|S u m m a r y
| Description and Item Number:
||54006 - 1/32
scale WWII USAAF Fighter Pilot - European Theatre
||Seven pieces in
cream coloured resin
from Ultracast's Website
rare and very welcome accessory for 1/32 scale USAAF aircraft modellers; beautiful
sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features, convincing
Reviewed by Brett Green
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can be no doubt that 1/32 scale aircraft have captured the
imagination of modellers worldwide. Whether the reason is the greater
amount of detail offered, or the failing eyesight of the ageing
modelling population, is not as important as the fact that people are
actually building these kits.
We have not seen too many figures and accessories for this large
scale. 1/32 scale is the same as the well-established figure scale of
54mm, so sculptors do not have to make the leap in size, only subject
Ultracast has been one of the rare voices in the wilderness with their recent high quality Japanese, German and US Navy WWII pilot figure releases in 1/32 scale.
Ultracast now continues this series with their newest figure - a 1/32
scale WWII USAAF Fighter pilot from the European Theatre.
This figure is beautifully sculpted by master modeller Mike Good. Casting is also first
class. All detail is crisply rendered and there is not a single
imperfection to be found anywhere on my sample.
The figure is broken down into seven parts - main body (including
legs), two arms, a head, a parachute and a two straps. These parts are
connected to their casting blocks via thin resin strips, which make
cleanup fast and painless.
Ultracast's 1/32 scale USAAF Fighter Pilot figure will be a welcome
companion to any of the emerging range of WWII American fighter aircraft being
released in this large scale including Thunderbolts, Mustangs, Lightnings and more. It will also be a very appealing
subject as a standalone figure or in a vignette.
The figure in these photographs was painted by Kevin from Ultracast
Thanks to Ultracast for the review sample.
Ultracast figures and accessories are available online from their website
Review Copyright © 2008 by Brett Green
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