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Bf 109s and Fw 190s

Two Decal Sheets in either 1/72 or 1/48 Scale

 

 

Lifelike Decals 

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 72-001[FW 190], 72-002[BF109]
Scale: 1/72 (also available in 1/48)
Contents and Media: One 240mm x 315mm decal sheet, one double sided A4 instruction sheet covering four aircraft each.
Price: Unknown at this time
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Colourful and interesting subjects; well printed and in register; detailed stencil data supplied
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended.

 


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Reviewed by Glen Porter

 

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These beautiful decals from Japan look very much like one of the top line American brands, Eagle Cal or Cutting Edge. The quality and format is up to the standard of the best available.

72-001 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190s

Lifelike Decals 72-001 covers four aircraft, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3 and a Fw 190A-7 plus two Dora 9s:

  • A/C #1: A Focke-Wulf Fw 190A3 flown by Erich Rudorffer of 6/JG2, yellow 1 in 1942, is in the standard three greys with yellow lower cowl and rudder.

  • A/C #2: An A7 flown by Adolf Glunz of 5/JG26, white 9 in 1943, in the same colour scheme as above.

  • A/C #3: A Fw 190D-9 flown by Hans-Ulrich Rudel, of Stuka fame, from SG 2, in late war dark green and grey and spiral spinner.

  • A/C #4: Another Fw 190D-9 with the early flat canopy flown by Gunter Rey of 11/JG54 1945, yellow 11 is also in the late war green and grey.



72-002 - Messerschmitt Bf 109s

Lifelike Decals 72-002 comprises four Messerschmitt Bf 109s - one E-3, one F-4, a G-2 and a G-6.

  • A/C #1: This well known Bf 109E-3, flown by Hans Troitzsch, 6/JG77 in 1939, has artwork on the rudder of a penguin peeing on the initials WC for water closet or, more likely, Winston Churchill. This marking was the emblem of II/JG77.

  • AC #2: This Bf 109F-4 is a bit of a rarity in the Luftwaffe, in that it has a three figure A/C No, white 111, flown by Helmut Mertens of 1/JG3 in 1943, in the standard three greys scheme with yellow lower cowl, wing tips and fuselage band.

  • A/C #3: A Bf 109G-2 Kannonboot, this A/C was flown by Wolfdieter Huy of 1/JG77 in 1942. The A/C is painted in an experimental colour scheme of two dark greens with white spinner and fuselage band.

  • A/C #4: This G-6 was flown by Karl Rammelt, the Grupen Kommander of II/JG51. The A/C is depicted in the three greys scheme with yellow lower cowl and rudder

These are two very interesting decal sheets of airraft that are not commonly depicted and the quality is top of the line. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending these to all Luftwaffe fans.

Recommended.

Thanks to Keishiro Nagao of Lifelike Decals for the review sample.


Lifelike Decals are available by email at lifelike@eos.ocn.ne.jp or from

2-8-7-202, Kameari, Katsushika, Tokyo 125-0061, Japan
fax: +81-3-5680-6733

 


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