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Royal Flying Corps 1917

 

Eduard, 1/72 scale

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Catalogue Number: Eduard kit number 7503 - Royal Flying Corps Figures 1917
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 38 plastic parts
Price: Available online from Eduard's website and in specialist hobby shops worldwide.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nice detail, separate limbs and heads, good selection of personnel
Disadvantages: Misleading box art, tricky sink marks to fill
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner


Eduard's 1/72 scale Royal Flying Corps 1917 is online from Squadron.com
 

FirstLook

 

Having previously dealt in 1/48 scale, Eduard now offer WWI modellers a range of smaller figures to compliment their aircraft.

They come in 1/72 scale and represent examples from the Royal Flying Corps in 1917.

The box contains two sprues with a total of 38 plastic parts.

All of the limbs are separately moulded which is handy as it allows for slight adjustment in the subject’s posture.

The heads are also detached items, and so that they have some individuality, each comes with different features.

 

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Detail is good although the main body of each person has a sink mark to clean up.

Those on the back are easy enough to fill but the ones on the front will be more problematical. One foresees the loss of some detail here.

An instruction sheet leaves little doubt as to how the figures go together and a helpful painting guide is also included.

Further inspection of the included documentation sees a familiar trend in this series. The contents of the box seldom represent the postures found on the box art. This anomaly continues with this release and can cause some angst to those buying the product unseen.

To be fair, one side of the box does mention this, although it is not immediately obvious.

That aside, the six figures will go together with little fuss and add a new dimension to your next WWI diorama.

Recommended

Thanks to Eduard for the sample


Review Text Copyright 2008 by Rob Baumgartner
Page Created 29 January, 2008
Last updated 29 January, 2008

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