PzKpfw. IV Ausf.J
1:48th Decal Sheet BD-48002
Review by Terry Ashley
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
(found in Voyager Models set VPE48012)
and one with
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.
Subjects covered are -
- 1: PzKpfw IV Ausf.J - 2 SS-Pz.Div Das Reich, Normandie 1944. (with
- 2: PzKpfw IV Ausf.J - 1 SS-Pz.Div LAH, Normandie 1944. (with
- 3: PzKpfw IV Ausf.J - 12 Pz.Div. Ost-Front, 1944-45. (with
- 4: PzKpfw IV Ausf.J with THOMA Schürzen Unit unknown.
- 5: PzKpfw IV Ausf.J - Pz-Reg 6. 3 Pz.Div. East-Front, Summer,
- 6. PzKpfw IV Ausf.J - 4. Company, Armoured Brigade,
Oulo Finland, September 1944. (with
- 7. PzKpfw IV Ausf.J - Pz.Reg 15, 11 Pz.Div. Ables
France, August 1944. (with
- 8. Pz.Befehlswagen IV Ausf.J - 111. Panzer Brigade,
France, 1944. (with
- 9: PzKpfw IV Ausf.H - 12 SS-Pz.Div. Hitlerjugend, Normandy,
- 10: PzKpfw IV Ausf.J - 10. SS-Pz.Div. Frundsberg, Normandy
- 11: PzKpfw IV Ausf.J (or late H) - Pz Reg 130, Pz Lehr
Div. Normandy, July 1944.
- 12: PzKpfw IV Ausf.J - Unknown unit, East-Front
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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