Review Author(s)
Published on
February 27, 2021
Scale
1:48
MSRP
$19.50
Product / Stock #
EC#173
Base Kit
Eduard and Hasegawa early model 190s
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Eagle Editions has become synonymous with quality research in their parts and decals. This sheet is no exception. With the release of the Eduard and Hasegawa early model 190s there is a need to add some marking options. Packaged in a resealable ziplock baggie are two decal sheets for four aircraft and the instructions.

The decals themselves are printed by Cartograf, so you know they are the highest quality in the world. They are in perfect register, thin and look great. The first sheet is the big sheet with all the aircraft individual markings and enough stencils for one aircraft. The smaller sheet includes enough markings for all four aircraft upper wing crosses.

The instructions are printed on 11 x 27 sheet printed in full color and folded in half and then half again. There are four aircraft included, one A-2 and three A-3s. All the aircraft are painted in RLM 74/75/76. It is the unit and individual markings that make the difference. One aircraft is from JG-26, another from JG-5 and two from JG-2. My favorite is the eagle head one from JG-2. The aircraft profiles are beautifully rendered, which will help and motivate the modeler. Besides the profile views, Eagle Editions has a written description of each aircraft and points out the differences and the references used to develop the decals. One page shows the stencil location.

In addition to the instructions, there is a separate 8.5 x 11 single sided reference page that has photos used to develop the decals for two of the aircraft, including the eagle headed one.

Overall, this is an exceptional offering. World class decal printing accompanied with the same level of research makes this an exceptional value. I absolutely love the instructions and the decals. Having the reference photos available is a nice touch. If you want the most accurate Luftwaffe decals you will be hard pressed to do better than Eagle Editions. Get this sheet and go to town.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eagle Editions and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours directly from Eagle Edition at www.eagle-editions.com . Let them know we sent you.

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