S u m m a r y
||48-010 - Republic P-47D
Thunderbolt Part 3
|Contents and Media:
||Each set includes 1 x A5
sized decal sheet; 1 x smaller sheet with national markings; 1 x full colour double-sided A-4 instruction
sheet; 1 x single-sided A5 sized stencil placement guide
||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 Floyd S. Werner Jr.
The Republic P-47D Thunderbolt is one colorful aircraft and the
aircraft represented on this decal sheet is indicative of the range
of markings. Lifelike decals are beautifully rendered with wonderful
colorful markings and a nice instruction sheet. Each aircraft is
explained and a little historical information is included.
The first Thunderbolt is a D-1 without the keel modification. It is
an early version of the Thunderbolt assigned to Lt. Spiros Pisanos
of the 4th Fighter Group. Coded “QP-D” and named “Miss Plainfield”
the aircraft contains early markings of the yellow surrounded star.
It is OD over Neutral Grey with white identification markings. The
artwork is a faithful rendering of Don Allen’s nose art. The only
down side is the aircraft doesn’t have the keel modification so some
work on the kit will be required for this particular aircraft. Also
the aircraft will need the full set of cowl flaps all the way to the
bottom, but this modification is available from aftermarket sources.
If you do the 4th FG with P-47s you better talk about the 56th FG.
The aircraft on this sheet is a very nice P-47D-25 flown by Capt.
Frederick Christensen, Jr. of the 62nd FS, 56th FG. Coded LM-C, this
overall natural metal aircraft also has the group red nose. The 62nd
sported the yellow tail and this along with the invasion stripes
makes for a very colorful machine. The nose art for “Miss Fire/Rozzie
Geth II” is a seated nude on the nose, which is nicely rendered. The
kill markings are on both sides of the cockpit, but they are
different on both sides. This shows the research that went into
The final aircraft is a war weary D-15 that was used by the 83
Fighter Squadron as a hack. Sporting the checkered nose with red
cowl flap highlights and pin striping. A white tail with red outline
makes for one colorful machine. The off colored national markings
are an interesting touch as are the shadowed codes of HL-C. This is
definitely not your run of the mill aircraft. It is gaudy and
The decals are on two sheets. One contains the aircraft markings the
other has the national insignia. All the decals are in register,
thin and opaque enough for their respective aircraft. If they are
not opaque enough Lifelike provides a white background for the
decals that need it such as the nose art on “Rozzie Geth”.
Microscale prints the decals so you know they will work with the
Thanks to Keishiro Nagao of Lifelike Decals for the
Decals are available by email at
Katsushika, Tokyo 125-0061, Japan