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Republic P-47D
Thunderbolt Pt. 6

LifeLike Decals, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:

LifeLike Decals Item No. 72033 - Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Pt. 6

Scale:

1/72 (Also available in 1/48)

Contents & Media

Markings for three options using waterslide decals.

Price:

Available on-line from these stockists:

Scale

Lifelike Decals

Hannants

FlightDecs

Hobbylink Japan

1/72

¥1,500

£11.66

Not Listed

¥1,500

1/48

¥1,500

£11.66

Can$17.00

¥1,500

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Well researched, informative markings guide, excellent quality printing.

Disadvantages:

None apparent.

Conclusions:

These are very good quality decals, which have obviously been well researched. I think that Lifelike Decals has selected interesting and attractive schemes in all cases. I definitely recommend all four sheets. I note that they are marked "Limited Edition", so it may pay order quickly if they appeal to you.

Reviewed by Mark Davies



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FirstLook

 

Lifelike Decals has recently released Part 6 in their series of P-47markings. The decals come in the ubiquitous A5-sized zip-lock bag with folded A4 pages for instructions. These are nicely printed in colour and include detailed notes describing each scheme. I think that a lot of research effort has been made judging by their content. This said, Lifelike do acknowledge where doubt our conflicting information exists. They also include comprehensive stencil markings and a detailed guide for their placement. The decals appear to be of superb quality.

 

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I had the 1/72-scale set to review, but I see from Lifelike Decal's website that the same set is offered in 1/48-scale as Sheet #48024. I assume that it is the same as Sheet #72033 in all respects other than in size. The three aircraft covered by these sheets are:

  • P-47D-30-RE, 44-33087, 'Bloom's Tomb', of the 514 FS/408 FG, Hendorf AB, Germany, 1945.

  • P-47D-4-RA, 42-22762, 'Tinkle', of the 63 FS/56 FG, Halesworth AB, UK, 1944.

  • P-47D-28-RE, 42-29173, 'Rain-Dear', of the 510 FS/405 FG, Dizler AB, France, 1944.


 

Conclusion

 

These are very good quality decals, which have obviously been well researched. I think that Lifelike Decals has selected interesting and attractive schemes in all cases. I definitely recommend all four sheets. I note that they are marked "Limited Edition", so it may pay order quickly if they appeal to you.

Thanks to Lifelike Decals for these samples.


Text and Images Copyright 2013 by Mark Davies
Page Created 30 January, 2013
Last updated 22 January, 2014

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