The sheets are printed by Mircoscale in the US so the quality is excellent with spot on colour register and very thin carrier film cropped close to the edge of the printed image and should go on the models very well using the proven Micro Set/Sol decal system.
This sheet has markings for 15 models: 5 x T-55A JNA/Serbia, T-55A Macedonia, T-55/M-18 Hellcat Hybrid Armija BiH, 2 x T-55A TO Slovenia, ZSU-57-2 SV Slovenia, M-55S1 SV Slovenia, Type-59 Albania, T-55A Romania, T-55AM Romania and T-55A Croatia.
While the sheet is labeled T-55 there are a couple of rings-ins like a ZSU-57-2 and Type-59 as well as a T-55 with M-18 Hellcat turret for some good variety.
Also included is an A4 instruction sheet with small diagrams of each vehicle showing the basic cam scheme and placement of the decals, additional information on the modifications done to the vehicle and painting guide is included but due to the number of vehicles on each sheet the images and printing is quite small and a good light will help in reading these.
Good references will be helpful and the instructions include some good sources such as Concord #2010 "The Balkans at War", #4009 "The Balkans on fire" and Histoire & Collections "War in the Balkans" plus a few web site URLs with useful images.
Also included is negative image of the decal sheet with the markings called out by number eg. 6A to make it easy to identify and match to the numbers on the the illustrations.
Overall an excellent decal sheet with well printed colourful markings and plenty of choices as well as unusual subjects that should see you using more than one marking option on the sheet.Highly recommended for Modern Armour fans.
See the Bison
Decals website for full details of this and coming decal sheets.
Thanks to Johan from Bison Decals for the review samples.
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