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WWII USAAF Fighter Pilot

European Theatre

 

1/32 scale

 

Ultracast

 

S u m m a r y
Description and Item Number: 54006 - 1/32 scale WWII USAAF Fighter Pilot - European Theatre
Contents and Media: Seven pieces in cream coloured resin
Price: CDN$17.95 from Ultracast's Website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: A relatively rare and very welcome accessory for 1/32 scale USAAF aircraft modellers; beautiful sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features, convincing uniform details.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green



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F i r s t L o o k

 

There 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 matter.

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.

Highly Recommended

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
This Page Created on 18 February, 2008
Last updated 18 February, 2008

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