Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/32 Me-262 Stormbirds Part 2 decal sheet

Product # CED32071 for $12.99

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Dec 2  2005

 

 

 

This new decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks includes markings for 5 different Me-262's. 

The first aircraft is a Me-262 A-1a "Yellow 3" flown by  9./KG(J) 54, in the spring of 1945.  

The second aircraft is a Me-262 A-1a with 3./EJG 2 out of LEchfeld.

The third aircraft is a Me-262 A-1a flown by Ofw Hermann Buchner Kdo Nowotny in nov 1944 from Lechfeld.

The fourth aircraft is a Me-262 A-1a flown by Gen. Adlof Galland (& Franz Stigler) Verbandsfuher, JV 44.

The fifth aircraft is a Me-262 A-2a flown by FJ Ofw Hans-Robert Frohlich  II./KG 51 & Gefechtsverband Hogeback.  This airfract is currectly on display in the AW Museum in Canberra.

This sheet covers 5 different Me-262's with a  good variety of paint schemes......including the Aussie Museum Me 262 "Black X" as well as aircraft flown by aces. 

The paint schemes for the Me-262's were almost all unique and including Adolf Galland on this sheet is a special treat for me.

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.

The decal printing is beautifully done and very much in register.  Stencils are not included, but the Me-262's didn't always have stencils, so check your references.

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.

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

Steve

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford