Messerschmitt Me109 Part 3
I like the way Lifelike does their decals. They pick a type of aircraft and give you markings for several variants of that aircraft, rather than four or six of one type. Personally, I don’t think I’ll be doing four Bf109E-1s, but I might do an E-1, an F-2, a G-6, and a G-6/R2. That’s what’s on this sheet. You get markings for four different variants of the Bf109 (or Me109, depending on when). The Bf109E-1 is from 2/JG77 with a yellow lightning bolt on the side of the fuselage. The Me109F-2 is Oblt. Hans Philipp from 4/JG54 with a prominent green and grey camo sprayed on the fuselage sides. The Me109G6 is flown by Uffz. A. Kellmayer of 7/JG52, an aircraft that previously belonged to Eric Hartmann. The last aircraft is an Me109G-6/R2 with an oversprayed grey and dark green camouflage from I/JG300. This one is a reconnaissance version.
The instruction sheet is in full color, with side views of the aircraft showing the camouflage and decal placement. The decals are thin, in register, with what seems to be accurate colors.
So, as you can see, one sheet gives four fairly widely varied versions of the 109 with four different types of camouflage. No waste here. Recommended.
My thanks go to Lifelike Decals for providing the sheet and to IPMS/USA for allowing me to review it.