S u m m a r y
||Lifelike Decals 72-008 -
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 1
|Contents and Media:
||1 x A5
sized decal sheet; 1 x full colour double-sided A-4 instruction
||USD$12.50 from model
||Colourful and interesting
subjects; well printed and in register; detailed stencil data
supplied; excellent colour reference; very high quality
HyperScale is proudly supported by
by Mick Evans
Back in 2005,
Lifelike Decals released a sheet of Republic P47D Thunderbolt with
these same subjects in 1/48 scale. They have now decided to release
the sheet in 1/72 scale.
This sheet is printed to a very high standard that we have come to
expect from Microscale Industries who perform the decal printing.
The decals are in perfect register and are sharply printed. The
carrier film is very thin and should disappear under a coating of
clear finish. The artwork for the nose art has been well defined
with all of the data decals being readable. The colour reference
sheet provided is printed on heavy paper and is excellent, giving
good colour reference and decal placement for both sides of the
aircraft where necessary. A good amount of written data and plenty
of referenced material is also listed.
When Lifelike released their 1/48 scale sheet the decal for 27260
Flak Happy was incorrect. The wording for Flak Happy should have
had a red background and fortunately Lifelike have corrected this on
this sheet. For those who have the incorrect 1/48 scale sheet,
Lifelike have provided a paint template on their website.
Markings are provided for three aircraft in very striking schemes is
P-47D-25-RE 42-26637 Kocomo VM-P
flown by Major General William Kepner of the VIII FC, probably in
August 1944 based at Hethel. The Aircraft is finished in natural
metal of various shades with a light green upper deck anti glare
trim and nose cowl ring, (no reference is given for this colour) and
fuselage D Day stripes. This aircraft was only fitted with 3 wing
guns each side.
P-47D-10-RE 42-75207 Rozzie Geth
LM-C flown by Lt Fred Christensen of the 62FS, 56FG in March 1944
based at Halesworth. The Aircraft is finished in Olive Drab over
Neutral Gray with a white cowling.
P-47D-27-RE 42-27260 Flak Happy
flown by the 345FS, 350FG in Early 1945 based at Pisa Italy. The
Aircraft is finished in natural metal of various shades with an
Olive Drab upper deck anti glare trim, yellow and blue engine cowl
flaps, and a black and yellow lightning bolt on the fin.
Thanks to Keishiro Nagao of Lifelike Decals for the
Decals are available by email at
Katsushika, Tokyo 125-0061, Japan