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Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Albatros D.III/V Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2012 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Albatros D.III/V Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48039 Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) TBA    

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have four distinctive Albatros D.V examples designed for the 1/48 Eduard kits. As usual, these decals are nicely printed and very colorful in their subject selections. This decal set provides markings for four aircraft:

Albatros Albatros Albatros
  • Albatros D.V, serial unk, Jasta 5, Bolstrancourt, late 1917, as flown by Lt.d.R. Wolf
  • Albatros D.V, serial unk, Jasta 37, Wynghene, autumn 1917, as flown by Lt.d.R. Udet
  • Albatros D.V, 4408/17, Jasta 17, Rethauil Ferme, Dec 1917, as flown by Vfw. Georg Strassar
  • Albatros D.V, serial unk, Jasta 5, Bolstrancourt, March 1918, as flown by Lt. Wilhelm Guerka

As you can see in the decal images, this set comes complete with a full set of national markings, distinctive unit markings, and even wood laminate layer colors for your propeller. The instructions not only provide a great reference for the different camouflage patterns used (these patterns are not included in this set), but also a tutorial on the shapes and construction of the different propellers used on the Albatros whether powered by the Mercedes D.III, BMW D.IIIa, or Oberursel UR.II.

You can purchase these decals directly from Lifelike Decals. My sincere thanks to Lifelike Decals for this review sample!

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