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||1/32 scale (also available in 1/72, 1/48
|Contents and Media:
||Two decal sheets and
||Sharp printing, perfect
registration, full stencil data, superbly researched.
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
is available online from
“Dora” enthusiasts no longer have to wonder where to
get decals for the other “D” series aircraft. This latest sheet offers
markings for the Fw 190 D-13, two D-11s and a D-9.
To help the uninitiated, EagleCals provide a
breakdown of the differences between the various types, accompanied by
some helpful illustrations. Very thoughtful!
Two decal sheets are needed and they come superbly
printed. All items were in perfect register with minimal carrier film. As
usual a full set of stencil data is provided and this is a credit to
The instruction sheet is well laid out with easy to
follow placement diagrams for the markings of each aircraft. Once again
Thomas A. Tullis provides the excellent artwork. A full page is devoted to
the location of the comprehensive stencil data.
"Yellow 10”, Fw 190 D-13/R11, W.Nr. 836017 flown
by Major Franz Goetz, Stab JG 26 May 1945.
is the aircraft that is on display at the Champlin Fighter Museum, Mesa,
The upper surfaces are very unusual in that
they are finished in RLM Grey-Violet with a heavy mottle of RLM 82 Light
Green and RLM 83 Dark green. Although the fuselage sides were finished in
RLM 76 Light Blue, the lower wing surfaces were not. They were left in
natural metal with the front half painted RLM 75 Grey-Violet. The under
surfaces of the ailerons and elevators received a coat of RLM L76 Light
Blue. The spinner was finished in the Stab colour of RLM 25 Bright Green
upon which a white spiral was painted.
National markings consisted of the 910mm B6
type white crosses on the wing upper surfaces and solid black 900mm B1b
types below. The fuselage shows the 800mm B4 type cross with the black
outline and the 420mm H3 Hakenkreuz appears on the tail.
Most of the standard stenciling appears over
painted but interestingly the word “Kommodore” appears on the lower
radiator cowling. All antennas are intact and the machine is fitted with a
“<61”, Fw 190 D-11, W.Nr. 220014,
Verbandsfuhrerschule GdJ. Bad Worishofen, Germany.
The guys at EagleCals have come across some
interesting information with regard to this aircraft. For a while it
wasn’t known if this example was “<61” or “<81”. Apparently it was both,
with “<61” being applied to the wing leading edge to remind the crew of
the “name change”, it originally having been “<81”.
The camouflage was RLM 75 Grey-Violet and RLM
83 Dark Green over a RLM 76 Light Blue fuselage. The lower wings retained
their natural metal finish with the front half being painted RLM 75
Grey-Violet. RLM 76 Light Blue was again used for the underneath of the
ailerons and elevators. The hinged panel in front of the windscreen was
RLM 82 Light Green and the fuselage extension plug and ring wing fillet
appear natural metal.
Black outline B4 800mm crosses appear on the
fuselage and a H3 420mm Hakenkreuz marks the tail. Upper wings display the
usual B6 910mm white crosses and B4 900mm types are present below.
Again we see the aircraft with a blown canopy
and with all masts present.
“Black 14”, Fw 190 D-9, W.Nr. 211018, Stab JG 26,
A “normal” D-9 this time, which features the
late 3-piece gun cowling and has all antennas present.
consists of RLM 82 Bright Green and RLM 83 Dark Green over a Green Grey
fuselage. This time almost the entire under surface of the wing is Natural
metal with just a bit of “overhang” from the Green-Grey at the leading
edges. The aircraft also carries the black and white JG 26 RVD bands
around the fuselage with the upper portion over sprayed for camouflage
The fuselage carries the B4 style 800mm black
cross and H3 420mm Hakenkreuz on the tail. Wing undersurfaces display B4
900mm black crosses while those above are of the white B6 910mm style.
“<<-”, Fw 190 D-11, W.Nr. 220009,
May 1945, Verbandsfuhrerschule GdJ. Bad Worishofen, Germany.
Like “<61”, this aircraft served at a flight school
and is thought to have been a commander’s machine.
RLM 75 Grey-Violet was used on the wing upper
surfaces along with RLM 83 Dark Green. These were applied over a RLM 76
Light Blue fuselage. The wing undersurfaces were divided in two with the
front portion being RLM 75 Grey-Violet and the rear part remaining natural
metal. Aileron and elevator undersides were finished in RLM 76 Light Blue.
Note that there appears to be primer on each
side of the fuselage plug.
National markings consist of the standard B6
910mm white upper wing crosses with the black B4 900mm type below. The
fuselage shows the usual 800mm B4 black outline cross and the black H3
420mm Hakenkreuz is on the tail.
Again we have a very comprehensive sheet from
EagleCals that will allow modelers to build the more unusual aircraft of
this type. MicroScale have printed the decals so the quality is assured.
The degree of research means that each subject can be tackled with
confidence and a lack of reference material on the subject need not
These decals are designed with the latest Hasegawa
offering in mind. Although we are yet to see aircraft other than the D-9
in 1/32 from this manufacturer, it is clear from the parts breakdown that
other “D” series aircraft are in the pipeline.
Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the information and
the preview images
EagleCals decals are
available from Eagle Editions
or Hobby Retailers including Squadron.com.