S u m m a r y
||EagleCals EC#60 1/32 scale Fw
190 D-9s, JG 4, JG 6, JG 26, JG 51
|Contents and Media:
||Two decal sheets and
||Sharp printing, perfect
registration, full stencil data, superbly researched.
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
is available online from
This latest release from EagleCals sees four very different “Doras”
Intended for the superb Hasegawa kit, these decals come on two sheets
which have been custom printed by MicroScale. As a result the carrier film
is very thin and there were no registration problems anywhere.
The instruction sheet acts as a mini reference book as EagleCals include
some of the photos from which the profiles are derived. The captions are
informative and add a lot to the modeller’s understanding of the aircraft
they are building.
1”, Fw 190 D-9, W.Nr. 210003 flown by Oblt. Hans Dortenmann, 14./JG 26 (IV
Gruppe), March 1945.
Certainly one of the best-looking Doras, this aircraft was an early
example and thus had the 5-piece gun cowl. At a later stage it was
retrofitted with a blown canopy and this is how it is represented in the
included photo. As stated in the instructions, all antennas were intact.
Upper surfaces were finished in RLM 82 Bright Green and RLM 83 Dark Green
over RLM 76 Light Blue fuselage sides. The undersurfaces of the wings were
also finished in this latter colour.
Being a very early example, it is not surprising that the fuselage carried
the 800mm black/white cross. A black and white Hakenkreuz was originally
painted on the tail but the 420mm black H3 type later replaced this.
“Black 11”, Fw 190 D-9, W.Nr unknown, JG 4, Summer 1945.
The photo included in the instructions indicates that this machine has
the 3-piece gun cowl. Although not visible in the picture, a flat canopy
is provisionally applied to this aircraft profile.
It carries the Black/White/Black RVD bands of JG 4 on the fuselage
although in this case the white has been over sprayed with Blue-Green.
Upper surfaces are camouflaged in RLM 75 Grey-Violet and RLM 83 Dark green
over a fuselage that is painted in RLM 76 Light Blue. This same colour was
also applied to the under surfaces of the wing. The Blue-Grey makes
another showing as it appears to be used for eliminating a previous
marking aft of the fuselage cross. The large spots of mottle on the engine
cowl are also considered to be in this shade.
National marking consist of the small 600mm B5 cross on the fuselage sides
with a filling of the background RLM 83 Dark Green. Although not shown in
the photo, a black 530mm H3 Hakenkreuz is assumed to have been applied on
the tail. Upper wing crosses are of the B6 910mm type while those
underneath have to be guessed at. The 900mm solid black B1b types suit the
12”, Fw 190 D-9, W.Nr. 500570, II/JG 6, May 1945.
Sigh…just as you finish a build on certain subject, new information
comes along to suggest that all may not be as originally thought. Such is
the case with “Blue 12”. Originally this aircraft was believed to be
“Black 12” but new information and colour photos have surfaced that
contradict this. No doubt all will be revealed when Jerry Crandall has his
forth-coming book on Dora aircraft published.
This aircraft had the 3-piece gun cowl, blown canopy and a full set of
Generally the camouflage consisted of RLM 81 Brown-Violet and RLM 83
Dark Green on the Blue-Green fuselage. The top of the engine cowl is
believed to have had a light over spray of RLM 82 Light Green. Wing upper
surfaces are interpreted as Light Grey and RLM 83 Dark Green.
The lower wing area is a patchwork of natural metal, RLM 75 Grey-Violet
and RLM 76 Light Blue. Very colourful!
Fuselage crosses of the 800mm B4 type are displayed with a H3 420mm
Hakenkreuz on the tail. Upper wing surfaces depict the common B6 910mm
white outlines and 900mm solid B1b crosses appear underneath. Note that
the arm on the starboard side has been painted over.
“White 11”, Fw 190 D-9, W.Nr. 213007, 13./JG 51, May 1945
This surrendered aircraft displays a 3-piece gun cowl, intact antennas
and a blown canopy.
RLM 76 Light Blue is assumed to be the undersurface colour with the
leading edge in RLM 75 Grey-Violet. Upper surface colours are RLM 82
Bright Green and RLM 83 Dark Green over a RLM 76 Light Blue fuselage.
Note the presence of the unpainted wing gun access panels as well as the
fuselage MG 131 gun cowling.
Black 800mm B4 style crosses were painted on the fuselage sides with the
tail showing 420mm H3 Hakenkreuz. Again we see the 910 B6 white outline
crosses on the wing upper surfaces and the solid black B1b types below.
The inclusion of photos of the represented aircraft is a real bonus. It
gives the builder a chance to see what sort of information EagleCals use
as a starter in providing their subject interpretations.
This is the usual comprehensive product we expect to see from this company
and can be wholeheartedly recommended.
Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the information and
the preview images
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