Reviewed by Rato
|Delta One - American G-6s decals in 1/72, 1/48 or 1/32 scale
markings for Me-109G-6 captured by Americans during WWII
|- 1/72, 1/48 or 1/32
|- Approx. 10.00 EU
|- Printed decal sheets and instructions
|- Minimal clear film borders.
- Good register and printing quality. Extremely thin.
- All three popular aircraft scales in one set.
||- Avoid strong decal solvents.
Another decal sheet provided to us by Delta One,
this time for a somewhat rare subject - Messerschmitt Me-109G-6s
captured by the Americans during WWII. Like the other two sets reviewed
previously (here and here), I am again very impressed by the quality of their decals.
sheet brings markings for no less than nine captured Me-109G-6s in the
three popular aircraft scales (each scale is a different set - choose
yours)! The overall
outstanding, with a good color saturation, thin film, and perfect register.
markings are repeated in the three scales, and the swastikas are
provided in halves. Some of the subjects in this sheet are well
documented in the bibliography, and analyzing specific details (like
the overthick borders around American insignias) shows that Delta One
has done its homework:The schemes covered in this sheet are:
the same manufacturer, I am sure they will behave pretty much like the
excellent results obtained with their previous sheets, which were tested before. Therefore, I would only advice you to avoid solvent solutions (they won't need any).
Me-109G-6/Trop, W.Nr unknown, formerly Yellow 16 of 9./JG 77 turned
squadron hack for the 325 FG in Tunisia and flown by group commander
Lt. Col. R. L. Baseler. Used for mock dogfights to teach young American
pilots how to fly against the Me-Bf109's.
- Me-109G-6/Trop, W.Nr 16416, formerly White 8 of 4.Staffel/JG 77, captured intact by American soldiers on 8th May 1943 at Soliman airfield, Tunisia.
- Me-109G-6/Trop, W.Nr 18098, formerly 154 Squadriglia and captured during Sicily campaign. Turned into a canopy-less two-seater by the 57 FG (early color scheme)
W.Nr 18098, same as above with late color scheme - it was painted
tan or US Dark Earth overall with red spinner/wingtips and early
insignia type roundels with thick red border.
- Me-109G-6/Trop, W.Nr 19096, formerly 154 Squadriglia turned into squadron hack for the 57 FG
W.Nr unknown, possibly 18068, captured in July 1943 at Comiso or
Pachino airfield. Formerly Luftwaffe example turned into squadron hack
for the 57 FG
- Me-109G-6/Trop, W.Nr unknown, also restored for the 57 FG aero club. Captured at Pachino airfield.
W.Nr 15270, formerly Yellow 14 of 6./JG 53. It retained
its standard Luftwaffe camouflage colors of RLM 74/75/76 colours
with red spinner and wingtips.
W.Nr 160756, formerly Yellow 4 of 3./JG 4, defected to Americans at
Santa Maria, Italy. Sent to US for flight test, now on display at
the National Air and Space Museum as White 2.
If you like unusual schemes, this sheet is for you.
Thanks to Delta One for the review sample.