, rudder and quartered spinner in RLM 70 and white.

  • Bf 109F-4 "White Chevron-Triangle" finished in 74/75/76 with a yellow rudder and lower cowl

  • Bf 109F-4 "White Chevron Double Bar" finished in 74/75/76 with a yellow rudder and lower cowl


 

EC#52 - Part 3

  • Bf 109G-2 - Features a highly stylized Chevron an winter whitewash over 74/75/76 camouflage

  • Bf 109G-2/R6 - "Double Chevron" in winter whitewash over 74/75/76 camouflage

  • Bf 109F-2 - Siegfried Schnell's "Yellow 9" in standard 74/75/76 camouflage

  • Bf 109F-2 - Egon Mayer's "White 1" in standard 74/75/76 camouflage


 

EC#53 - Part 4 (Fw 190A)

  • Fw 190A-2 "White Chevron Triangle" in 74/75/76 with yellow lower cowl and rudder.

  • Fw 190A-3 "White Chevron" in 74/75/76 with yellow lower cowl and rudder.

  • Fw 190A-4 "White 1" in 74/75/76 with yellow lower cowl and rudder.

  • Fw 190A-5 - "Green 13" in 74/75/76 with yellow lower cowl and rudder.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These new releases are high quality, well researched decals that will be welcomed by all Luftwaffe modellers, and fans of Assi Hahn's aircraft in particular.

Recommended.

Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the review samples


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


Preview Text Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 19 March, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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