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Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals 1/72 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 4 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2008 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 4 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72011 Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $16.50

First Look

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 either the Hasegawa or Tamiya 1/72 P-47 kits. Two of these subjects are actually the same airframe as it appeared several months apart.

P-47D P-47D

This decal set provides markings for three aircraft:

  • P-47D-30-RA, 44-33250, 396 FS/368 FG, C2-L, Nov 1944, 'Arizona Loraine'
  • P-47D-30-RA, 44-33250, 367 FS/358 FG, CP-R, Mar 1944, 'Ole Trapper IV'
  • P-47M, 44-21125, CO/56 FG, LM-S, Jan 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 Decalsfor this review sample!