Decals for Commonwealth Armour
Reviewed by Brett Green
Ultracast have doubled the size of their decal range with these six releases.
Three of the releases continue the theme of Canadian Shermans as started in the first batch of decals. These three units are all based in Italy during 1943-1945. The Italian theatre markings include six red-white-red rectangular Allied ID patches.
Once again, each small decal sheet covers a single regiment. Three sets of serials plus four pairs of brigade/regimental and squadron markings (squares, circles, triangles and diamonds in one colour per set) are included, as are weight discs (for both standard Sherman and Firefly) and two Allied stars.
Allied modellers will welcome these new decal sheets as they open up new possibibilities for excellent existing kits. In addition to the interesting markings, many Commonwealth vehicles in Italy featured disruptive camouflage.
I was also delighted to see the three new generic sheets.
"Commonwealth Tactical Signs and Numbers Parts 1 and 2" contain 2 sets of four squadron markings (squares, cirlces, triangles and diamonds) plus four sets of tactical numbers in two colours each. Set number 35010 contains Blue and Whte markings, while 35011 contains yellow and red markings. Both sets include descriptions of the squadron and colour coding - nice touch.
Finally, set D35012 comprises twelve stencil-style Allied vehicle stars. They are supplied in three different sizes.
Registration of all my samples was once again perfect, and the colours well saturated.
Another very worthwhile release, expanding Allied Armour modellers' potential subjects. These decals sets are available at Ultracasts ever-growing web-site.
Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review samples.
Review Copyright © 1999 by Brett