Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf.F1 & F2, 14th Panzer Division, Russia 1942 Decal First Look
|Date of Review||June 2007||Manufacturer||Archer Fine Transfers|
|Subject||Pz.IV Ausf. F1 & F2, 14th Panzer Division, Russia 1942||Scale||1/35|
|Set Number||AR35245||Pros||Provides for correct full markings for specific vehicles or detailed upgrades of the kit markings; conversion directions included where necessary|
|Cons||None noted||Skill Level||Experienced|
|MSRP (USD)||Out of Production|
Wood Vondracek is one of the busiest guys I know but at least he has good people doing his research and assistance. One thing I do recall from the early days of AFT is that Woody would always deliver on his promises; if he got good, useful research information on a subject he would produce the markings. That was much better than anybody else at the time, and today he remains as one of the most quickly reactive and prolific producers of dry and wet transfer markings in the hobby.
This new release recently showed up and once again is typical of AFT's standards. All are crisp, precise, and complete where possible.
The set covers Pzkw. IV F1 and F2 variants in Russia in 1942 and are designed to compliment the recent DML "Smart Kit" release. Designed to go on grey vehicles, the markings are in black, white and yellow and provide for one each F1 and F2 vehicles. Directions are provided inside the packet for modifications to the kit. Research for this set was provided by Jussi Metsala.
Overall these are all great sheets as we have come to expect no less from AFT, and they have not disappointed.
My sincere thanks to Archer Fine Transfers for this review sample.