Eagle Editions | EC117: Messerschmitt Bf 110C/D
Reviewed by Randy Bumgardner
Given that Jerry Crandall was a big resource for Dragon's new Messerschmitt Bf 110C, it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Eagle Editions would release some new markings in their EagleCals line for the kit. Well, here is one of the sets they have released for this kit and for the upcoming Dragon Bf 110D due out soon.
This set contains markings for three Bf 110 C/Ds: a pair from ZG 26, one of which is a Bf 110D, and another from ZG 1. The first aircraft, “S9+AN”, is a Bf 110C-7 from 5./ZG 1 and it is marked with the ubiquitous Wespe that is identified with the Bf 110. The second aircraft is the Bf 110C of Geschwaderkommodore Major Joachim-Friedrich Huth. This aircraft is unique by the all white nose and the thin white distemper painted on the airframe. The third aircraft in the set is a Bf 110D camouflaged in RLM 02/71 upper surfaces and RLM 65 under surfaces. A nice contrast to the RLM 74/75 upper surfaces and RLM 76 under surfaces of the other markings on the sheet. Each choice has it's own appeal, so I foresee some tough choices. So, in summary, we have in this set:
- Bf 110C-7, W.Nr. Unknown, “S9+AN”, 5./ZG 1
- Bf 110C, W.Nr. Unknown, “3U+AA”, Stab./ZG 26
- Bf 110D, W.Nr. Unknown, “3U+FP”, 6./ZG 26
The decals are printed by Cartograph and are very thin and should not present the modeler with any problems. The colors are nicely done and have excellent registration. Full stenciling is provided for a single airframe, including stencils for the 300L drop tanks.
All in all, these new sets of Bf 110 decals from EagleCals are a very nice addition to Dragon's new tool Bf 110C. They will provide a modeler with many schemes to choose from when they build up the kit. A really nice touch is the inclusion of markings for the Bf 110D that Dragon will by releasing in the near future.
A big thanks to Eagle Editions for the review sample!
© Randy Bumgardner 2008
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, February 01 2017