Victory Productions 1/32 Swiss Bf 109s Decal First Look
|Date of Review||September 2010||Manufacturer||Victory Productions|
|Subject||Swiss Bf 109s||Scale||1/32|
|Set Number||VPD32005||Pros||Markings for 16 Bf 109s|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Victory Productions released a new set of marking options for Eduard or Hasegawa's 1/32 Bf 109E or G releases. This set provides the colorful markings of the Swiss Air Force's neutrality enforcers that brought anyone that strayed into neutral Swiss airspace to the ground (one way or another) and internment for the rest of the war. The Swiss bought their mainline fighters from Germany, the Bf 109E-3, which served as the backbone of their force until other models were 'acquired' and pressed into service.
The subjects featured in this release include:
- Bf 109E-3, J-315, Cp.Av.6, Thun, 1940
- Bf 109E-3, J-317, Fl.Kp.7, 1940-42
- Bf 109E-3, J-360, Fl.Kp.8, Avenches, 1940
- Bf 109E-3, J-362, Fl.Kp.8, Avenches, 1940
- Bf 109E-3, J-346, Fl.Kp.8, Thun, 1944
- Bf 109E-3, J-350, Fl.Kp.9, Avenches, 1941
- Bf 109E-3, J-318, Fl.Kp.9, 1941
- Bf 109E-3, J-374, Fl.Kp.9, 1941
- Bf 109E-3, J-356, Fl.Kp.21, Emmen, 1940
- Bf 109E-3, J-371, Interlaken, 1944
- Bf 109E-3, J-346, Fl.Kp.15, 1941
- Bf 109E-3, J-387, Fl.Kp.15, 1941
- Bf 109E-3, J-378, Super SFR, Fl.Kp.8, 1942
- Bf 109E-3, J-316, As delivered 20 Jun 1938
- Bf 109G-6, J-702, Fl.Kp.7, Interlaken, 1944
- Bf 109G-6, J-705, Fl.Kp.7, Sion, 1945
This set is very impressive and my sample is in perfect register. This is definitely a set to get your hands on and build a few of those nice Hasegawa or Eduard kits.
Victory Productions Decals are available from Stevens International, Skygrid, Hannants, Beaver Corporation (Japan), Airdoc (Germany), Snowy Mountain Models (Australia), and of course directly from Victory Productions (www.victorymodels.com).
My sincere thanks to Victory Productions for this review sample!