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Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2007 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48020 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 seven distinctive Nates. This is the first of at least three parts covering this type. This set covers a combination of Ki-27 sub-variants.

Ki-27 Ki-27Ki-27

This decal set provides markings for seven aircraft:

  • Ki-27 Type 97 (Otsu), 246th Sentai Commander, as flown by Maj Miyamoto
  • Ki-27 Type 97 (Otsu), 4th Sentai Commander, as flown by Lt.Col. Hayashi
  • Ki-27 Type 97 (Otsu), 246th Sentai, as flown by Cpl Kajinami
  • Ki-27 Type 97 (Kou), 64th Sentai, as flown by Lt. Sakai
  • Ki-27 Type 97 (Otsu), 59th Sentai, as flown by MSgt Takahashi
  • Ki-27 Type 97 (Otsu), 77th Sentai
  • Ki-27 Type 97 (Otsu), Acft #7, Manchurian AF

These decals are beautifully printed and provide some very colorful and distictive marking options for the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-27 Nate kit.

You can purchase these decals directly from Lifelike Decals. My sincere thanks to Lifelike Decals for this sample!