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AeroMaster decal sheet
48-678 Best Selling Stukas! Part II
|Contents and Media:
||Double-sided full colour
letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal
from Aeromaster Website
stencil data supplied, sharp clear printing, good variety of
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
scale Best Selling Stukas Pt.II is available online
This is Part II of AeroMaster’s re-release of the previous Stuka
theme. As with Part I, there are two Luftwaffe subjects but this
time the third option is Rumanian.
Suggested kits for the sheet are the Monogram, Revell and
Hasegawa issues of the Ju87D but it should be noted that some
modification would be needed for the “foreign” example.
three options that greet the modeller are:
- Ju87D-3 “T6+BM” of 4/SG 2, Russia
Finished in the traditional scheme of RLM 70/71 over RLM 65
under surfaces, this aircraft is brightened by the application
of the yellow theatre markings. Additional highlights are the
white spinner tip, stripe on the rudder, red code letter, and
the name “Brunhilde” on the cowling. The 4/SG 2 badge is
situated just forward of the canopy and further codes are found
on the spats.
- Ju87 D-3 “S2+LT”, 9/StG 77, Wschodni Front, Russia
A weathered “snow camouflage” scheme isn’t easy to do but can
look spectacular when done right. An opportunity is possible
with this aircraft from 9/StG 77. It is portrayed as having the
usual yellow Eastern Front theatre markings, white and yellow
spinner, and the Unit badge just forward of the canopy. This
would be an early D-3 machine as latter production models had
their sirens removed.
- Ju87D-8, 861, 3/6 Dive Bomber Group, Royal Romanian Air
For those that want a break from the Luftwaffe subjects,
AeroMaster have provided this Romanian example. It had the
markings of its former operator painted over (which the
manufacturer supply) and those of its new “owner” instigated.
“Hai noroc!” is boldly painted on the cowling in white paint and
along with the new national markings makes a colourful alternate
to the markings we usually see on Stukas.
RLM 70/71/65 is again the standard scheme used and the thin
spiral on the spinner is supplied as a decal.
A tricoloured stripe appears on top of the rudder with the
aircraft number immediately below it.
The D-8 aircraft were modified D-5 airframes that were to be
used in nocturnal attacks. Thus there were various modifications
made and it will pay to check your subject carefully to see
which ones applied. Some of the changes to consider are exhaust
flame dampers, removal of the dive brakes, flash suppressor for
the MG151/20s, and possibly a D/F loop.
Close inspection of the decal sheet reveals no registration
problems whatsoever. Where there could potentially be a problem
AeroMaster have sensibly printed that coloured image separately. The
modeller merely has to overlay the images and register it to their
A set of stencil data is provided and the lettering was found to be
sharp and clear. Thoughtfully this sheet also includes the non-slip
walk areas on top of the wing.
The instructions make it very clear where everything should go
and this also applies to the stencilling.
Full national markings are included for each aircraft so there need
not be any reason to raid the spares box if more than one option
from this sheet is to be completed.
AeroMaster has made sure that they have catered for a wide
variety of tastes with this release. All three options are colourful
and are sufficiently different to satisfy all but the fussiest
Thanks to Aeromaster Decals for the review sample
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