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Messerschmitt
Bf 109 E-3/E-3a

Hussar Decals, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Hussar #48D002 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3/E-3a decals         
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Decal sheet and instructions
Price: CAN $18.99 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 fine quality decal sheet by Hussar Productions depicts four Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 and E-3 aircraft.

The decals are superbly printed by Cartograf of Italy. 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 E3, Wk.Nr 1304, White 1 flown by Ofw. Karl Hier of 1./JG 76.   This aircraft is finished in RLM 70/71 upper surfaces and RLM 65 lower surfaces.  During combat with French pilots of GCIII/7 on November 22 1939 the German pilot landed by mistake on the French airfield Strasbourg-Woerth.

  2. Messerschmitt Me 109 E3, Wk.Nr 1304, White 1 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 against the Dewoitine D.520, Bloch MB152 and Spitfire Mk 1.

  3. Messerschmitt Me 109 E3, Wk.Nr 1304, White 1.  The aircraft was transferred to the Royal Aircraft Establishment on 02 May 1940 and flown by F/O Hilly Brown.  This aircraft is finished in RLM 70/71 upper surfaces and Yellow lower surfaces with RLM 65 flying control surfaces.  The aircraft was used for flying tests against the Spitfire Mk 1 and Hurricane Mk 1.

  4. Messerschmitt Me 109 E3A, Wk.Nr 704, Yellow 64 1 flown by AdjAv. Tiberiu Vinca of Grupul 7 vanatoare in Stalingrad 1942.  This aircraft is finished in RLM 70/71 upper surfaces and RLM 65 lower surfaces.  The engine cowl, lower wing tips and fuselage stripe are painted yellow.

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 2010 by Mick Evans
Page Created 2 March, 2010
Last updated 2 March, 2010

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