Eagle Editions | EC89: Fw 190s JG 300 Part 2
Reviewed by Mark Proulx
Eagle Editions has just released a three part series of new 1/32nd scale decals depicting various aircraft of JG 300. These markings are based on photos seen in the exciting new book Jagdgeschwader 300 “Wild Sau” Vol. 1, also from Eagle Editions.
Part two in the series includes four Fw 190A schemes. They are:
- “Red 3”, W. Nr 171641, was assigned to Fw. Konrad Bauer of 5./JG 300. This Fw 190A-8 was finished in a pattern of RLM 74/75/76.
- “Yellow 18” is an Fw 190A-7 of 6./JG 300 and depicts the aircraft as flown by an unknown pilot from that unit. Similar to the above aircraft, the scheme is RLM 74/75/76.
- “Red 21” is an Fw 190A-6/Neptun of 6./JG 300. The aircraft is RLM 74/75/76 with a heavy overspray of RLM 76 to lighten up the camouflage.
- “Yellow 1 N” is an Fw 190A-7/Neptun depicting an aircraft flown by Lt. Klaus Bretschneider of 6./JG 300. The aircraft was finished RLM 74/75/76.
The instructions are printed over a single page with airbrush color profiles by Tom Tullis. Text details the colors, markings and many of the subtle details for each aircraft. Modelers should note that minor modifications are required to existing kits to complete some of these schemes. This is all detailed in the text and should be easy for most to perform. Upper and lower surface scrap views are also including correctly depicting the upper surface camouflage patterns and correct decal placement.
The decals are printed by Microscale over two pages. They are very thin and appear in perfect register. Color density is good and I would expect little difficulty with their application.
I would urge modelers looking for further material on JG 300 to consider purchasing the JG 300 “Wilde Sau” Vol. 1 reviewed here. These decals supplement much of the information in that book. Given the popularity of the subject, I would expect these decals to sell fast and I recommend them to anyone with an interest in the airwar over Germany in WW II.
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© Mark Proulx 2005
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Tuesday, May 30 2017