|Kit #: 72070||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
This set covers four vehicles:
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 tank. This artistic licence is taken very far in this set,
as the drawing for the StuG III Ausf.G is actually an Ausf. F and
the Jagdpanzer IV L/48 is an L/70, for instance. In case of the StuG
this is actually troublesome, as the largest decals need to go on
an additional armored shield for the commander, which is not shown
in the drawings. (See pictures below for more details.)
at the decals themselves, it is immediately clear that they are printed
to a very high resolution, with no pixelation whatsoever; even the
smaller items are still readable (even though you might not even notice
that they are on the sheet). 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.
very peculiar to Braille Strike's recent series of decals is that
the colors are printed first and the white at the end. This means
that you have to flip the multi-color decals over when putting them
on the vehicle.
Matt Reeves recently used these decals and found them to be very thin, conform well, with the white being slightly transparent.
In all, a very nice addition to Braille Strike's ever-growing range, with an undisputed appeal to modelers who want to leave the beaten track.
Review sample kindly provided by Braille Strike.