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Yak-1b, Bf 110 E-2 & Bf109 F-4
Eastern Front Fighters

Volume 2

Exito Decals, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number; Description, Scale and Price

Exito Decals Item No. ED48013 - Eastern Front Fighters, €12.64

plus shipping available online from Exito's website

Scale: 1/48 (also available in 1/72 scale)
Review Type: One sheet of decals (19 x 11cm) and three glossy A4 double-sided cardboard poster/instructions.
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Outstanding production, referencing  and presentation with an interesting addition of the framable prints. Well-printed, great density and register and excellent research of the subjects.
Disadvantages: Rather flimsy sleeve once opened.
Conclusion: Decals are beautifully printed, with negligible carrier film in gloss finish, while colour density appears to be excellent and register is perfect. I commend this sheet to any modeller of these aircraft in 1/48 for its quality production and presentation.

Reviewed by Graham Carter


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FirstLook

 

This is a newish company from Poland and judging by the quality of the product they have a great future. They produce a range of interesting decals in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 and are worth looking for through their site at www.exito.site.

 

 

I am really impressed with the manner of presentation, with the decals and information material backed with a very solid card sheet inside a resealable thin plastic sleeve, which unfortunately split very easily when I opened it - might be worth replacing with a zip-lock bag methinks.

 

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Each aircraft is given a high quality coloured A4 double-sided poster with, on one side there is a side view and, on the rear, a mass of photos, drawings, colour and decal placement information. It is suggested that the modeller might like to frame these for display and they are certainly of sufficient quality to do this. 

The three aeroplanes covered on this sheet are:

  1. Yak-1b, Red ’22’ of 562nd IAP / 318th IAD PVO, Moscow area 1943, in grey over pale blue with a beautiful illustration of a warrior wrestling a leopard on the port fuselage,

  2. Bf 110 E-2 trop, coded S9+GP of Oblt. Gunther Tonne, ,6/SKG 210, Orel, USSR, 12/41, in the standard scheme with winter white distemper over parts, and the ‘wespe’ markings on the nose and

  3. Bf109 F-4 trop, triple chevron, possibly of Obstit. Gunther Lutzow of JG3, southern sector , Eastern Front, USSR, 5/42, in a mixed normal scheme with sand patches from its previous usage in the Mediterranean.

The decals are beautifully printed by Cartograf, with negligible carrier film in gloss finish, while colour density appears to be excellent and register is perfect. Swastikas come in two forms, segmented and whole, presumably so that the whole ones are removed from their corner for sale in countries where this symbol is understandably banned.

 

 

The sheet is also available in 1/72 and 1/32 scales.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These decals are beautifully printed, with negligible carrier film in gloss finish, while colour density appears to be excellent and register is perfect. I commend this sheet to any modeller of these aircraft for its quality production and presentation..

Thanks to Exito Decals for the review sample


Review Text and Images Copyright 2022 by Graham Carter
Page Created 11 April, 2021
Last Updated 11 April, 2022

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