T-34-76 & T-34-85 in Axis Service "The
1:16th Decal Sheet ELADC1603
Review by Terry Ashley
This latest release from Elite Armor Productions is a large
water slide decal sheet for the Trumpeter 1:16
T-34-76 and -85 kits and has markings for eight captured T-34 "Beutepanzer"
in German markings and a further three in Finnish markings.
The sheet is again quite large being the size of an A4 sheet with the
printing nicely done with good colour register and the carrier
film which has a matt finish is cropped very close to the printed image
to aid in application.
Included are the turret numbers for each vehicle plus some vehicle names
and unit markings plus a large selection of balkenkreuz in various styles
and the Finnish markings.
Also included is a large instruction sheet with colour illustrations of
all eleven vehicles with a colour side view showing the cam scheme with
the colours used shown with RAL numbers plus a few scrap views of the front
and rear for the decal placement there.
Each vehicle is further illustrated with a black and white wartime photo
of the actual vehicle which gives invaluable reference for the finish and
stowage of the vehicle.
The colour instructions are also downloadable in .pdf format from the Backyard
Highly recommended for 1:16 armour fans.
Another well printed and presented decal sheet for anyone with the big Trumpter T-34s
and looking for some interesting and different marking variations.
Subjects covered are -
- 1: PzKpfw 747(r) Model 1941/42 (STZ cast turret)
2.SS-Pz.Division Das Reich, Eastern Front, around 1942/43
- 2: PzKpfw 747(r) Model 1941/42
2.SS-Pz.Division Das Reich, Kursk, 1943
- 3: PzKpfw 747(r) Model 1941/42 (STZ cast turret)
3.SS-Pz.Div. Topenkopf, Eastern Front, September 1942
- 4: PzKpfw 747(r) Model 1943
Unidentified Unit, Eastern Front, around 1943
- 5: PzKpfw 747(r) Model 1944
Unidentified Unit, Furstenwalde area, Spring 1945
- 6: PzKpfw 747(r) Model 1944
Unidentified Unit, Vyskov area, Spring 1945
- 7: PzKpfw 747(r) Model 1944
5.SS-Panzer Division Wiking, Warsaw region 1944
- 8: PzKpfw 747(r) Model 1944
Unidentified Unit, 1944-5
- 9: T-34-76 model 1941
1. Tank Brigade (Finnish) 1944
- 10: T-34-76 model 1943
1. Tank Brigade (Finnish) 1943
- 11:T-34-85 model 1944
1. Tank Brigade (Finnish) Imatri, August-September 1944
Elite Armor Productions are available from Backyard
Armor and thanks to John for the review sheet.
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