Eagle Editions’ splendid softback series has a new volume released, with yet more excellent reference for Luftwaffe modellers, as CHRIS CLIFFORD reports.
If you’re a died-in-the-wool builder of Luftwaffe subjects, you’ll probably have seen Wings of the Black Cross periodicals from Eagle Editions. Each instalment offers a tantalising menu of period photos and supporting colour profiles, the latter replicating subjects seen in the images.
The new Volume 14 offers an array of useful studies showing the Bf 109D/E, via standalone shots and a dedicated feature on 7./JG 26’s deployment to Sicily. Messerschmitt Bf 109Fs also come under the spotlight, as does the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in A-6 and A-8 formats… while Bf 110 also features, the aircraft of SKG 10 and Aufklärungsgruppe 33 being especially interesting, along with various night-fighter airframes. Other types covered include the Me 262, Ju 87, Ju 88 and He 111, along with more exotic machines such as the Gotha Go 242A, Hs 129B-2, a captured Dewoitine D.520 and a Do 217N-2 heavy night-fighter.
Above: The colour profile artwork is hugely inspiring.
Eight beautifully rendered colour profiles close the title, these all representing different airframe examples of the Bf 109E/F, Fw 190A-6/8 and Me 262A. The book might have just 36 pages, but everything on them is useful in one way or another, whether your focus is structural detail, weathering, colour schemes… or all three. This fresh volume costs $19.95 direct from Eagle Editions.
Wings of the Black Cross Number Fourteen
By: Mark Proulx
Format: 279 x 216mm