Empire City Decals 1/35 Eastern Front Juggernaut! Decal First Look
|Date of Review||November 2010||Manufacturer||Empire City Decals|
|Subject||Eastern Front Juggernaut!||Scale||1/35|
|Set Number||3503||Pros||Markings for 21 different combat vehicles|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Novice|
Empire City Decals has released their first sheet aimed at the 1/35 scale armor market and it covers the ever-popular T-34 tank. The sheet provides markings for 21 different late World War II combat vehicles in service with Soviet, Czech, and Polish forces in the western drive toward Berlin. The sheet covers the following subjects:
- Cannonless Hetzer, 'Death to the Occupants', CSR, 1945
- Modified Hetzer, 'Death to the German Enemies', CSR, 1945
- Panther Ausf.G, 'Hit the Enemy with his Own Weapons!', 1st Tadeusz Kozckuszko Infantry Div, 1945
- T-34/85, White 14, 5 Armor Corps, Baltic Region, 1944
- T-34/85, White 31, 1 Czech Armor Bde, Ostrava, 1945
- T-34/85, White 10, 6 Armor Corps, 1945
- T-34/85, White 52, 4 Guards Armor Corps, Dresden, 1945
- T-34/85, White 1001, 1 Bohaterow Westerpatte Armored Bde, 1945
- T-34/85, White 112/Yellow 12, 2 Guards Tank Army, Germany, 1945
- T-34/85, White 52-3-12, 5th Guards Tank Corps, Bohemia, 1945
- ISU-152, White 45, 374 Guards Heavy Arty Regt, Poland, 1944
- ISU-152, White 25, unidentified Regt, Latvia, 1944
- ISU-152, 'For Our Victory', 333 Guards Heavy Arty Regt, Latvia, 1944
- ISU-152, Yellow 175, 5 Guards Tank Army, East Prussia, 1945
- Su-85, 'Captain Otakar Jaros', 1 Indep Czech Armor Bde, Poland, 1945
- Su-85, 'White 843, 1047 SP Arty Regt, Baltic Front, 1944
- IS-2, 'A. Nevesky', 95 Indep Guards Heavy Tank Regt, Poland, 1945
- IS-2, White 63, 42 Indep Guards Heavy Tank Regt, Moravia, 1945
- T-34/85, White 63, 6 Guards Tank Army, Austria, 1945
- IS-2, White 222, 4 Guards Tank Army, 1944
- ISU-122, White 3338, 334 Guards Heavy Arty Regt, Berlin, 1945
These decals are printed sharp, clear, and in perfect register. The variety of subjects and paint schemes will make any Eastern Front battle fan want to build several subjects from this sheet.
These will provide some interesting subjects for a variety of kits, though you'll need to dig out the references to replicate the full camouflage patterns partially depicted in the color profiles.
For more information about this set and the other releases from Empire City Decals, visit their website at http://www.empirecitydecals.com.
My sincere thanks to Empire City Decals for this review sample!