|S u m m a r y
| Description and Item Number:
||54008 - 1/32
scale WWII American Fighter Pilot - Francis Gabreski
||Four pieces in
cream coloured resin
from Ultracast's Website
sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features, convincing
uniform details; bears an impressive resemblance to "Gabby"; simple preparation and assembly.
||A very welcome accessory for 1/32 scale USAAF aircraft modellers in general, and great timing for Hasegawa's and Trumpeter's P-47D kits.
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 depiction of WWII American Fighter Ace Francis "Gabby" Gabreski.
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 just four parts - main body (including
legs), two arms, and a head. These parts are
connected to their casting blocks via thin resin strips, which make
cleanup fast and painless.
The facial features are an impresssive match to the man himself. There is no doubt that this figure represents "Gabby" Gabreski.
Ultracast's 1/32 scale Gabrski figure will be a welcome
companion to Trumpeter's and Hasegawa's P-47D Thunderbolt kits. 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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