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VVS Fighter Crew 1944

 

Eduard, 1/48 scale

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Catalogue Number: Eduard Kit No. 8509 - VVS Fighter Crew 1944
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 36 parts in grey coloured plastic making up six full figures
Price: USD$12.95 plus shipping, available online from Eduard
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Universal casual poses for both pilot and ground crew; nice scale appearance; high level of detail; good fit; versatile use for dioramas or individual aircraft models.
Disadvantages: Some filling and trimming will be required
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green


Eduard's 1/48 scale RAF Fighter Crew 1940 will be available online from Squadron.com
 

FirstLook

 

Eduard continues their occasional pilot and aircrew series with a new release, "VVS Fighter Crew 1944".

The kit comprises 36 parts in grey plastic, making up a total of six figures - one pilots, four ground crew and one officer.

All the figures are provided in relaxed poses. They are either checking clipboards or standing casually. The pilot is shaking hands with the officer - possibly a political Commisar?

Each figure is made up of separate arms and legs, a torso and head. Detail is very good, with individual facial expressions.

 

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These figures are nice and chunky.

I assembled the pilot figure and the Commisar, posing them with my LaGG-3.

Prior to assembly, a few raised seam lines were easily removed with a hobby knife. Fit was good. No putty has been used on these figure, but some will be required to fill a significant sink mark in the Officer's back, and to blend the parachute and the upper body half on the pilot.

 

 

Eduard's 1/48 scale VVS Fighter Crew 1944 is a versatile figure set that will lend a sense of scale and context to an individual model, or a diorama, and is especially useful considering the recent boom in WWII Soviet aircraft model kits.

Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the sample


Review Text Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 06 August, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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