Eagle Editions | EC119: 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 NJG 3 and another from ZG 76 which is a Bf 110D. Two of the aircraft supplied in this set have the sharkmouth painted on the nose, and that really spices up the markings. The third aircraft is an overall black airframe with replacement tailplanes that the notes explain may have been RLM 65/71. The three airframes are:
- Bf 110C, W.Nr. Unknown, “D5+KS”, 8./NJG 3
- Bf 110C-4, W.Nr. Unknown, “L1+DH”, 1./NJG 3
- Bf 110D, W.Nr. Unknown, “M8+SP”, 6./ZG 76
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