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REVIEW
Eduard decals
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008 - 09:39 PM UTC


Something old, something new... Here's a look at a selection of Eduard's WW2 decals.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 12:32 AM UTC
Hi Rowan

nice review! ... stil I think you are mixing up things here:

The old eduard decal line had 3 or 4 products (AFAIK; I have 3 sets) all printed by Propagteam :

48001 French aces of ww2
48002 Russian WW2 aces (P-39N Pokryshkin; La-5FN Popkov; P-39 N Guljyayev; La-7 Sultan Ahmed Khan)
48003 Russian WW2 aces (P-39N Babak and Dolnikov, P-39N Kotshvnikov, La-7 Golovatshov, I-16 t.10 Tsokolayev)

the other line is AviPrint which I am not sure if it is an Eduard company, as they also print for other companies ..

see here for their program: http://aviprint.cz/product.htm

As a side note: I personally prefer the Propagteam decals from the early Eduard kits .. they were/are very thin and hard to handle but they are in register, perfectly! ... while the AviPrint stuff is nicer to use they are always misprinted (my personal experience) ... worst example is the Baranow Special Edition of the Yak-1 -- I have 4 decal sets each containing 3 kill markings for Baranows kite (which needs one left and one right) and there is only one ... ONE ... marking, that is half way useable ... I am very glad Eduard contracted Cratograph for the Hellcat decals.
OTOH they have nice subjects on their sheets (I also have the B-29 hunters and I will probably buy the Nick set too)

best wishes

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 01:39 AM UTC
Hi Steffen

Maybe Eduard have changed the numbering system at some point - my Sheet #48003 is B-29 Hunters (I've just double-checked in case I'd mistyped it for the Review) printed by Aviprint.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 01:45 AM UTC
Hi Rowan

My point is: AviPrint is not Eduard decals (just have a look at the Aviprint site, I understand that you might have gotten the products via Eduard)

greets

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 01:57 AM UTC
Hi again

Ahhh - I see what you mean. Thanks for pointing it out. Yes, Eduard kindly supplied all the samples so I assumed they were all under their banner - just printed by different sub-contactors.

All the best

Rowan