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Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Nakajima Ki-44 Part 3 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2011 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Nakajima Ki-44 Part 3 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48038 Skill Level Basic

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have four distinctive Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo) examples designed for the 1/48 Hasegawa kits. As usual, these decals are nicely printed and very colorful in their subject selections. This decal set provides markings for four aircraft:

Ki-44 Ki-44

  • Ki-44-II Hei, 1 Chutai/23 Sentai, 1944, as flown by WO Kazuki Kobayashi
  • Ki-44-II Kou, 2 Chutai/85 Sentai, 1944
  • Ki-44-II Hei, 85 Sentai, 1944, as flown by Major Togo Saito
  • Ki-44-II Hei, 70 Sentai, 1945, as flown by Major Atsuyuki Sakado

As you can see in the decal images, 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!