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Junkers Ju 88 A-0, A-1,
A-1(F) & C-2 Decals

AIMS Decals, 1/32 scale

 

Summary

Catalogue Number:

AIMS Decals Item No. AIMS 32D001 - Junkers Ju 88 A-0, A-1, A-1(F) & C-2

Scale:

1/32

Contents and Media:

Waterslide decals plus colour instructions

Price:

GBP £7.50 available online from AIMS' website (Paypal accepted)

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

Interesting subject choices; good quality instructions; perfectly printed; associated resin accessories and conversions also available from AIMS

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusion:

A great way to customise your big beautiful Revell Ju 88.


Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t L o o k

 

 

AIMS Decals has traditionally focused on 1/72 scale. Now, however, they have branched out into 1/32 scale and their first subject is, not surprisingly, the new Revell 1/32 scale Junkers Ju 88 A-1.

Not content to simply provide decal options for the Ju 88 A-1 as supplied in the box, AIMS has covered some interesting variants including the A-0 with its four-bladed propeller assembly, the A-1(F) reconnaissance variant and the solid-nosed C-2.

Two Junkers Ju 88 A-1s are included on the sheet but even these are slightly different, as one is fitted with an extra machine gun in each side of the canopy, and the other has the holes for these extra guns faired over.

Although the conversion parts are not supplied with the decal sheet, they are available separately from AIMS.

The specific marking options are as follows:

  1. Ju 88 A-0, 4D +HK, of KG 30 (four-bladed spinners and extra prop are available from AIMS) Norway

  2. Ju 88 A-1, 3Z+HN of KG 77, Battle of Britain

  3. Ju 88 A-1, 9K+EL, of KG 51 "Edelweiss", Battle of Britain

  4. Ju 88 A-1(F), 4U+DH, of Aufkl.Gr 123, Battle of Britain (vacform unarmoured twin gun rear canopy available from AIMS)

  5. Ju 88 C-2, 4D+FH, of 2./KG 30 based at Vaeres, Norway.

 

  • AIMS 1/32 scale Junkers Ju 88 A-0, A-1, A-1(F) and C-2 Decal Review by Brett Green: Image
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Instructions are supplied on a double-sided A4 sheet. One side has full colout profile views and information on each subject aircraft while the other has plan and scrap views.

The decals are beautifully printed by Cartograf. Carrier film is thin and the markings are in perfect register. Two sheets are included - the main sheet with most of the codes, unique markings and hakenkreuze, and a supplementary sheet with additional markings to complete the marking options including new narrow-style crosses and an underlying white "E" in case the yellow E is translucent.

I have already used one of the marking options on my Revell 1/32 scale Ju 88 A-1. As a result I can confirm that the yellow "E" is perfectly opaque. it does not require the white background.

I am also pleased to report that the decals performed flawlessly, and look fabulous when applied. I used Micro Set and Micro Sol with no ill effects.

AIMS' 1/32 scale Junkers Ju 88 decals offer five interesting options for early variants. This product is a great way to customise your big, beautiful Revell Junkers.

Thanks to AIMS for the samples


AIMS' decals, kits and accessories are available online from AIMS website


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 19 February, 2009
Last updated 19 February, 2009

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