Lifelike Decals from Japan has released its 5th installment in a series of Ki-27 “Nate”. You get a total of 8 aircraft, with 6 of them being of the Japanese “Gray Green” color, which the instructions suggest replacing with German RLM 02.
One of the other two aircraft is painted in Japanese Dark Green over Gray-Green, while the last one is an attractive disruptive camouflage of dark green, green and brown over Grey-Green.
Decals are provided for squadron codes and fuselage art for all aircraft. However, there aren’t enough national markings for all aircraft. This is not a big problem as the national markings and stencils from the decal sheet in the original boxing from the Hasegawa kit can be used.
Decals have been printed by Microscale and they have a well-earned reputation for thin and in-register decal sheets. These are no exception. Decals are glossy, they look thin, and likely will adhere well to a gloss surface.
A very interesting feature of this decal set is that the instructions include references for the aircraft profiles and also a short -but very well detailed- history of each aircraft, including in some cases details on the pilot(s) that flew that plane.
This sheet is a welcome addition to the resources for a Ki-27 Nate fan.
I would like to thank Lifelike Decals and IPMS/USA for the review sample.