This is a new decal sheet from
Cutting Edge Modelworks. The sheet includes markings for 1 Bf-109G in 1/24
scale. With the release of the BIG Trumpeter Bf-109G....there is a serious
need for aftermarket decals .....Cutting Edge has begun to fill the need.
on this sheet is a
Bf-109G6 flown by famous high scoring Ace Major Herman Graf of JGr. 50
from Wiesbaden-Eberheim, Germany in 1943. Graf had a total of 212 kills
to his credit. This plane is his famous Bf-109G-6 with the red Tulip
on the nose.
This plane is "Green
1" and has a RLM 74/75 paint scheme on the upper surfaces and RLM 76
in the fuselage sides and underside. There was mottling on the side
of the fuselage. The spinner is red to match the red Tulip covering
the engine cowl. This red Tulip is created with 3 decals that apply
one layer after another to create the red Tulip. Go slow and it
shouldn't be a problem.....the instructions are very clear how to properly
position and install the 3 layers of Tulip decals. The underside of
the engine cowl is RLM 04 yellow and the tail/rudder is white.....which
shows off the kill marking artwork very well.
For artwork there is the picture
of a traditional Germany hunter with an old style rifle on the side of the
fuselage....see picture at the top of this review. It is not 100%
certain is this is Graf particular aircraft that had the Huntsman artwork,
but it is included anyway, so you have a choice of whether to include it or
not. This plane has no DF loop or base. This aircraft has weapon
tubes under the wings.
|The decals were flawlessly printed
on 2 decal sheets and the clear
carrier film is trimmed very close to the crisply printed colored areas, which
is always good to see. This is 1/24....so the decal are large in
size.....as compared to the smaller scales of 1/48 and
1/72. This decal sheet includes all the stencils etc to
complete the aircraft as Graf flew it in 1943.
There is a questions
as to whether the number "1" on the side of the fuselage is green or
red.....so Cutting Edge included both colours.
The instructions do include a top view of the aircraft....the top camo
is painted in a very interesting stepped fashion. The instructions
are clear and an extra page of text instruction is included with a small bit of info
about this plane as well as B&W line drawings showing stencil
A very nice product
and highly recommended.
I would like to
thank Cutting Edge
Modelworks for providing me with this review sample.