S u m m a r y
||48-014 - Republic P-47D
Thunderbolt Part 5
|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
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by Rodger Kelly
Someone at Lifelike Decals must have a soft spot for the P-47 as
this is the fifth sheet they have produced for it!
sheet provides markings for three machines of the
354th Fighter Group when it was based at Rosieres-en-Haye, France in
December of 1944. The individual aircraft are:
a P-47D-30 44-20514, flown by Captain Lowell Brueland of the
355th Fighter Squadron. The aircraft is in natural metal finish
with a full length olive drab anti-glare panel, blue and white
cowl and black theatre stripes to its tail feathers.
Pole" a P-47D-30-RE flown by
Lieutenant Robert J. Klopotek, 356th Fighter Squadron. The
aircraft is also in natural metal finish with an olive drab
anti-glare panel, and sports a star spangled black band around
its engine cowling with the black theatre stripe applied to its
vertical stabiliser and rudder only.
a P-47D-28-RA flown by Lieutenant Chuck A. Olmstead of the 353rd
Fighter Squadron. As per the previous options, Polly is
also in natural metal finish with the full length olive drab
anti-glare panel and the black theatre stripe to her vertical
stabiliser and rudder. This time, the cowling is yellow.
As with the other
sheets I have seen from Lifelike Decals, each option is fully
documented and where there is any controversy or doubt as to what
markings were worn on the one-to-one-scale machines, a full
explanation as to why they chose to depict the marking is given.
The placement guide
itself is A-4 in size, and printed on very thin cardboard. It
provides left hand side profiles for each option and
descriptions/history on the centre pages as well as appropriate
upper and lower surface views on the back page. A full list of
references consulted is also provided.
There are two
sheets provided in this issue. The larger one carries the vast
majority of the markings whilst the smaller one carries a single set
of national insignia and minor stencil data items. Speaking of
stencil data, there is plenty of it and it is all legible, and each
option is also provided with its own correct data block.
Click the thumbnails below to view
themselves have been printed by Microscale. They are thin, have an
absolute minimum of film surrounding each subject and are in perfect
The placement guide
and two decal sheets come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.
product from Lifelike Decals, and, as far as I know, the markings
for these three aircraft have not been printed in decal form
Thanks to Keishiro Nagao of Lifelike Decals for the
Decals are available by email at
Katsushika, Tokyo 125-0061, Japan