Bison Decals
Sherman Firefly Ic, Vc
WW2 British Shermans Pt.2
1/35th Decal Sheet BD-35011
Review by Peter Brown

Bison Decals

Printed to a high standard for Bison by Microscale Industries, this sheet offers complete decals for six different Sherman variants used by British forces in North West Europe. Most of the of items are on their own individual section backing film so saving the need to cut them out, though a few small details are on a small separate offcuts which do need be cut out. All items have a glossy finish so will need a top coat of matt varnish.

Full markings for each subject vehicle are included, with unit and tactical signs, serials, names, bridge class marks and white stars as appropriate. Line drawings show where the markings go with numbers cross-referenced to a layout sheet. Colour notes are given, as well as a list of the sources used so modellers can check photos of the original vehicles for details of stowage etc.

All six subjects are for tanks in NW Europe 1944-45 -

Source vehicles would be one of the Dragon Vc kits 6031, 6121 or 6182 or even the basic M4A4 kits 6035 or 6041 converted to 17pdr, or the older deleted Ic 9037 or some combination of plastic kit and/or aftermarket items.

More good markings for Fireflies tanks in the European campaign. Individual items items could be adapted for other vehicles with additional research. Well produced and presented, these are a welcome addition to the British tank enthusiast.

Bison Decals

Highly recommended.

See the Bison Decals website for full details of this and coming decal sheets.
Thanks to Johan from Bison Decals for the review samples.

Page 18 December 2004

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