Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/32 FW-190D-9 Doras Part 2 decal sheet

Product # CED32034 for $8.99

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 27 2003

 

 

 

This is a new decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  The sheet includes markings for 2 different Fw-190D-9's in 1/32 scale.

The first plane is a Fw-190 D-9 W.Nr. 211164 St./SG 2 Praha Ruzyne.  This plane is Black <4 and wears the paint scheme of RLM 83 on top and the underside appears to be RLM 87 (often referred to as RLM 84).  RLM 83 is a late war Green Blue colour used on the underside of many Fw-190's.   One interesting point of this paint scheme is the small patch of RLM 75 that covers the fuselage plug in front of the tail.  This is probably the result of a fuselage band has been sprayed over.  Another interesting aspect of this paint scheme is the mid section of the wing on the underside has been left unpainted.  This plane has a RLM 70 spinner.

The second plane is a Fw-190 D-9 with II./JG 301 in April 1945.  This plane is "White 12" and although the exact colours are not mentioned on the instruction sheet for this aircraft....it appears the paint scheme is RLM 75 on top and RLM 76 on the underside.  This Dora has 2 fuselage bands....one red, one yellow.  The spinner appears to be RLM 75 with a white spiral, which is included as a decal.

The decals were flawlessly printed and the clear carrier film is trimmed very close to the crisply printed colored areas, which is always good to see.  Colours are solid and will cover very well.  Because these aircraft are WW2, some questions about markings remain unanswered so you must use a bit of "Best Guess" to decide on how the fuselage mottling looks on the other side of the fuselage that is not shown on the instruction sheet.  Having said that, I think these decals are well researched, especially considering the lack of full walkaround photos of every aircraft that fought in WW2.  The decal sheet includes enough stencils for one aircraft, but by using kit stencils you could build both of these aircraft featured on this decal sheet. 

The coloured instructions are clear except for the lack of painting info for "White 12".  An extra page of text instruction is included with a small bit of info about 1 of these planes. 

A very nice product and highly recommended.

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I would like to thank Cutting Edge Modelworks for providing me with this review sample.

Steve

Photos and text by Steve Bamford