Brigade Piron (2)
|Kit #: 72042||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
This set covers the following vehicles, belonging to the First Belgian Independent Brigade, also known as Brigade Piron, while in Belgium in 1944:
Modelers should be aware that the drawings used in the instructions are only meant as a help for placing the decals, and not for the specific features of the vehicles. The instructions only give a reference for "CORSAIRE", however, which might be hard to find (Armored Car, Issue N°17, May 1993). A good additional source might be "Les moutons noirs de Piron" (Hugues Wenkin, Weyrich)
at the decals themselves, it is immediately clear that they are printed
to a very high resolution, with no visible trace of pixelation; even
the smaller items are still readable. The only thing that gives them
away as not being printed by the big decal companies is that they
are printed on continuous film. Being laserjet printed, it is also
wise to protect them before weathering starts on the model.
According to our erstwhile editor Marc Mercier, who knows a thing or two about the recce vehicles used by the Belgian Army, the decals appear accurate, based on the available information. Note that the Staghound had a fake gun, which looked a bit different from the real gun.
Scale continues to expand its series of well-printed decals, with
a new addition that will certainly appeal to my fellow countrymen.
Review sample kindly provided by Braille Strike.