Euro Decals 1/32 Messerschmitt Emils Part 1
Fantasy Printshop's new decal sheet is intended for the Messerschmitt Bf109E-3, E-4 and E-7 variants. There are eight colorful planes on 2 decal sheets:
Bf109E-7/B "S9+RS", 8/ZG 1, Russia, Summer 1942. This plane was painted RLM 71 Dark Green and RLM 02 Grey over RLM 65 Light Blue. The famous "Wespe" (wasp) badge adorns both sides of the engine cowl. The lower cowl and wing tips are RLM 04 Yellow, and the pointed spinner is RLM 70 Green with a Green 25 tip.
Bf109E-3 "6-99", Grupo num. 25, Spain, 1939. This plane was overall RLM 63 Light Great with a white rudder and wingtips, and a red spinner. The exhaust area was painted black.
Bf109E-3/B, Wk Nr 4101, "DG200", No.1426 Flight RAF, 1941. This plane crashed at Manston, England and Rolls-Royce refurbished it. It was painted in the RAF Day Fighter colors of Dark Earth and Dark Green over Trainer Yellow.
Bf109E-3, "J-377", Fl.Kp. 21, Swiss Air Force, 1940. RLM 71 Green over RLM 65 with a red fuselage band and rudder. It had a unique shark mouth on the lower cowl and eyes on the upper cowl.
Bf109E-4, "Black 13", 8./JG 1, 1941. This plane was painted with RLM 70/71 greens over 65 with large areas of the fuselage over painted with a heavy RLM 70 mottle, RLM 04 Yellow lower nose and rudder and an RLM 66 Grey spinner.
Bf109E-4, "White 1", Royal Bulgarian Air Force, Winter 1944-45. This plane was delivered in 1942 when Bulgaria was allied with Germany. Its camouflage was the mid War RLM 74/75 Greys over RLM 76 Lichtblau with white winter over spray. The upper fin and rudder were painted white, red and green.
Bf109E-4, "White 10", Werknummer 5244, 13 Squadron, Slovak Air Force, April 1943. This very interesting plane was painted RLM 74/75 over RLM 76 with a dense fuselage mottle of 74, 75 and 02. The plane also had an RLM 04 fuselage band, wingtips and spinner. The spinner had a white base and the cowl was over painted with RLM 76 dots.
Bf109E-3, "White 3", Werknummer 0820, Pilot Unteroffizier Ludwig Fröba, 4./JG 77, Norway, October 1940. This Bf109E was camouflaged in RLM 70/02 over RLM 65 with an RLM 70 spinner.
The pair of decal sheets include the national insignia and individual markings for each aircraft. The decals have crisp bright colors in perfect register. The instruction sheets include profiles of both sides of each plane plus upper and lower camouflage schemes. There are color call outs for Model Master, Poly-Scale, Gunze, Tamiya, Humbrol and Xtracolor paints. IM's own Chris Banyai-Riepl supplied the color profiles.
These are first class decals. All of the options are colorful and interesting. I recommend these decals and I would like to thank The Fantasy Printshop for the review sample.