Kits-World Decals 1/32 P-47D Thunderbolt Decal First Look
|Date of Review||August 2012||Manufacturer||Kits-World Decals|
|Set Number||132031||Skill Level||Basic|
Kits-World is a very prolific decal company based in the United Kingdom that produces a wide range of nose art subjects in a wide range of scales. They tend to limit their releases to two subjects per release so they can provide more information and good resources for the modeler.
In this release, we have markings for two P-47D Thunderbolts from, the 405th Fighter Group, one of which carried the same ID and nose art on two different tail numbers. The aircraft presented here include:
- P-47D-30-RE, 44-21055, 509 FS/405 FG, G9-E, 'Look! No Hands', as flown by Col. Chester L. Van Etten
- P-47D-30-RE, 42-27210, 509 FS/405 FG, G9-E, 'Look! No Hands', as flown by Col. Chester L. Van Etten (D-Day Stripes)
- P-47D-30-RE, 44-32747, 510 FS/405 FG, 2Z-E, 'Eight Nifties', as flown by Maj. Clyde V. Knisley
Take a look at those decals. These are really nicely printed and the clear decal film is thin so these will work nicely on painted or bare metal surfaces. The instructions provide you with left and right side images for placement of the distinctive markings and these sets assume you will use the national markings and airframe stenciling out of the kit so they can focus their resources on providing some interesting subjects.
You can purchase these decals from a number of online retailers or directly from Kits-World Decals.
My sincere thanks to Kits-World Decals for this review sample!