Eagle Editions | EC90: Fw 190s & Bf 109s JG 300 Part 3
Reviewed by Mark Proulx
Eagle Editions has just released a three part series of new 1/32nd scale decals depicting various aircraft of JG 300. These markings are based on photos seen in the exciting new book Jagdgeschwader 300 “Wild Sau” Vol. 1, also from Eagle Editions.
Part three in the series includes a mix of two Fw 190 and two Bf 109 variants from JG 300. The subject aircraft are:
- “Yellow 13” was a Bf 109G-6 assigned to III./JG 300 and flown by Oblt. Gerhard Stamp. This uniquely finished aircraft displays black lower surfaces. The upper surfaces were RLM 74/75 overpainted with very dark gray, which obliterated the Hakenkreuz and most of the fuselage cross.
- “double chevron -“ was a Bf 109G-6 from Stab I./JG 300. The aircraft was flown by Hptm. Gerhard Stamp. The aircraft was finished RLM 74/75/76.3.
- “Green 3”, W.Nr.550453, was flown by Hptm. Freidrich-Karl Muller of Stab/JG 300. This Fw 190A-6 is finished RLM 74/75/76.
- “Green 1” was an Fw 190A-6 flown by Kommodore Major Hajo Herrmann of Stab/JG Herrmann. The aircraft is finished RLM 74/75/76.
The instructions are printed over a single page with superb airbrush profiles by noted graphic artist Tom Tullis. Text details the colors, markings and many of the subtle details for each aircraft. Upper and lower surface scrap views are also including correctly depicting the upper surface camouflage patterns and correct decal placement. Fuselage cross templates are provided for “Yellow 13”.
The decals are printed by Microscale over two pages. They are very thin and appear in perfect register. Color density is good and I would expect little difficulty with their application.
I would urge modelers looking for further material on JG 300 to consider purchasing the JG 300 “Wilde Sau” Vol. 1 reviewed here. These decals supplement much of the information in that book. Given the popularity of the subject, I would expect these decals to sell fast and I recommend them to anyone with an interest in the airwar over Germany in WW II.
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© Mark Proulx 2005
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Tuesday, May 30 2017