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North American B-25 Mitchell Pt.1

Lifelike Decals 1/72 North American B-25 Mitchell Pt.1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2019 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject North American B-25 Mitchell Pt.1 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72039 Pros Five distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Basic

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have a selection of colorful B-25 Mitchells from the 38th Bomb Group deployed to the South Pacific during World War II. This set offers several B-25 types and one B-25 from each of the 38th BG's four squadrons plus one assigned to the group with interesting group artwork on the nose.

North American B-25 Mitchell Pt.1 North American B-25 Mitchell Pt.1

The subjects include:

  • B-25C, 41-12905, 405 BS/38 BG, 'Tokyo Sleeper'
  • B-25J, 43-27957, 823 BS/38 BG, 'Bugs Bunny'
  • B-25J, 43-26145, 71 BS/38 BG, 'Estrallita'
  • B-25J, 44-29284, 822 BS/38 BG
  • B-25D, 41-30597, 38 BG, 'Hardships 2nd'

This set is printed by Microscale Decals and you can see the artwork is sharp and in great register. The decals are sized for the Airfix 1/72 B-25C/D and the Hasegawa B-25J kits.

You can purchase these decals directly from Lifelike Decals. My sincere thanks to Lifelike Decals for this review sample!