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DECAL SHEET REVIEW


Exito Decals Luftwaffe Ground Attackers Vol. 1
Ju 87D-3, Hs 129, Fw 190F-8 -- 1:48 Scale



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Exito Decals is one of our favorite new aftermarket decal manufacturers.  We recently received samples of their two latest decal sheets.  Here, we take a look at the fourth sheet by Exito:  Luftwaffe Ground Attackers Volume 1.  

The Luftwaffe wreaked havoc upon Europe in the air and against countless ground targets during World War II.  Aircraft such as the Ju 87, Hs 129, and Fw 190 excelled in the various air-to-ground roles, and this new sheet by Exito covers three interesting and rare schemes:  

The decals arrived after traveling for about a week from Krakow.  They were expertly packed in a reinforced rigid mailer and suffered no damage over the course of their overseas voyage.  The decals for all three airplanes come on a single, medium-sized decal sheet.  The decal design is outstanding in all respects.  The decals were printed by Cartograf, and as usual, are technically impeccable.  Colors are solid, everything is in perfect register, and carrier film is thin and restrained.

The markings for the Stuka feature the name Hundesohn (‘Son of a bitch’) and the Fw 190F-8 was flown by the famous ace Maj. Nordmann (awarded with the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords).  These markings have never been reproduced in decal form before.  The Hs 129 is also quite underserved in the aftermarket decal world, and this set contains a bonus set of stencils for the Hs 129 which are either mostly missing or are incorrectly depicted in the decals supplied with the Hasegawa and Italeri kits.

The instruction for each markings option is printed on full-color, semi-gloss, and thick paper.  The printing here is equally awesome and includes a useful color reference photo of the Hundesohn.  Color callouts are for AK Interactive and Mr. Hobby paints. 

Of particular note - on the other side of the markings guide for each plane are beautifully rendered profile views of each aircraft, expertly rendered by Janusz Światłoń.  These are literally ready for framing.  It’s not often that aftermarket decals come with such appealing and well-rendered art.

This sheet is excellent, and Exito Decals is to be commended once again.  Many thanks for Dariusz Światłoń and everyone at Exito Decals for the review sample.  You can visit Exito Decals on the web at www.exito.site, email them at hq@exito.site, and find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ExitoDecals/ .  Of interest to fans of 1:72 scale, this set is also available in that scale, too.  Check out Exito’s website for more info. 

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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