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Messerschmitt Bf.109G-6 Gustavs over The Balkans (ED48001)

1:72 and 1:48 Exito Decals

 

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Polish company Exito are new to us, and have launched their brand from their website where they also sell general modelling "stuff" such as kits, tools, books and so forth.  They have sent us their first issues in both scales, which arrive in a slightly larger than A4 releasable foil bag that is stiffened by a large piece of card, a sheet of paper front and rear, with the decals hiding in the back, and a set of side profiles on the front advertising what's inside.  Inside are the decals of course, plus a page devoted to each option, which is printed on heavy glossy stock on both sides, with three-view profiles, a photo of the aircraft in question, and other information that may be of use to the modeller.

 

Decals are by Cartograf, which is a guarantee of good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas.  There are sufficient national decals on the sheet to model each of the three options, with a dotted line encompassing each option, plus another annexing the corner that allows the vendor to cut off the the Swastikas, which are also included in two parts on the body of the sheet to comply with local regulations regarding this contentious symbol.  From the sheet you can decal one of the following:

 

  • Bf.109G-6 White 12, flown by Uffz. Anton Riemer of 7./JG77 Mizil, Romania , January 1944
  • Bf.109G-6 Black 5, 2./JG53, Borovo, Croatia, May 1944
  • Bf.109G-6 W.Nr.166133 flown by Capt. Constantin "Bâzu" Cantacuzino, San Giovanni near Foggia, Italy 27th Aug 1944

 

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The most attractive option to this modeller is the stars and bars equipped aircraft that was crewed by an Romanian Prince desperate not to be shot down by his Allies over Italy late in the war when the Luftwaffe were a spent force, and Allied pilots were probably desperate for a kill.

 

Conclusion

What a professional and attractive package this makes.  As well as some cracking decals, you get profiles of all the options that are of such high quality that they could be framed or incorporated in the display of your finished model.  We expect great things of Exito if this is their first issue.

 

Very highly recommended.

1:72 Scale ED72001
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1:48 Scale ED48001

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On 24/01/2019 at 09:54, kpc7676 said:

Superb product only let down by the plastic folder thing they come in... near impossible to get the decals back in without considerable swearing and angst.

If you curve the contents slightly as you offer them up to the opening of the envelope, you'll find it's easier to put back in :) I think the reason they're usually tight is probably to stop the stuff from rattling about in a loose envelope and getting damaged.  I'd rather they were a bit fiddly to get back in than bent up when I got them :yes:

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On ‎1‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 7:13 PM, caughtinthemiddle said:

Cantacuzino (the pilot of the third aircraft) was a Romanian prince, who flew to Italy with a diplomatic mission. ;)
Thanks for the review.

 

Hello Dear

Did'nt he fly some record flights on DH aircrafts before the outbreak of WW II ??

Or my memory is fading away ?? Aloîus Where are you ???

Sincerely.

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