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Messerschmitt Me 109G-2

 

Ilmavoimat

1943-44

 

1/32 Scale Finnish Decals

 

 

MDC

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: D3208
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: One decal sheet 204mm x 142mm; two A-4 full colour instruction sheets;
Price: 7.00 online from MDC's website
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Genuinely amazing markings; perfect registration; minimal carrier film; Finnish-language stencils included; excellent colour diagrams; helpful historical notes; includes extra digits for more serial numbers
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

MDC continues their theme of 1/32 scale Finnish decal subjects with their latest offering - Messerschmitt Me 109G-6 Ilmavoimat Post War Service.

Only two subjects are covered - but what great subjects! Both wear a basic finish of Luftwaffe RLM 74/75/76 greys and post-war style roundels. The main subject is the striking racer finish with a roughly painted blue and white chequerboard on the fuselage sides, various meteor trails and giant "B" letters on the wing and fuselage. The checks are supplied in three separate decal sections.

 

 
 
Markings are also provided for "Yellow 4", a well-known night fighter with large bat artwork on each fuselage side.

The decals are supplied on a single 204mm x 142mm sheet. They are well printed with perfect registration and minimal carrier film. A nice inclusion is one full set of Finnish-language stencils.

I really like the style of spinner spiral decals too. These are split into two parts - one for the tight spiral near the tip and a second decal for the rear of the spinner. This should make application less stressful. White and red spinner spirals are included.

Curiously, only four post-war Finnish roundels were originally provided on the sheet. The racer needs five roundels and "Yellow 4" needs six. To their credit, following MDC has now printed a small supplementary sheet with two additional roundels. This will be included in all new sheets, and will be forwarded to modellers who have already bought their sheets.

The instructions are printed in full colour on a double-sided A4 glossy sheet. A brief history of the Bf 109G-6 in Finnish service is also included.

MDC's Messerschmitt Me 109G-6 Ilmavoimat Post War Service is a high quality production that will give your big Hasegawa Gustav a very different finish.

Recommended.

Thanks to MDC for the review sample.


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Text Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 06 April, 2005
Last updated 21 April, 2005

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