Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/32 Me-262  Stormbirds Part 1 decal sheet

Product # CED32070 for $12.99

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 30  2005

 

 

 

This new decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks includes markings for 3 different Me-262's. 

The first aircraft is a Me-262 A-2a flown by Ofhr. Hans-Guido Mutke 9./JG7, Prague in 1945.  This particular aircraft is currently on display in the Deutsches Museum in Germany.  The paint scheme is RLM 76 light blue on the undersides and sides of the fuselage and tail with RLM 82/RLM83 mottling on the upper parts of the fuselage.  The top sides of the wings have the standard RLM82/83 camo pattern and you can find photos of this aircraft in the ARC walkaround section.  On the side of the fuselage is a white 3 with a yellow outline.  There are red and blue bands going around the rear fuselage.  This jet had underwing rockets and ran low on fuel and landed in Switzerland during the war and was returned to Germany in 1957.  

The second aircraft is a Me-262 A-1a flown by Major Theodor Weissenberger Kommodore (208 aerial victories), JG7 at Kaltenkirchen in January 1945.  The paint scheme is RLM 76 light blue on the undersides and RLM 81/82/83 on the upper parts of the fuselage and wings (brown/ green/green camo).  The top sides of the wings have the standard RLM81/83 camo pattern.  There are red and blue bands going around the rear fuselage.  

 

The third aircraft is a Me-262 A-1a flown by Ofw Heinz Arnold & LT Fritz Muller (both aces) of 11./JG 7 from Prague in 1945.  This particular aircraft is currently on display in the US national Air and Space Museum in the USA.  The paint scheme is RLM 76 light blue on the undersides and sides of the fuselage and tail with RLM 81/82 mottling on the upper parts of the fuselage.  The top sides of the wings have the standard RLM81/82 camo pattern.  On the side of the fuselage is a yellow 7 with a black outline.  There are red and blue bands going around the rear fuselage.  This jet had underwing rockets.  This aircraft was surrendered to the Americans and was one of the "Watson's Whizzers".....aircraft and technology captured by the Americans at the end of the war to further American weapons programs. 

The instructions are clear and include colour drawings to assist in decal placement.   There is a page of text including information about all 3 of the aircraft.  No stencils are included on this decal sheet.....use kit stencils if you use them at all.

A very nice decal sheet and will be much appreciated by anyone wanting to build one the big beautiful Trumpeter Me-262 in 1/32 scale.

Click on images below to see larger images of the instruction sheets

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

Steve

Photos and text by Steve Bamford