Sheets in 1/72, 1/48 & 1/32 Scale
Decals from EagleCals
Application of the decals in progress on my 1/32 scale Hasegawa Fw
190D-9. The decals were applied with wetting agent but no setting
solution. The flat top coat has not been applied yet (nor have most
of the stencils, for that matter).
S u m m a r y
||EC#57 and EC#58
||available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32
(1/32 scale sheets being reviewed)
|Contents and Media:
||Full sized decal sheet and full-colour,
double-letter size instructions with reference photos.
USD$9.00 each for 1/72 and 1/48
sheets; USD$10.50 in 1/32 scale available from Eagle Editions Website
||FirstLook and Application
||Great subjects; gorgeous
artwork; includes reference photos of all subjects; good attention to
detail; excellent printing with perfect registration and minimal
carrier film; excellent performance on application.
||Highly Recommended, especially
if building the new 1/32 scale Hasegawa Fw 190D-9
Previewed by Brett Green
Eagle Cals #57 and #58 will be available online from
Eagle Editions latest EagleCals' releases are just in time for
Hasegawa's beautiful new Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 kit in 1/32 scale.
Both decal sets are beautifully printed and in perfect register. The
instruction artwork by Tom Tullis features finely reproduced halftones,
mottles, weathering plus realistic depiction of light and shade. The large
versions of these illustrations are very, very attractive!
In common with earlier EagleCals releases, the research behind these
decals and the artwork is first class. In addition to the artwork, every
subject is also covered in photographs on the instruction sheet. The
descriptions of the colour schemes and markings are quite detailed, yet
are not dogmatic in their conclusions. I do like this "one-stop reference"
approach adopted by Eagle Editions.
There is a good variety of markings and aircraft in these two new decal
I only received the decal sheet this morning but I have been working on
the kit for a few weeks. I could not resist applying the major markings
The surface of the model was not prepared with a gloss coat. I simply
polished the paintwork with a nail buffer. Super Set wetting agent was
used on the plastic, but setting solution was not. The decals conformed so
well to panel lines and other recessed features that the solvent was not
required. Carrier film was extremely thin and almost disappeared once the
decals were dry. The white sections of the markings were perfectly opaque,
and I liked the slightly light and bright interpretation of the brown on
the number and Gruppe bar.
The title image and the detail shot below show the decals on the model
before the application of a clear flat coat. Note how the decals have
conformed to the surface detail in the image below.
Specifically, the subjects covered on each sheet are:
Yellow 15 of 7./JG 301 - This is a colourful aircraft that is sometimes
interpreted as Blue 15 and also is often depicted with a horizontal II
Gruppe bar. The photos included with the decal sheet help with the
interpretation of the real colours..
This aircraft is also interesting because it is from the 500XXX
werknummer batch. Typically, these aircraft featured peculiar painting
characteristics, including lower wings with the leading section painted
Blue 9 of II. JG 6 - Finished in 83/81 and 75 upper surfaces, with 76
Christl of Stab./JG 6 - Gerhard Barkhorn's famous aircraft depicted
without the Red White Red RV bands.
<ΙΙ of Stab. JG
2 - Another interesting subject with Yellow White Yellow RV bands, and a
faded number 41 on the rudder.