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Ju 88 A-4, He 111 H, Bf 109 K-4
In Enemy Hands

Exito Decals, 1/48 scale

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Catalogue Number; Description, Scale and Price

Exito Decals Item No. ED48012 - In Enemy Hands, €15.64

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 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 sheet is available in 1/72 as 72011 if you are interested.

Once again I am most impressed with the manner of presentation by this Polish company, with the decals and information material backed with a very solid card sheet inside a resealable thin plastic sleeve, which might be worth replacing with a zip-lock bag once opened.

 

 

Each aircraft is given a high quality coloured A4 double-sided poster with, one one side the two side views 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 aircraft depicted here are an interesting assortment of both US and British ‘spoils of war’, as follows :

  1. Junkers Ju88 A-4 War 300227 captured at Foggia, Italy in late 1943 by the 86th FS / 79th FG in the standard bomber scheme overlain with pale squiggles , but given a coat of yellow over the rear fuselage and both wing surfaces to about 1/3 wingspan, as well as under the cowlings, with the fronts painted red, given six-position stars and an RAF fin flash, certainly a colourful beast!

  2. Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4, yellow 5, Slazburg-Maxglan, Austria, mid-1945 in standard fighter scheme with most markings over-painted and replaced with hand-painted US stars and yellow rudder and nose band, and

  3. Heinkel He111 H-6, 5J+?R and picked up by 211 Group RAF in north Africa in December 1942, in standard Luftwaffe bomber splinter colours over pale blue, but given large RAF roundels and rudder stripes, a yellow fuselage stripe and large white codes HS+?  and the moniker ‘Delta Lily’. This is well-known ‘acquisition’ and it is good to see it in decal form.

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.

 

 

I commend this sheet to any modeller of these aircraft in 1/48 for its quality production and presentation.

 

 

Conclusion

 

I commend this sheet to any modeller of these aircraft in 1/48 for its quality production and presentation.

Thanks to Exito Decals for the review sample


Review Text and Images Copyright 2021 by Graham Carter
Page Created 19 May, 2021
Last Updated 19 May, 2021

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