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Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals 1/72 B-17 Flying Fortress Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2009 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject B-17 Flying Fortress Part 1 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72014 Skill Level Basic

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have four distinctive B-17 examples to start off a new series for your favorite 1/72 Flying Fortress kit.

B-17 B-17B-17

This decal set provides markings for four aircraft:

  • B-17G-40-VE, 42-97976, 709 BS/477 BG, 'A Bit O'Lace'
  • B-17F-60-BO, 42-29591, 401 BS/91 BG, 'Shamrock Special'
  • B-17G-35-BO, 42-31982, 322 BS/91 BG, 'Superstitious Aloysiua'
  • B-17G-65_BO, 43-27516, 406 BS/305 BG, 'Tondalayo'

As you can see in the decal images, this set comes complete with a full set of national markings, distinctive unit markings, and some nice artwork. 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!