Lifelike Decals

1/48 Focke wulf Fw-190 Part 2 decal sheet

Product # 48-019

Product Article by Steve Bamford on June 5 2007

 

 

 

This latest release from Lifelike Decals decal sheet features four different Fw-190's.  This is Part 2 of  a series dealing with the Fw-190 in Luftwaffe markings from February 1942 in France to the summer of 1944 in Germany. 

The first plane is a Fw-190 A-4 flown by Oblt Siegfried Schnell, Sta. KAp. 9/JG2 in the miiddle of 1942 at Vannes AB inn Vrance.  This aircraft sports a black rooster head artwork on the engine cowling and 72 kill markings on the rudder.  The camo scheme is RLM 74/75/76 with a yellow rudder, yellow lower nose and yellow wing tips.

The second plane is a Fw-190 F-8 "Yellow or Green  7"of 1/SG4 or Stab/SG4 in September 1944 in Wenden AB in Germany.  The camo scheme is RLM 74/75/76.  The prop spinner is yellow or green with a white spiral (included as a decal).  Depending on which unit this plane belonged to will determine in the prop spinner and fuselage numbers are yellow or green.

The third plane is a Fw-190 A-4, flown by Maj Walter Nowortny, KDore JG101 in the spring-summer 1942 from Pau AB in France.  The camo scheme is RLM 74/75/76 with a yellow lower rudder, yellow lower nose and yellow wing tips.  There is a big green heart on the side of the fuselage with a yellow theatre band.

The fourth plane is a Fw-190 A-3 "Yellow 28", with2/EGr. West sometime in 1942 from Cazaux AB in France.  The camo scheme is RLM 74/75/76 with a yellow rudder and yellow lower nose.  

The quality of these decals is of very good quality.  The decals themselves are clearly printed and in perfect register.  Some decals come in 2 layers to ensure perfect registration.  

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You can purchase these decals either directly from Lifelike Decals at fax number is +81-3-5680-6733, and e-mail is lifelike@eos.ocn.ne.jp. or from HobbyLink Japan.    

Other shops that stock Life like Decals are *Hannants/UK, *Mister Kit/Italy, *Revi (publisher)/Czech Republic, *SkyGrid/Canada, *Roll Models/USA, *Great Models Webstore/USA, *FlightDecs/Canada, *Victory Models/USA
*M & Models/USA, *
Zed Hobbies/Australia, *AB &S Enterprise/Australia, *Desert Miniature/USA 

Yet another very nice Fw-190 sheet with 4 very good options for your next Fw-190.  

I would like to thank Lifelike Decals for providing me with this review sample.

Steve

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford