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Me 262A-1
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by: Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]

Alongside their latest flurry of Fw 190D decals, Eagle Editions have also released a set featuring a pair of attractive Me 262s. In fact there is a link to the Dora sets, because one of the aircraft covered appears in the section of Jerry Crandall's study of the '190D devoted to JV 44.

The two aircraft featured are:

1. "White <<", W.Nr. unknown, flown by Generalleutnant Adolf Galland, JV 44, München-Riem, late April 1945
2. "Green 1", W.Nr. unknown, III./JG 7, location unknown, April 1945

As with other recent EagleCals, the custom-printing is by Cartograf and is quite superb. The registration of the thin glossy items is perfect and, although the sample set is 1:72, the tiny stencil data is still qiite legible under a magnifier.

The decals themselves are backed up by excellent instructions that describe each scheme in some detail, and include a full stencil-placement guide. Some modellers may feel slightly disappointed by the inclusion of only two colour schemes, but this is offset by the inclusion of two complete sets of stencils so you can build both subjects covered instead of choosing between them in the normal way.

EagleCals #127 is available in all three main aircraft modelling scales, priced as follows:

EC#127-72 $11.00
EC#127-48 $15.00
EC#127-32 $17.50

EagleCals are available worldwide or direct from Eagle Editions. Recommended.

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Highs: Beautifully printed decals backed up by detailed instructions. Full stencil data for the two featured schemes.
Verdict: Whether you're looking for interesting alternative colour schemes, or simply better quality decals than those included with most kits, EagleCals latest Me 262 set is a great choice for Schwalbes in all the main aircraft modelling scales.
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  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: EC#127
  Suggested Retail: See Text
  PUBLISHED: Apr 13, 2010

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About Rowan Baylis (Merlin)

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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I'm working currently with these decals making Sinners machine. I hvae found a mistake in the painting scheme in the instruction. If you take a look on the port side view there should the 5 diagonal stripes of RLM83 while on the upper side view there are only 4. Since there are only side views of this machine on the historical photos each and every painting scheme of the wings upper surfaces are only teoretical and hypotetical there's nothng to worry. It's not a big mistake but it had confused me a little while marking stripes on the model.
JUN 20, 2010 - 08:58 PM
Hi Michal, .. I'm just about to do Sinner's a/c too using this sheet..I must admit to being 'intrigued' (puzzled) as to how the 'bands' ran over the machine. I'm using another sheet to do Sinner's other machine with the 'bands' running the opposite way.. cheers
JUN 21, 2010 - 12:18 AM
Hi Guys I am sure you know but just as a reminder: there were 2 striped Me262 that Rudi Sinner flew! check LiF Spezial No.2! cheers Steffen
JUN 21, 2010 - 12:24 AM
Yap Steffen, I got this article. The problem is with the wing upper surfaces 'cos none of the known photographies shows how it looked like. Neil, if you want this LiF article let me know, I got it scaned already from a fellow modeler.
JUN 21, 2010 - 02:36 AM

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