Bison Decals
PzKpfw. IV Ausf.J
1:48th Decal Sheet BD-48002
Review by Terry Ashley

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This the second 1:48 release from Bison Decals is designed for the Tamiya Panzer IV Ausf.J (kit #32518) with this sheet having markings for eleven Ausf.Js and one Ausf. H from the Eastern and Western fronts and Finland. Three of the vehicles are fitted with solid plate Schürzen (found in Voyager Models set VPE48012) and one with THOMA mesh Schürzen (found in Hauler set HLX48073) plus others with zimmerit applied (also in Voyager Models set VPE48012).

The quality of the printing has good colour register and thin carrier film although not quite as thin as previous sheets printed by Microscale but cropped close to the edge of the printed image for easy application and should adhere well with a bit of decal setting solution.

The sheets includes the Divisional markings, Unit insignia and Tactical markings for the featured vehicles with additional balkenkreuz applicable to the various vehicles plus two A4 sized instruction sheets with three view black and white drawings of the vehicles showing the location of the various decals as well as a list of useful reference books. The side view illustrations are larger than on previous sheets to better show the decal locations.

The images below and also available on the Bison Decals web site illustrate the markings included on the sheets as well as serving as additional painting guides.

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Highly recommended.

See the Bison Decals website for full details of this and coming decal sheets.
Thanks to Johan from Bison Decals for the review samples.

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