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North American P-51 Mustang

Lifelike Decals 1/48 North American P-51 Mustang Part 3 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2015 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject North American P-51 Mustang Part 3 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48047 Pros Four 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 four distinctive North American P-51 Mustang examples designed for the 1/48 Tamiya kits. As usual, these decals are nicely printed and very colorful in their subject selections. This decal set provides markings for four aircraft:

North American P-51 Mustang North American P-51 Mustang

  • P-51B-5-NA, 43-6819, 334 FS/4 FG, QP-B, Debden, UK, 1944, 'The Bee' as flown by Capt Duane W. Beeson
  • P-51K-10-NT, 44-12147, 354 FG, GQ-A, Ansbach, Germany, 1945, 'Flagship/Nancy Ann', as flown by 354 FG commander Col George R. Bickell
  • P-51K-1-NT, 44-11459, 74 FS/23 FG, 25, Liuchouw, China, 1945, 'Oklahoma Kid', as flown by Capt Barney Fudge
  • P-51D-10-NA, 44-14676, 3rd Scout Force/8 AF, CL-I, Wormingford, UK, 1945, 'Louise', as flown by Lt William Searby Jr.

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!