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Messerschmitt Bf 109
Decals - Luftwaffe Im Focus


Start Verlag


S u m m a r y

Catalogue No. and  Description Luftwaffe Im Focus Decals
Price Price for German purchasers - 12.00 Euro (postage included) from Start-Verlag
Price for other purchasers worldwide 15.00 Euro (postage included) from Start-Verlag
Contents and Media: 1 x full-size decal sheet; 1 x double-sided A4 full-colour instruction sheet; 1 x double-sided A5 size monochrome decal sheet.
Scale: 1/32
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Six interesting, colourful and varied subjects; high quality decal artwork; excellent presentation of decals with very thin film, sharp printing and perfect registration; multiple common stencil markings supplied
Disadvantages: No national markings (but plenty available elsewhere!)
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

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Start Verlag has expanded their decal range to include a 1/32 scale, limited-edition release with six options for various Messerschmitt Bf 109s. All the subject appear in either the second, third or forthcoming fourth issues of their "Luftwaffe Im Focus" book series.

The decals cover six interesting and colourful subjects. These are:

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4, Yellow 6, finished in 71/02/65 with unusual demarcation of theatre markings plus personal markings.

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2, Black 9, in 74/75/76 with yellow theatre markings, plus personal and unit markings.

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2, Yellow 10. Winter finish over standard 74/75/76 with personal markings.

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2, Yellow 10, Fw. Döbrich, Finland, Feb 1943. Winter finish over tropical finish of 78/79 upper surfaces.

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6, Brown 12, 74/75/76 with yellow fuselage band, lower cowl and lower wingtips, yellow spinner with brown cap and white base plate. Rare "cross" Gruppe marking

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14, Blue 8, Ofw Halstrick, blue 8, 6./JG 5, Oct 1944 Stavanger/Norway. Finished in 74/75/76 with personal markings.

Instructions are accompanied by nice quality colour profiles and a clear placement guide. A reference to the position of photographs in the associated book are also included.

The decals are perfectly printed, in register and featuring thin decal film.

This is a nice addition to Start Verlag's decal range, made even more attractive by the availability of reference photos and information in the separately available "Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition" books.


Thanks to Start-Verlag  for the review sample

Luftwaffe Im Focus Decals and Edition Nos. 2 and 3
are available online from the Start website

and from Hobby retailers worldwide including Hannants

Review Copyright © 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 07 January, 2004
Last updated 07 January, 2004

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