Exito Decals 1/48 Wulf Pack Volume 1 Decal First Look
|Date of Review||November 2018||Manufacturer||Exito Decals|
|Subject||Wulf Pack Volume 1||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48002||Pros||Excellent instructions!|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Exito Hobbies is an online hobby store based in Poland that very recently began to produce their own line of decals. This is the first release, covering three Fw 190A examples. The decals are printed by Cartograf, but these instructions are outstanding. Each subject is covered on two-sides of a heavy stock page with beautiful color profiles providing three full views plus scrap views of the undersides showing the camouflage patterns as well as the decal placements. A period photo is also included on each page for documentation.
The subjects include:
- Fw 190A-3, Yellow 7, 6./JG 1, Woensdrecht AB, 1942
- Fw 190A-4, SK+OU, I//SG 101, France, 1943, 'Bu-Hu'
- Fw 190A-5, Yellow 5, 3./JG 26, Dno AB, 1943
The decals provide complete swastikas for customers outside of the EU and partials for the rest of them. The set also provides national markings and distinctive markings for each aircraft. What isn't on the sheet are airframe stencils or walkways which are available elsewhere in the aftermarket or in most kits.
These instructions are extremely well done and even include RLM identification of the camouflage with GSI (Gunze) and AK Interactive color equivalents. If you have the old Monogram Luftwaffe color and markings notebook, I'd put the decals in a safe place and add these instruction sheets into the notebook as they are worth keeping!
My sincere thanks to Exito for this review sample!