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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5

JG 1, JG 2
and JG 54

 

EagleCals Decals, 1/32 Scale    

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: EC#82-32
Scale: 1/32 scale
Contents and Media: Two decal sheets and instructions
Price: USD$10.00 available online from Eagle Editions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent colour reference sheet; sharp printing, perfect registration, full stencil data, superbly researched.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


Eagle Cals #82-32 is available online from Squadron.com

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

EAGLE CALS DECALS 1/32 FW 190A-5 JG1, JG2, & JG54

Eagle Cals Decals new release of FW 190A-5 JG1, JG2, & JG54 EC-82 in 1/32 is printed to the very high standard that we have come to expect from this company. The decals are in perfect register and are sharply printed. The carrier film is very thin and should disappear under a coating of clear finish.

The artwork for the nose art has been well defined with all of the data decals being readable.

 

 

The colour reference sheet provided is printed on heavy paper and is excellent both in colour and accuracy. This is particularly relevant with the data decal instructions.

The instructions give good reference and decal placement for both sides of the aircraft where necessary. A useful amount of information and plenty of referenced material is also listed.

Markings are provided for four aircraft in very striking schemes is listed below:

Fw 190A-5Y W. Nr 7328

flown by Hptm Dietrich Wickop of II./JG 1 in May of 1943. The Aircraft is finished in RLM 76 undersurface with RLM 74/75 Upper surfaces. This aircraft had a yellow under cowl. The Spinner front portion is in white. The emblem on the nose is the Tatzelwurm and the aircraft has a white seagull just bellow the cockpit on both sides of the fuselage.

Fw 190A-5Y W. Nr 7328 Black 1

flown by Hptm Dietrich Wickop of II./JG 1 in May of 1943. The Aircraft is finished in RLM 76 undersurface with RLM 74/75 Upper surfaces. This aircraft had a yellow under cowl. The Spinner front portion is in white. The emblem on the nose is the Tatzelwurm and the aircraft has a white seagull just bellow the cockpit on both sides of the fuselage.

Fw 190A-5Y W. Nr 7334 Yellow 2

flown by Oblt Josef Wurmheller of 9./JG 2 in June of 1943. The Aircraft is finished in RLM 76 under surface with RLM 74/75 Upper surfaces. This aircraft had a yellow under cowl and rudder. The Spinner and propeller are finished in RLM 70. The engine exhaust area was finished in the black adlerflugel design.

Fw 190A-5Y W. Nr 410004

flown by Gruppenkommandeur Hptm Walter Nowotny of I./JG 54 in the fall of 1943 on the Eastern Front. The Aircraft is finished in RLM 76 undersurface with RLM 74/75 wing upper surfaces, fin and rudder with the remainder of the fuselage in RLM 70/71. This aircraft had a yellow under cowl, under wing tips, lower rudder and a yellow stripe through the Hakenkruez. The Spinner and propellers are in RLM 71 with the spinner having a very fine white spiral.

Fw 190A-5Y W. Nr unknown

flown by Uffz Walter Kohne of I./JG 1 in July of 1943 at Deelen Holland. The Aircraft is finished in RLM 76 undersurface with RLM 74/75 Upper surfaces. This aircraft had a yellow engine cowl and spinner. The word Uschi is painted just below the cockpit on the port side of the fuselage only.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the review sample


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


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