Tigers in Tunisia Decals
(A Division of the VLS Corporation)
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|Catalogue No. and
||Item TX 0078
USD$8.95 from VLS
|Contents and Media:
||1 x decal sheet (210mm x 95mm)
||Good selection of options supplied for
Tunisian early Tigers; includes several style of balkenkreuz and smaller
markings; authentic "carefully hand-painted" look; thin carrier film; perfect
||No instructions - reference
will be helpful.
Reviewed by Brett Green
Decals for model aircraft continue to be released at an ever-increasing
rate, but alternate markings for 1/35 scale military vehicles are
still comparatively rare.
Trakz has produced a new decal sheet that will be helpful for anyone
building Tamiya or Academy's 1/35 scale Tiger I (early) kits. It
provides options for 6 specific vehicles, plus 2 sets of digits
4,7,3,1,8,2 and 3 in Red with thin white outline. Specific vehicle
markings include Tiger 712 in large red and white digits; 142 and 112 in
small white digits; and 142, 132 and 141 in large white outline style.
The markings convey the impression of carefully hand-painted digits, with
subtle variations and irregularities. They do look great.
These vehicles were painted in German Sand-Olive prior to their dispatch
to Tunisia, but were later repainted (probably in captured Olive Drab) to
suit the greener terrain. Note that the white-outline digits of S.Pz.Abt
501 were painted around - the interior of the digits remained the
Sufficient national markings are provided for four vehicles. The unusual
proportions of the crosses are correctly depicted in these decals.
Carrier film is extremely thin, and my sample was in perfect register - an
important feature for the narrowly outlined red digits in some options.
Instructions are not supplied, but references on these Tunisian Tigers
is readily available.
VLS Creations for the review sample
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