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Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Focke Wulf Fw 190 Part 2 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2007 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Focke Wulf Fw 190 Part 2 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48019 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 four distinctive Focke Wulfs. These are a combination of Fw 190A/F examples.

Focke Wulf Fw 190 Focke Wulf Fw 190

This decal set provides markings for four aircraft:

  • Fw 190A-4, 9./JG 2, Yellow 4, Vannes AB, France, Feb 1943, as flown by Oblt Siefried Schnell
  • Fw 190F-8, I./SG 4, Yellow 7, Wenden AB, Germany, Sep 1944
  • Fw 190A-4, Commander JG 101, Triple Chevron, Pau AB, France, Summer 1944, as flown by Major Walter Nowotny
  • Fw 190A-3, 2/EJG2. West, Yellow 28, Cazaux AB, France, 1942

The color profiles inside provide top, bottom and side views of the subjects, and these Japanese-made decals are have not been made 'politically correct' as the swastikas are present on the decals and in the profiles. Bravo Lifelike! 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!