Decalomaniacs! Brasilian AFVs (Revised)
by Frank De Sisto
Waterslide decals in 1/35th-scale. Price: $8.00 USD, plus shipping.
Modelers are always on the lookout for something different, be it in
the subject they plan to build or the way in they choose to mark it. Decalcomaniacs!
has made it their personal obsession to research and produce markings
that are “off the beaten path”. Their revised sheet for Brazilian
(that’s the English spelling, folks) AFVs is a typical example of
Markings are included for a total of seven US-supplied tanks and armored
cars, as well as a French Renault FT-17. These include an M3 medium tank,
an M3A1 light tank, an M3A1 scout car, an M4A1 medium tank, two M8 armored
cars (one serving in Italy in 1944) and one M41 light tank. The odd man
out is a Renault FT17, which has markings for a vehicle in service in
the 1920s. Except where noted, all vehicles are depicted in service from
the post-WW2 era, through the mid-1970s. All except the FT-17 (described
as being painted “dark olive green”) are in standard US OD
paint. The markings themselves consist of a segmented circle surrounding
five stars, and vehicle serial numbers, all in white. The M8 stationed
in Italy has a white “Viva Brasil/ Vila Jaguara” logo on its
side, while the post-war M41 carries a small red/white unit flash on its
The decals are crisply printed and are in separate numbered boxes on
the sheet so they are easily matched up with the instructions. The clear
backing covers the entire sheet, so the markings must be carefully cut
and trimmed before dipping in water. The instructions consist of either
drawings or photographs of the subject vehicles with clear placement information.
References are also given, including available Osprey books and a related
web site. All of this comes in a re-sealable Ziploc bag for care-free
long-term storage. So, Decalcomaniacs! presents quite a complete package.
If you like “weird”, check this one out.
All white items on the decal sheets are shown in black for clarity.
Decalcomaniacs! products are available direct from the manufacturer in
care of: Georg Eyerman, 315 South Avenue, Garwood, NJ, 07027, USA. Web