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Mark 1 Ltd Dozen Set
Fieseler Fi 156


 

Messerschmitt Me 210/410

 

Colours & Markings

 

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Mark I Ltd “Dozen Set” series
Messerschmitt Me 210/410 colours and markings (1:48 scale)
Fieseler Fi 156 colours and markings (1:48 scale)

Scale:

1/48 (also available in other scales)

Contents and Media:

Waterslide decals plus instructions and notes

Price:

Available from a range on on-line stores and hobby shops

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

Diverse range of markings for a wide assortment of nationalities; attractive artwork; decals with minimal carrier film and perfect colour registration.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusion:

An excellent publication that provides alternate markings for your subject and backs it up with period photographs, decals and colour profiles.


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner


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FirstRead

 

If you want your next modelling project to wear a different livery from that found in the box, then these releases could be just what you’re after.

Mark I Ltd. continues their “Dozen Set” series with a look at two more popular Luftwaffe subjects.  These handbooks are specifically aimed at modellers and as the title suggests, presents twelve aircraft for review.

Each is given a 2 page spread with a documenting period photo and accompanying close-up shots of the airframe. These detail images include cockpits, radiators, superchargers, wheel wells, undercarriage legs and much more.

Complimenting these publications is a set of decals from BOA Agency. They are superbly printed with very thin carrier film and perfect colour registration. Thoughtfully there is some stencil data included but the uninitiated will have to look elsewhere if a detailed placement guide is required. This is normally found on the kit instruction sheet in most cases.

The latest two publications in the series are:

Messerschmitt Me 210/410 colours and markings

 

 

  • Luftwaffe – Me 210A-0(1), Black GT+VT, I./ZG 1 “Wespen”, Landsberg/Lech airfield, Bavaria, January 1942

  • Luftwaffe – Me 210A-1, Black S0+MJ, Messerschmitt AG, Augsberg-Haunstetten airfield, Germany, summer 1942

  • Luftwaffe – Me 210A-1, 2N+ER, III./ZG 1 “Wespen” Trapani airfield, Sicily, late 1942

  • Luftwaffe – Me 210A-1, 2N+CD, Stab III./ZG 1 “Wespen” Sfax airfield, Tunisia, spring 1943

  • Royal Hungarian Air Force – Me 210Ca-1, Black ZO+15, 2/102 “Tigris”, Fast Bomber Sq., Hajdúbörmény airfield, summer 1944

  • Luftwaffe – Me 410A-3, F6+WK, 2.(F)/122, Trapani airfield, Sicily, summer 1943

  • Luftwaffe – Me 410A-3, F6+QK, 2.(F)/122, Perugia airfield, Italy, autumn 1943

  • Luftwaffe – Me 410B-1/U4, 3U+BN, 5./ZG 26 “Horst Wessel”, Neumark airfield, Germany, spring 1944

  • Royal Air Force – Me 410A-3, TF209, Central Fighter Establishment, RAF Tangmere (Ford airfield), autumn 1944

  • Royal Air Force – Me 410B-6, White AIR MIN-V3, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough airfield, September 1945

  • Soviet Air Force – Me 410B-2/U4, Black 130379, NII VVS, Ramenskoye airfield, Soviet Union, 1945

  • Imperial Japanese Army Air Force – Me 210A-1, Japan, spring 1943


 

Fieseler Fi 156 colours and markings

 

 

  • Germany – Fi 156A-1, Black D-IRPJ, Gerhard Fieseler Werke, National Air Races, Cleveland Airport, Ohio, U.S.A., September 1938

  • Luftwaffe – Fi 156C-2, Black VK+GM, unidentified unit, Sofia – Bojurishte airfield, Bulgaria, winter 1942/43

  • Luftwaffe – Fi 156C-2, Black CK+KF, III./NJG 1, Saint-Trond airfield, Belgium, May 1944

  • Luftwaffe – Fi 156C-2, Black DI+GA, 15.(kroat.)/KG 53, Banja Luka airfield, Croatia, early 1943

  • Royal Bulgarian Air Force – Fi 156C-2, White 10, former Yugoslav territory, summer 1944

  • Royal Air Force – Fi 156C-2, 83rd Group Air Officer Commanding, 2nd Tactical Air Force, France, summer 1944

  • French Air Force – MS 500 (Fi 156C-7), White 2, GR III/33 “Périgord”, Issy les Moulineaux airfield, winter 1944/45

  • Czechoslovak Air Force – C-5 (Fi 156C-7), White D-51, LDP Air Transport Regiment, Kbely airfield, 1946

  • Czechoslovak Police Air Force – K-65A, Crimson Red OK-BZC, LH SNB Police Air Patrol Unit, Prague – Ruzyn? airport, 1946-48

  • Czechoslovakia – K-65A, White OK-BRB, Svazarm Aeroclub, summer 1954

  • Hungarian Air Force – K-65A, White G-008, 16th Independent Transport Sq., Budaörs airfield, summer 1949

  • Switzerland – K-65A, Black HB-IKA, Lindt & Sprüngli, Zürich-Kloten airport, summer 1952

 

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Conclusion

 

These 28 page publications offer the modeller an excellent choice of alternate markings for your chosen subject.

They don’t just represent the aircrafts’ country of origin, but include markings for those nationalities that also flew the type. The quality of the decals is first class and the reference photos for each aircraft allow the modeller to check the source of the artwork.

Thus it’s an ideal package to make your aircraft a little bit different from the rest.

Thanks to Mark 1 Ltd for this review sample.


Review Copyright 2011 by Rob Baumgartner
This Page Created on 4 July, 2011
Last updated 4 July, 2011

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