Panther Ausf A Late Production Zimmerit Decals (x4)
Meng, 1/35 scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
F i r s t L o o k
Meng has also released four separate decal sheets with different Zimmerit patterns for their 1:35 scale Panther Ausf. A kit.
The decals are each printed onto one large sheet with the patterns in relief. Please note that you do not have to cut these out of the sheet – each decal is an individual decal with virtually no decal film surrounding the raised zimmerit. Very clever.
Individual decals are supplied for all the various nooks and crannies, including the lower hull, mantlets and tricky areas on the rear armour plate.
The pattern looks nicely raised on the sheet and should be quite visible on the model after painting. A subtle wash and dry brush will help further emphasise the Zimmerit pattern.
I recommend that you should apply a primer coat plus gloss coat as a base for the Zimmerit decals.
C o n c l u s i o n
This is without doubt the easiest way to apply Zimmerit to your Meng 1:35 scale Panther, and the choice of four patterns means that Meng has most of the common variations covered.
Thanks to Meng for the sample
Text and Images by Brett Green