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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Parts 7 & 8

Lifelike Decals, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

LifeLike Decals Item Nos.:

48045 - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Part 7

48046 - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Part 8

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media:

Each set offers one full size and smaller sheet/s of waterslide decals; colour instructions.

Price:

Available on-line from these stockists:

Stockist

Price

Lifelike Decals

¥1,700

48045 Hannants

£11.99

48046 Hannants

£11.99

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Clearly printed and in register; Detailed stencil data supplied; Excellent colour reference; Very high quality presentation.

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusions:

Highly Recommended.

Reviewed by Mick Evans



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FirstLook

 

Lifelike Decals has released two further sheets of their Republic P47D Thunderbolt series in 1/48 scale 48-045 Pt7 and 48-046 Pt8.  The sheets are printed to a very high standard that we have come to expect from Cartograf Decals 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 decals 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.  A good amount of written data and plenty of referenced material is also listed. 

Markings are provided for three aircraft on each sheet in very striking schemes as listed below.

48-045 Part 7

 

 

  • P-47D-11-RE 42-75429 Razorback “Eileen” WZ-S flown by 1st Lt Frank Oiler of the 78 FG, 84 FS, in summer 1944 and was based at Duxford. The aircraft is finished in Olive Drab over Neutral Grey with a white and black checked cowling and fuselage D Day stripes.
  • P-47D-28-RA 42-28878 Bubble Top “Eileen” WZ-S flown by 1st Lt Frank Oiler of the 78 FG, 84 FS, in September 1944 and was based at Duxford.  This aircraft was the second Eileen and is finished in Olive Drab over Sky Grey with a white and black checked cowling and fuselage D Day stripes.

  • P-47D-30-RA 44-33219 90-U Bubble Top of the 404 FS, 371 FG post VE day based at Kitzingen in Germany. The Aircraft is finished in natural metal of various shades with an Olive Drab upper deck anti-glare trim, a Yellow engine cowl and Blue and White engine cowl flaps


 

48-046 Part 8

 

 

  • P-47D-30-RA 44-33416 Bubble Top 4N-A flown by Major Charles. F. Matheson of the 394 FS, 367 FG based at Furth in Germany in Spring 1945. The Aircraft is finished in natural metal of various shades with an Olive Drab upper deck anti-glare trim, a Yellow engine cowl and Red, Yellow and Blue fin top.

  • P-47D-23-RA 42-27-27886 Razorback “Sylvia” flown by Captain Marvin. E. Grant of the 342 FS, 348 FG based at Leyte November 1944 – January 1945.  The Aircraft is finished in natural metal of various shades with an Olive Drab anti-glare trim and cowl and the lower part of the cowl is Neutral Grey.  The aircraft has Blue, Red and White stripe along the fuselage side and the rudder is finished in Red and White horizontal stripes.

  • P-47D-6-RE 42-74726 Razorback “Hells Bells” WD-V flown by Captain Charles. F. Anderson of the 4 FG, 335 FS, in November 1943 to March 1944 and was based at Debden England. The aircraft is finished in Olive Drab over Neutral Grey with the front part of the engine cowling painted in whites

 

Thanks to Lifelike Decals for these samples.


Text and Images Copyright 2016 by Mick Evans
Page Created 6 January, 2016
Last updated 6 January, 2016

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