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Special Detailing Set

Heinkel
He 162A-2

 

1/32 scale

 

Fritz Decals

 

 

S u m m a r y

Description: Special Detailing Set - Heinkel He 162A-2 Part One
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 130 x 180mm silk-screened decal sheet covering seven aircraft and eight page A5 illustrated instructions
Price: 11 Euros - will be available from hobby outlets worldwide
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Great variety of markings for Revell's excellent 1/32 scale Volksjager kit; high quality and detailed painting and markings guide; includes stencil data for exterior and cockpit; instrument panel decal also included; thin decals printed in perfect register.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Fritz Decals has released a new decal sheet covering a range of interesting subjects for Revell's 1/32 scale Heinkel He 162.

This set includes individual markings for seven aircraft of JG 1, plus a full set of stencil data. A nice bonus is nine placard and panel decals for the cockpit interior, including a full-colour instrument panel. Even the small circular air hatch on the port side of the canopy is supplied as a decal.

The instructions are provided over eight A5 pages with one page dedicated to each aircraft.

Four view illustrations are supplied for all subjects, plus scrap view drawings to highlight particular features as appropriate. Positions for decals are called out by number, and colours are indicated by different shading and a colour key. This is quite effective and easy to follow.

Text information is included in both German and English.

This high quality is carried over to the decals, which are printed beautifully in perfect register by Cartograf of Italy.

Specific subjects all feature lower surfaces in RLM 76, while upper surfaces are mostly RLM 71 with a few RLM 81/83 schemes also included.

 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:


Details are as follows:

  • White 1 (red outline) of 1./JG 1

  • White 3 (back outline) of 3./JG 1

  • Yellow 3 (red outline) of 3./JG 1

  • Yellow 11 20 of #./JG 1.  This aircraft features a red-white-black nose cap and a red/white striped pitot tube

  • Red 1 of 2./JG 1

  • White 21 of 2./JG 1. This aircraft features a black-white-red nose cap

  • White 5 (red outline) or 1./JG 1

 

 

Conclusion

 

Fritz Decals' 1/32 scale markings for Revell's He 162 will add some extra interest to this excellent model.

The interpretation of the markings is certainly quite different to previous assumptions, especially the red outlines on White 1, White 5 and Yellow 3. Add all those arrows, colourful nosecaps and Staffel emblems and you will have a spectacular flightline!

Apart from the fascinating subjects, the packaging and presentation of Fritz Decals He 162 set are excellent.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Ulrich from Fritz Decals for the preview images.


Fritz Decals will be available from Hobby outlets worldwide


 

Review Text Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Images Copyright 2005 by Fritz Decals
Page Created 11 April, 2005
Last updated 11 April, 2005

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