Lifelike Decals

1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Part 3 decal sheet

Product # 72-023

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Dec 29 2014



This decal sheet from Lifelike Decals features four different Supermarine Spitfires.  This is Part 3 of  a series dealing with the Supermarine Spitfire including 2 flown by Americans, 1 flown by an Aussie and one by a Brit. 

The 4 aircraft all feature some sort of artwork and 2 are in desert camo.

  • Spitfire Mk Vb, AD196, flown by Sergeant Jack Evans of No 71 (Eagle) Squadron, Debden AB, August 1942 in Blue/Green camo and skull and cross bones artwork.

  • Spitfire Mk Vb or Vc, serial number unknown, flown by F/O James Montgomery of 4FS/52FG, Palermo/Sicily, August 1943 in Brown/Sand camowith sexy artwork for "Impatient Virgin".

  • Spitfire Mk Vb or Vc, EN824, flown by P/O John W. Yarra of no 453 (Australian) Squadron, Martlesham Heath AB, December 10 1942 in Grey/Green camo with a shield and kill markings.

  • Spitfire Mk Vb or Vc, ER821, flown by F/L Neville Duke, of no 92 Squadron, Libya, March 1943 in Brown/Sand camo with text artwork for "East India Squadron" with many kill markings.  Neville Duke is the highest scoring Ace in the MTO.

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The quality of these decals is of very good quality.  The decals themselves are clearly printed and in perfect register on 2 decal sheets.  Some decals come in 2 layers to ensure perfect registration.  

This decal sheet offers an outstanding selection of Mk.V Spitfires and it was a treat to see 2 American Spitfires as well as an Aussie Spitfire.  And the British pilot featured on this decal sheet has a very colourful career.  Two of the 4 pilots featured on this decal sheet did not survive the war.  

You can purchase these decals either directly from Lifelike Decals at fax number is +81-3-5680-6733, and e-mail is 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 Bamford


Photos and text by Steve Bamford