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Messerschmitt Me 262A1a/U3/A2a & S-92

Xtradecal, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Numbers:

Xtradecal Item No. X72269 – Messerschmitt Me 262A1a/U3/A2a & S-92

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Waterslide decals for 14 subjects with coloured placement guide.

Price:

GBP 6.66 (Export)

GBP 7.99 (EU price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent production quality, great value, swastikas included.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

These are superbly well produced decals, and represent excellent value. Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


Xtradecal's 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 87 B/K/R Stuka decals
are available online from Squadron.com

F i r s t L o o k

 

This release may be timed in a little early in anticipation of the new-tool Me 262 from Airfix due for release in the Northern hemisphere’s summer, plus there is a new Me 262 in development by Kovozavody Prostejov; but there is already plenty of kits available for those who can’t wait to use the decals reviewed here. 

The fourteen schemes offered are:

  • Me262 6th prototype, VI+AL / Red 6, April - July 1944;

  • Me 262 A1a, W.Nr170071,  White 2, Ekdo 2, Maj Erich Hohagen, Lechfeld, 1944;

  • ME262 A1a, W.Nr110956, White 17 Ekdo 2;

  • ME262 A1a, W.Nr111617, White 9, II.EJG 2, Ofw. Zander;

  • ME262 A1a, W.Nr170047, White 1, Kommando Novotny, Franz Schal, 1944;

  • ME262 A1a, W.Nr119559, Red 13, III/EJG 2 Oblt Heinz Bar, 1945;

  • ME262 A1a, W.Nr500491, Yellow 7, IV/JG 7, Obfw Heinz Arnold, and as captured in US markings;

  • ME262 A1a, Stab III/JG7, CO Maj Rudolf Sinner, Brandenburg-Briest, early-1945;

  • ME262 A1a, Yellow 5, KG(J)6, Saaz, Czechoslovakia, 1945;

  • ME262 A1a/U3, White 34, III/EJG 2, Lechfeld;

  • ME262 A2a, Red E, 2/KG(J)54, Giebelstadt, May 1945;

  • ME262 A2a, White F, I/KH(J)51, captured near Munich; and

  • Avia S-92, Olomouc, Moravia, Cazechoslovakia, 1950s.

 

  • Xtradecal Item No. X72269  Messerschmitt Me 262A1a/U3/A2a & S-92 Review by Mark Davies: Image
  • Xtradecal Item No. X72269  Messerschmitt Me 262A1a/U3/A2a & S-92 Review by Mark Davies: Image
  • Xtradecal Item No. X72269  Messerschmitt Me 262A1a/U3/A2a & S-92 Review by Mark Davies: Image
  • Xtradecal Item No. X72269  Messerschmitt Me 262A1a/U3/A2a & S-92 Review by Mark Davies: Image
  • Xtradecal Item No. X72269  Messerschmitt Me 262A1a/U3/A2a & S-92 Review by Mark Davies: Image
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The coloured placement guide provides port and starboard profiles for each of the subjects, along with small upper and lower surface plan views, whilst a full A5 page is devoted to the 6th prototype. Various modeller’s notes specific to each subject are included in red text in the placement guide.


 

The Decals

The decals are supplied in Xtradecal’s usual polythene zip-lock bag. They appear superbly printed by Microscale, with excellent colour density and registration.  

 

 

National markings, including swastikas, are included.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

These are superbly well produced decals, and represent excellent value.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Hannants for this sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2017 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 17 March, 2017
Last updated 17 March, 2017

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