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Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.4

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.4 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2021 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.4 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48056 Pros Nine distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (Yen) 1800¥

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have a part four of the Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters (Claude) collection with a nice cross-section of units for the Hasegawa kit.

Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.4 Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.4

The subjects include:

  • Ki-27 Otsu, 246 Sentai, Kakogawa AB, 1942, Sentai commander's aircraft
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 246 Sentai, Kakogawa AB, 1943
  • Ki-27 Otsu, training unit in Manchuria
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 68 Shinbu-tai, Tenryu AB, 1945
  • Ki-27 Kou, 59 Sentai/1 Chutai, Hankou AB, 1939
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 13 Sentai/2 Chutai, Kakogawa AB, 1940
  • Ki-27, 18 Sentai, Chofu AB, 1944
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 85 Otsu/1 Chutai, Manchuria, 1942
  • Ki-27 Kou, 1 Sentai/2 Chutai, Kagamihara AB, 1938

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!