1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt Part 8 decal sheet
Article by Steve Bamford
on Apr 8 2016
This latest release
features three different P-47D. This is Part 8 of a series dealing
with the P-47D in American markings from January 1945 to March of 1945 in
Germany, England and the Philippines.
The 3 aircraft
feature one bubble top and 2 Razorbacks and 2 aircraft with noseart and the 3rd
aircraft has script on the nose for artwork.
The 3 aircraft
Bubbletop 44-33416 flown by Major Charles F. Matheson, 394 FS/367 FG, Furth/Germany
in the spring of 1945. Paint scheme is overall bare metal with a
bright yellow nose and Olive Drab anti-glare panel and red, yellow, blue and
black stripes on the rudder. The spinner has this rainbow colored
stripes. This aircraft has 2 kill markings. The noseart is of a
cartoon character called "Philbert" that was also the noseart on
this pilot's P-38.
Razorback 42-27886 flown by Capt. Marvin E. Grant, 342 FS/348 FG, Leyte,
Philippines from November 1944 to January 1945. Paint scheme is
overall bare metal with a Olive Drab nose and anti-glare panel and white
script of the name "Sylvia" on the nose. This aircraft has a
red and white striped rudder and a long colorful stripe down the side of the
fuselage. Capt. Grant had 7 kill markings by the end of the war and
those 7 are also on this aircraft.
Razorback 42-74726 flown by Capt. Charles F. Anderson, 335 FS/4 FG,
Debden/England November 1943 to March 1944. Paint scheme is overall
Olive Drab and the noseart is a sexy lady in a red dress holding an aircraft
machine gun with the name "Hell's Belle". Capt. Anderson had
10 aerial victories by the time of his death due to mechanical failure on
Apr 19 1944.
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The quality of these decals is of
very good quality. The decals themselves are clearly printed and in
perfect register. Some decals come in 2 layers to ensure perfect
registration. The decals are contained on 3 decal sheets.
This decal sheet
gives you some excellent variety and the addition of Aces and noseart makes this
a very attractive decal sheet for the WW2 modeler.
You can purchase these decals
either directly from Lifelike
Decals at fax number is
+81-3-5680-6733, and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
or from HobbyLink Japan.
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