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Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 2 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2005 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 2 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48009 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 is my favorite among the Lifelike P-47 series so far with the nicest rendering of Tarheel Hal in decal form. The blue star fields are logically designed to go together with a minimum of trouble. The color schemes on the other two Thunderbolts are just as nice!

P-47D P-47DP-47D

This decal set provides markings for three aircraft:

  • P-47D-30-RA, 44-33240, 366 FS/358 FG, IA-N, May 1945, 'Tarheel Hal'
  • P-47D-5-RE, 42-8434, 354 FS/355 FG, WR-U, Early 1944, 'Lil Lo'
  • P-47D-30-RE, 44-20392, 511 FS/405 FG, K4-S, May 1945

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!