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A6M Zero Fighters Pt.2

Lifelike Decals 1/48 A6M Zero Fighters Pt.2 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2023 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject A6M Zero Fighters Pt.2 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48062 Pros 13 distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (Yen) 1900¥

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have part two of an A6M Zero Fighters (Zeke) collection with a nice cross-section of units. The markings are presnted up three sheets of decals, two of the sheets are dedicated to this subject while the third containing hinomarus of various sizes and surrounds. All the sheets are produced by Microscale. According to the instructions, you can find examples of each variant as follows:

  • Type 21: Eduard, Hasegawa, Tamiya
  • Type 22: Eduard, Tamiya
  • Type 32: Eduard, Tamiya
  • Type 52: Hasegawa, Tamiya
  • A6M2-N: Eduard, Hasegawa, Tamiya

A6M Zero Fighters Pt.2 A6M Zero Fighters Pt.2

The subjects include:

  • A6M2 Type 21, X-183, 3 Kokutai, 2/42, Kendari AB
  • A6M2 Type 21, V-117, Tainan Kokutai, 1/42, Balikpapan
  • A6M2 Type 21, 81-1146, 381 Kokutai, 5/44, Solon AB
  • A6M2 Type 21, EI-111, Shokaku Fighter Group, 10/26/42
  • A6M2 Type 21, 143, 261 Kokutai, 43-44, Kagoshima AB
  • A6M2 Type 21, 134, 265 Kokutai, 1944, Xinzhu AB
  • A6M2 Type 22, 191, 582 Kokutai, 4/7/44, Bruin AB
  • A6M2 Type 22 Kou, 173, 6/16/44, Bruin AB
  • A6M2 Type 21, 81-1138, 381 Kokutai, 5/44, Solon AB
  • A6M2-K, 415, Tsukuba Kokutai, 9/44, Misawa AB
  • A6M2 Type 21, BII-124, Hiryu Fighter Group, 2/19/42, Melville Island
  • A6M2-N, 34-116, 934 Kokutai, 3/43, Ambond Island
  • A6M2-N, 934-116, 934 Kokutai, 3/43, Ambond Island

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!