Lifelike Decals 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 1 Decal First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||August 2005||Manufacturer||Lifelike Decals|
|Subject||Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 1||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48008||Skill Level||Basic|
Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have three distinctive P-47 Thunderbolts that will definitely compliment either the Hasegawa or Tamiya 1/48 P-47 kits. This set includes the rather interesting 'Kokomo' flown by Major General William Kepner.
This decal set provides markings for three aircraft:
- P-47D-25-RE, 42-26637, VM-P, Commander VIII FC, as flown by Maj Gen William Kepner, Aug 1944, 'Kokomo'
- P-47D-10-RE, 42-75207, 62 FS/56 FG, LM-C, March 1944, 'Boche Buster'
- P-47D-27-RE, 42-27260, 345 FS/350 FG, 5D3, early 1945, 'Flak Happy'
As you can see in the decal image, this set comes complete with a full set of national markings, distinctive unit markings, and a wealth of maintenance stencils. If you're looking for a colorful alternative that isn't from the mainstream Superscale/Eagle Strike/Aeromaster line-up, here is a nice way to be different!
You can purchase these decals directly from Lifelike Decals. My sincere thanks to Lifelike Decals for this review sample!