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LPS Hobby

LPS Hobby 1/72 Republic P-47D 8th Air Force Thunderbolts Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2012 Manufacturer LPS Hobby
Subject P-47D Thunderbolt Scale 1/72
Set Number 72005 Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $15.00    

First Look

LPS Hobby from Brazil has returned with some new decals targeted for the 1/72nd scale modeler. In this release, they've produced markings for three Eighth Air Force Thunderbolts designed for the Tamiya kit. The subjects include:

Bf 110E Bf 110E
  • P-47D-5-RE, 42-8545, 369 FS/359 FG, IV-L, East Wretham, England, 1945
  • P-47D-15-RE, 42-75855, 5 Emergency Rescue Squadron, 5F-A, Boxted, England, 1944
  • P-47D-25-RE, 42-26635, 82 FS/78 FG, MX-E, Duxford, England, 1944

The decals are printed by Microscale and feature single-layer markings, and a nice set of airframe maintenance stencils. According to the instructions, some of these aircraft are featured in the Airfix kit, but the maintenance stencils and some of the markings needed correction, plus the ease of use of the Microscale decals make this set very worthwhile indeed.

My sincere thanks to LPS Hobby for this review sample!

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