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WWII USAAF
Fighter Pilot

 

1/48 scale

 

Ultracast

 

S u m m a r y
Item Number, Description, Scale & Price: 48205 - WWII USAAF Fighter Pilot
CDN$12.95 available online from Ultracast's Website
Contents and Media: Cream coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Still a relatively rare and very welcome accessory for 1/48 scale USAAF aircraft modellers; casual and versatile pose; beautiful sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features, convincing uniform details.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: A lovely standalone figure or a great companion for your 1/48 scale aircraft.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green



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Ultracast continues its series of excellent pilot figures with a new 1/48 release - a WWII USAAF Fighter Pilot

The pilot is wearing dress trousers with a leather flying jacket and Mae West life jacket. Two optional heads are supplied - one with a leather flying helmet and one donning an officer's cap.

The figure was sculpted by Mike Good, and the quality is well up to his superb standards. I think that the face of the helmeted head bears a striking resemblence to Victor Mature. The pose is natural and versatile for an aviation diorama, or for use as a standalone display figure.

Casting of my sample is perfect. The body and legs are cast as a single piece, with the arms and two heads supplied separately.

 

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This is another excellent addition to Ultracast's growing range of pilot figures. British or Commonwealth next, perhaps?

The figure in these photos 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 2009 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 11 March, 2009
Last updated 11 March, 2009

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