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Messerschmitt Bf 109 Aces
Eastern Front Fighters

Exito Decals, 1/32 scale

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Catalogue Number; Description, Scale and Price

Exito Decals Item No. ED32010 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 Aces Eastern Front Fighters, €19.25

plus shipping available online from Exito's website

Scale: 1/32 (also available in 1/48 and 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 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 1/32 for its quality production and presentation.

Reviewed by Graham Carter


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FirstLook

 

This is a new company to me but judging by the quality of the product they have a great future. They hail from Poland and produce a range of interesting decals in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 and are worth looking at 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.

 

 

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. 

 

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The three aeroplanes covered on this sheet are:

  • Bf109 E-7 ‘white 2’ of Lt. Heinrich Ehler of 4/JG 5 in Finland, April 1942, standard scheme but heavily mottled fuselage and yellow nose,

  • Bf109 F-4 trop, War 10266, of Maj. Gordon Gollob, Commodore of JG 77, Crimea early June , 1942 in sandgelb over blue with yellow tail band and lower nose panel and dark green squiggle overall, and

  • Bf109 G-6 of Oblt. Robert Weis , Kapitan of 10/JG54 on the northern sector of Eastern Front, Russia in January 1944 in standard scheme with yellow lower nose, tail band and lower rudder with temporary white patches daubed over the upper surfaces.

 

 

Conclusion

 

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 1/32 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 11 August, 2021
Last Updated 13 August, 2021

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