decal sheet from Cutting
Edge Modelworks features four Bf-109B/D's.
The recommended kit is the Hobbycraft Bf-109 B/C/D or the Academy Bf-109 B/C/D
first aircraft is a Bf-109D-1 with 2./JGr 176, out of Gablingen in August 1939.
It is assumed that this aircraft flew in this scheme during the Polish
campaign. The paint scheme is RLM
70/71 (green/green) on top and RLM 65 (blue) on the underside.
The prop spinner is RLM 04 (yellow).
Markings include a very large sharks mouth on the lower side of the
engine cowl and include the engine opening under the engine cowling.
This plane is yellow ‘5’ and there is a large yellow 5 on the side of
the fuselage in front of the German cross.
On the tail is a swastika. You
will be required to cut the sharks mouth decal to get it to fit and the decal
and instructions show you where to cut it.
The sharks mouth is contained in 2 separate decals, a left side and a
second aircraft is a Bf-109B-1 with 2.J/88, out of Herrera de Pisuerga in
October 1937. The paint scheme is
the standard Spanish Civil war scheme with the top painted in grey and RLM 63/65
(blue) on the underside. The prop
spinner is grey. Markings on the
side of the rear fuselage include a Black Top Hat with a red sash (yellow sash
decal is included for top hat due to lack of definite colour
knowledge…reference photos were in black and white), solid black circle for
national markings and the large numbers “6-3” in black.
The tail is white with a black diagonal cross and the wing tips are white
on the top and bottom. The top side
of the wings include national insignias of solid black circles with white
diagonal crosses. On both sides of
the engine cowling around the exhaust ports is flat black paint, which is
painted along certain panel lines (check the instructions for an image showing
which panel to paint flat black).
third aircraft is a Bf-109D-1 with 2./JG 71, out of Furstenfeldbruck in
August 1939. It is assumed
that this aircraft flew in this scheme during the Polish campaign.
The paint scheme is RLM 70/71 (green/green) on top and RLM 65
(blue) on the underside. The
prop spinner is RLM 70 (green). Markings
include artwork of a badge with a weeping raven carrying an umbrella,
which is a reference to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who
often carried an umbrella. It
is not known which way the Raven was pointing on the right side of the
aircraft so 2 decals of the raven looking left and right are included.
This badge was later adopted by II./JG 51.
This plane is red “11” and there is a large red 11 with white
outline on the side of the fuselage in front of the German cross.
On the tail is a swastika.