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Lifelike Decals

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
MSRP (USD) $16.50

First Look

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.

P-47D P-47DP-47D

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!