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FCM Decalss

FCM Decals 1/32 P-47D Thunderbolt Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2012 Manufacturer FCM Decals
Subject P-47D Thunderbolt Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32006 Pros Nice variety of markings for the Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt
Cons Color profiles mixed Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $14.00

First Look

FCM Decals has reissued their 1/32 P-47D Thunderbolt decal set with some updates and a few new subjects included in this release. This set covers four wartime Brazilian AF examples, two post-war examples, and two Royal New Zealand AF examples. The aircraft covered in this set include:

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  • P-47D, 42-26450, 1°/9° G.Av., Italy, 1945
  • P-47D, 42-29265, 1°/9° G.Av., Italy, 1945
  • P-47D, 44-21093, 1°/9° G.Av., Italy, 1945
  • P-47D, 42-0854, 1°/4° G.Av., Italy, 1945
  • P-47D, #4160, 1°/1° G.Av., Brazil, 1949
  • P-47D, #4138, 1°/4° G.Av., Brazil, 1957
  • P-47D, KJ-194, 134 Sqn, GQ-N, RNZAF, 1944
  • P-47D, KL-849, 261 Sqn, FJ-G, RNZAF, 1945

The printing of the FCM Decals line is sharp and clear, and printed by Microscale in this reissue. The color profiles are a bit scrambled in this update as top and side profiles are mixed up in the pages so you'll have to note the subject number from page one to find the relevant top and bottom profiles on the subsequent pages. In addition, there is a ninth subject, F-47 #4139 provided on the decal sheet but not mentioned in the instructions.

This set is designed to work with the Hasegawa 1/32 P-47D but will work with any of the available 1/32 P-47D bubbletop Thunderbolt kits. If you want a nice alternative to the stock decal subjects, here's a great choice!

For a list of retailers that carry the FCM Decal series, look here.

Thanks to FCM Decal for this review sample.