Lightning Strike and
Easter Front Fighters
Exito Decals, 1/72 & 1/48 scale
We have received information and images of two new releases from Exito Decals:
Exito Decals is proud to announce our latest new releases in 2020.
Our ninth decal set is entitled “Lightning Strike” and includes markings for three P-38s:
P-38G-13-LO, s/n 43-2204, ‘Beautiful Lass’, flown by Lt. John G. ‘Jump’ O’Neill of 9th FS / 49th FG, Dobodura, New Guinea, late October 1943.
P-38F-1-LO, s/n 41-7578, ‘Marjorie Ann’, possibly flown by Maj. Richard Ira ‘Dick’ Bong during his war bond tours, USA, late summer 1944.
P-38G-15-LO, s/n 43-2475, ‘Babe’, as flown by Lt. Edgar L. Yarberry of 48th FS / 14th FG, El Bathan, Tunisia, second half of June 1943, and as flown by Lt. George P. Brown of 96th FS / 82nd FG, Italy, autumn 1943.
The two P-38Gs feature sexy nose art, whilst the P-38F sports a rather unusual finish. ‘Babe’ and ‘Marjorie Ann’ have never been reproduced in decal form before, whilst our depiction of ‘Beautiful Lass’ is a result of a careful study of the available photo material and differs from all previous interpretations. Decals include bonus markings carried by ‘Babe’ during its later service with the 82nd FG.
Illustrations were created by Andrzej Sadlo. This set is available directly from the manufacturer:
in 1/48 scale: https://exito.site/en_GB/p/EXITO-DECALS-ED48009-148-Lightning-Strike/55322
in 1/72 scale: https://exito.site/en_GB/p/EXITO-DECALS-ED72009-172-Lightning-Strike/55323
Eastern Front Fighters
Our 10th decal set is en?titled “Eastern Front Fighters” and covers three different Messerschmitts flown by notable Luftwaffe aces in the East:
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7, ‘White 2’, flown by Lt. Heinrich Ehrler of 4./JG 5, Alakurtti, Finland, late April 1942.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 trop, WNr. 10266, flown by Maj. Gordon Gollob, Kommodore of JG 77, Oktoberfeld, Crimea, Soviet Union, between June 2 and 6, 1942.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, ‘White 10’, flown by Oblt. Robert ‘Bazi’ Weiß, Kapitän of 10./JG 54, northern sector of the Eastern front, USSR, January 1944.
The markings for Ehrler’s ‘Emil’ and G-6 of ‘Bazi’ Weiß have never been reproduced in decal form before, whilst Gollob’s Bf 109 F-4 trop did not receive enough attention from other manufacturers. To our knowledge, this is the first decal set on the market that contains the 4./JG 5 emblem (including a bonus one). Illustrations were created by Janusz Swiatlon and Anders Hjortsberg.
This se?t is available di?rectly from the manufacturer:
in 1/48 scale: https://exito.site/en_GB/p/EXITO-DECALS-ED48010-148-Eastern-Front-Fighters/55324
in 1/72 scale: https://exito.site/en_GB/p/EXITO-DECALS-ED72010-172-Eastern-Front-Fighters/55325
As previously, the decal sheets are printed by industry leader, Cartograf of Italy, which ensures top printing quality and ease of application. These are complemented by instructions that differ from the plain market standard. What you get are essentially high quality posters with accurate and inspiring illustrations. Each subject is presented on an A4-sized sheet, with large side aircraft profiles printed on the front, and the remaining artwork, reference photos and all necessary information laid out on the rear side. This way you not only get some cool decals for your model kit, but also attractive posters to adorn your man cave, at the same time!
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Thanks to Exito Decals for the information and images.
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