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South American Tanks and AFVs

AK Interactive 1/35 South American Tanks and AFVs Decal Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2015 Manufacturer AK Interactive
Subject South American Tanks and AFVs Scale 1/35
Set Number AK809 Pros Lots of options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (Euro) 6,50€

First Look

AK Interactive is well-known for their growing array of weathering and finishing products for scale modelers. They've also expanded into paints as well, but did you know that they also produce decals? Here is a nice set that takes provides nice camouflage and marking options for your next tank project.

South American Tanks and AFVs South American Tanks and AFVs

This set features 10 different tanks in Latin American service, the majority of which represent armor from the Chilean Army. This set provide markings for:

  • M50/60 Super Sherman, Ejercito de Chile
  • M51 Super Sherman, Ejercito de Chile
  • A34 Comet Mk.IB, Ejercito de Cuba Rebelde
  • Firefly Mk.Vc, Ejercito de Paraquayo
  • M4A1E9 Sherman, Ejercito de Chile
  • M41 Walker Bulldog, Ejercito de Chile
  • M24 Chaffee, Ejercito de Chile
  • M4A3E8, Ejercito de Cuba Rebelde

You can see in the color profile that this set provides some interesting alternatives to the standard olive drab (or bronze green) usually found on these tanks. The Chilean desert camouflage provides some interesting tan/brown and tan/green camouflage patterns. If you're looking for an eye-catching subject to stand out on the contest table, this is where you want to start.

For more information about this set and the other releases from AK Interactive Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to AK Interactive Decals for this review sample!