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Messerschmitt
Bf 109 E-1/E-3

Hussar Decals, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Hussar #48D001 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1/E-3 decals         
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Decal sheet and instructions
Price: CAN $14.99 available online from Air Connection
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Superb registration, thin carrier film, four interesting subjects, comprehensive full colour views of each option.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: A quality product which allows the modeller to choose a scheme other than that found in the kits.

Reviewed by Mick Evans




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FirstLook

 

This sheet by Hussar Productions is their first production in 1/48 scale aircraft decals.  This is a fine quality decal sheet depicting four Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 and E-3 aircraft.

The decals are superbly printed by Cartograf of Italy and they have excellent colour saturation and register.  As usual with Cartograf Decals the carrier film is ultra thin and my experience is that the carrier film will almost totally disappears under a coat of clear top coat. 

Hussar Productions has done a great job with the decal artwork and the instruction sheet.  The colour instruction sheet provides some good detail of colours and decal positioning.

The four schemes provided are as follows

  1. Messerschmitt Me 109 E1, Wk.Nr 3247, White 6 flown by Uffz. Karl Hager of 1./JG 76 based in France in 1940.   This aircraft is finished in RLM 70/71 upper surfaces and RLM 65 lower surfaces.  Due to a navigational error on 30 May 1940 the German pilot landed by mistake on the French Armee de’l Air airfield in Orconte, Marne Valley.

  2. Messerschmitt Me 109 E1, Wk.Nr 3247, White 6 in new French ownership markings.  This aircraft is finished in RLM 70/71 upper surfaces and RLM 65 lower surfaces.  The aircraft was used for flying tests and was destroyed during a flight test against a Moraine MS.406.

  3. Messerschmitt Me 109 E3, Wk.Nr 1244, White 5. flown by Uffz. Stefan Litjens of 4./JG 53 based at Wiesbaden-Erbenhaim in 1939.   This aircraft is finished in an experimental splinter scheme of RLM 70/71/02/65 upper surfaces and RLM 65 lower surfaces.

  4. Messerschmitt Me 109 E3, Wk.Nr 1244, White 5. flown by Uffz. Stefan Litjens of 4./JG 53 based at Wiesbaden-Erbenhaim in 1939/40.   This aircraft is finished in an experimental splinter scheme of RLM 70/71/02/65 upper surfaces and RLM 65 lower surfaces.  The smaller crosses on the upper wings and fuselage sides with larger crosses and the lower wing surface large crosses have been replaced with smaller crosses the old crosses being painted out with a lighter shade of RLM 65.

Thanks to Hussar Productions for the review sample. www.airconnection.on.ca

Thanks to Air Connection for the sample


Hussar Products are available online from Air Connection


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
Page Created 2 March, 2010
Last updated 1 March, 2010

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