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North American P-51 Mustang

Lifelike Decals 1/48 North American P-51 Mustang Part 4 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2016 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject North American P-51 Mustang Part 4 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48048 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, 43-6913, 336 FS/4 FG, VF-T, Debden, UK, 1944, 'Shangri-La' as flown by Capt Dominic S. Gentile
  • P-51D-30-NA, 44-75025, War Bond Tour, Wright-Patterson Field, 1945, 'Shangri-La' as flown by Capt Dominic S. Gentile
  • P-51D-10-NA, 44-14292, Deputy CO 4 FG, QP-A, Debden, UK, 1944, 'Man O War' as flown by Lt Col Claiborne H. Kinnard
  • P-51D-15-NA, 44-15103, CO 348 FG, 100, Luzon AB, 1945, 'Dirty Dick' as flown by Col Robert R. Rowland

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!