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Bf 109G-10 EagleCals
Bf 109G-10s - Augsburg's Last Eagles
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by: Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]

Our current Bf 109 campaign has provided an ideal excuse to dip back into Eagle Editions' extensive back catalogue of Luftwaffe markings, and they've kindly provided a set of EagleCals for my build.

EC#26 provides full decals for a quartet of Bf 109G-10s and is available in both 1:48 and 1:72, priced $11 and $9 respectively.

The colour schemes covered are:

"White 11", W.Nr. Unknown, II./JG 52, Neubiberg, Germany, 8 May 1945.
"Black 2", W.Nr. 610824 (supposed), II./JG 52, Neubiberg, Germany, 8 May 1945.
"Yellow 2", W.Nr. Unknown, KG(J) 27, Kaufbeuren Allgäu, Germany, May 1945.
"White 44", W.Nr. Unknown (possible 130342), II./NJG 11, Fassburg, Germany, May 1945

The thin and glossy decals are beautifully custom-printed by Microscale, with pin-sharp registration and minimal crystal clear carrier film. Along with the national and unit markings, there's a plentiful supply of stencils, sufficient for one aircraft with items to spare.

Each scheme is illustrated with a full-colour profile of the port side, and a smaller plan view. Backing these up is a full-page stencil placement guide with "generic" Bf 109G diagrams.

EagleCals always stand out for the quality of their research, hardly surprising considering their almost unrivalled library of Luftwaffe data. In this case, three of the aircraft feature in EagleFiles #3, while the fourth appears in #2. Each scheme here is described concisely, noting the likely colours, dimensions of the national markings, and any particular points of interest or modifications that will be needed to depict the aircraft.

Conclusion
EC#26 is a classic set of decals that's sure to appeal to Luftwaffe modellers. It's hard to believe it's already ten years since it first appeared, perhaps the only giveaway being that it's not also available in 1:32 as is common with the latest Eagle editions releases. Recommended.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Beautifully printed decals accompanied by detailed colour notes.
Lows:
Verdict: Top quality decals for a quartet of interesting late-war Bf 109s.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: EC#26
  Suggested Retail: $11.00
  PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2010
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.10%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.86%

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About Rowan Baylis (Merlin)
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I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...

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