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Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 5 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2006 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 5 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48014 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. All three of these subjects are from the famed 354 Fighter Group.

P-47D P-47DP-47D

This decal set provides markings for three aircraft:

  • P-47D-30-RA, 44-20514, 355 FS/354 FG, GQ-U, Dec 1944, 'Wee Speck'
  • P-47D-30-RA, 44-20490, 356 FS/354 FG, AJ-K, Dec 1944, 'The Mad Pole'
  • P-47D-28-RA, 42-29180, 353 FS/354 FG, FT-J, Dec 1944, 'Polly'

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!