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Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Nakajima Ki-43 Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2012 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Nakajima Ki-43 Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48041 Pros Five distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Basic

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have five distinctive Ki-43 examples designed for the 1/48 Hasegawa or Arii kits. As usual, these decals are nicely printed and very colorful in their subject selections. This decal set provides markings for five aircraft:

Ki-43 Ki-43

  • Ki-43-I, 1st Sentai, Hanoi AB, Indochina, 1942, as flown by Major K. Takeda
  • Ki-43-II Otsu, 23rd Sentai, Inba AB, China, 1945
  • Ki-43-I, 50th Sentai, Toungoo South AB, Burma, 1943, as flown by Major T. Ishikawa
  • Ki-43-I, 50th Sentai, Toungoo South AB, Burma, 1943, as flown by Sgt. S. Anabuki
  • Ki-43-II Kou, 54th Sentai, Kitanodai AB, Japan, 1943, as flown by MSgt. A. Sugimoto

As you can see in the decal images, this set comes complete with a full set of national markings, distinctive unit markings, and basic airframe stenciling. You can purchase these decals directly from Lifelike Decals. My sincere thanks to Lifelike Decals for this review sample!