Bison Decals
PzKpfw IV in Afrika

1:35th Decal Sheet BD-35028
Review by Terry Ashley

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This release from Bison Decals continues the series on the Panzer IV with markings for eight vehicles from the Afrika Korps covering the Ausf.D/E/F/F2 and G.

The decals are printing in the UK by Colour Slide with good colour register and reasonably thin carrier film cropped close to the edge of the printed image although not as thin as the previous sheets printed by Microscale but should still adhere well with a bit of decal setting solution.

The sheets includes the Divisional markings, Unit insignia and Tactical markings for the featured vehicles as well as different styles of balkenkreuz applicable to the various vehicles. All the vehicles are finished in overall Desert Yellow but the markings add a bit of colour to the plain schemes.

The instruction sheet has one full sized A4 sheet and an A5 sheet with three view black and white drawings of the vehicles showing the location of the various decals as well as a few scrap views where needed to show other markings as well as a list useful reference books. There is also a B&W reproduction of the decal sheet with all items numbered to help identify the markings shown in the diagrams and there shouldn't be any problems in locating the correct decal.

The markings on this sheet can be used on any of the applicable kits from Dragon (Ausf.D/E), Italeri (Ausf.F/F2/G), Tamiya (Ausf.D/G with conversion) or Tristar (Ausf.D) some with an appropriate conversion/update set.

The images below and also available on the Bison Decals web site illustrate the markings included on the sheets as well as serving as additional painting guides.

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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.

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