Lifelike Decals 1/72 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 2 Decal First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||September 2007||Manufacturer||Lifelike Decals|
|Subject||Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 2||Scale||1/72|
|Set Number||72009||Skill Level||Basic|
Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have three distinctive P-47 Thunderbolts that will definitely compliment the Tamiya 1/72 P-47 kit. This set is my favorite among the Lifelike P-47 series so far with the nicest rendering of Tarheel Hal in decal form. The blue star fields are logically designed to go together with a minimum of trouble. The color schemes on the other two Thunderbolts are just as nice!
This decal set provides markings for three aircraft:
- P-47D-30-RA, 44-33240, 366 FS/358 FG, IA-N, May 1945, 'Tarheel Hal'
- P-47D-5-RE, 42-8434, 354 FS/355 FG, WR-U, Early 1944, 'Lil Lo'
- P-47D-30-RE, 44-20392, 511 FS/405 FG, K4-S, May 1945
As you can see in the decal image, this set comes complete with a full set of national markings, distinctive unit markings, and a wealth of maintenance stencils. If you're looking for a colorful alternative that isn't from the mainstream Superscale/Eagle Strike/Aeromaster line-up, here is a nice way to be different!
You can purchase these decals directly from Lifelike Decals. My sincere thanks to Lifelike Decals for this review sample!