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Afrika 'Dual Combo'

Scale: 1/48th
Manufacturer: Eduard
Ref No: 11116
Material: IM, PE, R
UK Distributor: Hannants
UK Price: £58.70

Kit Review
This is a limited edition kit that combines the new-tooled F-4 and G-2 kits, both of which were first released in 2016.

In the box you will find the single clear and four (or five) dark grey-coloured sprues for the F-4 and G-2 versions along with a fret of pre-painted photo-etched for each and one of standard etched for both, die-cut, self-adhesive masks and four resin components (two styles of intake and sand filter depending on the variant). Construction remains unchanged in both instances, just the fitment of the resin supercharger intake and sand filter unit if required for the scheme you are building.
For more details, view the instructions as a PDF here.

The kit offers twelve decal options: 
• F-4/Trop, 'Yellow 14', W/Nr.10137, flown by Oblt. Hans-Joachim Marseille, CO of 3./JG 27, Ain-el-Gazala, Libya, June 1942









• F-4/Trop, 'Yellow 14', W/Nr.8673, flown by Hptm. Hans-Joachim Marseille, CO of 3./JG 27, Quotaifiya, Egypt, September 1942









• F-4/Trop, 'Black <<', flown by Hptm. Eduard Neumann, CO of I./JG 27, Martuba, Libya, December 1941









• F-4/Trop, 'Red 11', W/Nr.10154, flown by Lt. Friedrich Körner, 2./JG 27, Ain-el-Gazala, Libya, June 1942









• F-4/Trop, 'White 12', W/Nr.8438, 4./JG 27, El Gazala, Libya, end of 1941











• F-4/Trop, 'White 8', W/Nr.8596, flown by Ofw. Erwin Sawallisch, 4./JG 27, Quotaifiya, Egypt, August 1942







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• F-4/Trop, 'White 5', flown by Lt. Jürgen Harder, 7./JG 53, Martuba, Libya, June 1942









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• G-2, 'White -5', flown by Fw. Anton Hafner, 4./JG 51, Bizerta, Tunisia, November 1942










​​​​​​​• G-2/R1, 'Yellow 13', W/Nr.10805, flown by Lt. Wilhelm ​​​​​​​Crinius, 3./JG 53, Bizerta, Tunisia, January 1943











• G-2/Trop, 'Black <<', flown by Hptm. Heinrich Bär, CO of I./JG 77, North Africa, 1942 – 1943










• G-2/Trop, 'Black 3', 2./JG 77, North Africa, autumn 1942










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• G-2/Trop, 'White 3', W/Nr.10533, flown by Uffz. Horst Schlick, 1./JG 77, Bir-el-Abd, Egypt, November 1942









​​​​​​​All colours are identified throughout via Gunze-Sangyo Mr Aqueous Color or Mr Color ranges.
The decal sheet is printed by Cartograf and has excellent colour and register. As usual the swastikas are split in two on the main sheet but complete in the top right-hand corner, so these latter items can be removed by the importer into those countries that ban the Nazi symbol. The main sheet also contains two sets of airframe stencils.

Conclusion
Both of these kits are excellent and the combination of them to depict those aircraft operated during the North Africa campaign will delight those of you who build and/or collect to a theme. Highly recommended to all Luftwaffe modellers and our thanks to Eduard (www.eduard.com) for the review sample, UK modellers can obtain an example from Hannants here.