Lifelike Decals

1/72 B-24 Liberator Part 1 decal sheet

Product # 72-028

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Dec 5 2013

 

 

This latest release from Lifelike Decals features four different B-24 Liberators.  This is Part 1 of  a series dealing with the B-24 Liberator in US markings from 1944 and 1945 including 2 from the Philippines. 

The 4 aircraft include all bare metal birds, all with sexy noseart and include the following:

  • B-24F-7A Liberator, s/n 42-73045, American Beauty of 20CMS/6PG/5AF, Nazdab/ New Guinea, September to November 1944.  This bare metal aircraft features a yellow tail with red and white stripes on the rudders.  The sexy noseart includes Uncle Sam wearing a big red/white/blue hat with a sexy naked girl.  This a photo reconnaissance plane, so there is a winged camera on the outside of the tails.

  • B-24L-5-CO Liberator, s/n 44-41479, Air Pocket of 320BS/90BG/5AF, San Jose AB/Philippines in 1945.  This bare metal aircraft features a red tail with a skull and cross bones and red and white stripes on the rudders.  The sexy noseart includes a curvy girl wearing short and a white top floating on a cloud.  On the nose is a sharks mouth.

  • B-24J-190-CO Liberator, s/n 44-40980, Barbara Jean of 65BS/43BG/5AF, Clark Field/Philippines in April 1945.  This bare metal aircraft features 2 playing dice on the tails with white stripes on the rudders.  The sexy noseart includes a sexy black haired girl with her cleavage showing.

  • B-24L-10-CO Liberator, s/n 44-41549, Maiden Montana of 23BS/5BG/13AF, Morotai/Indonesia in early January 1945.  This bare metal aircraft features a big dark blue shield with a red diagonal stripe on the tails and rudders.  The sexy noseart features a sexy cowgirl with her breasts showing and a outline of the state of Montana.  This aircraft had 3 kills against Japanese aircraft and was sadly listed as MIA on March 12 1945.

 

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The quality of these decals is of very good quality.  The decals themselves are clearly printed and in perfect register and full of wonderful colours.  

This decal sheet has 4 excellent examples of B-24's with noseart from the PTO and the painstaking research included photos from people's private photo collections.    

You can purchase these decals either directly from Lifelike Decals at fax number is +81-3-5680-6733, and e-mail is lifelike@eos.ocn.ne.jp. or from HobbyLink Japan.    

Other shops that stock Life like Decals are *Hannants/UK, *Mister Kit/Italy, *Revi (publisher)/Czech Republic, *SkyGrid/Canada, *Roll Models/USA, *Great Models Webstore/USA, *FlightDecs/Canada, *Victory Models/USA
*M & Models/USA, *
Zed Hobbies/Australia, *AB &S Enterprise/Australia, *Desert Miniature/USA 

I would like to thank Lifelike Decals for providing me with this product sample.

Steve

      

Photos and text by Steve Bamford