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RAF Fighter Pilot
Battle of Britain 1940

Ultracast , 1/32 scale
S u m m a r y
Description, Item Number and Price:

Ultracast 54012 - RAF Fighter Pilot Battle of Britain 1940
MSRP- $17.95 CDN

Available online from Ultracast's Website

Contents and Media: Cream coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality master and casting; excellent proportions.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: An ideal finishing touch for any Battle of Britain 1/32 scale model, or as a figure subject in its own right.

Reviewed by Floyd Werner



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F i r s t L o o k

 

The five resin pieces are molded in light cream resin with exquisite detail, this new figure sculpted by world-renowned sculptor, Mike Good shows a British fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain.  The facial features show a smirking chap under a flying helmet.  The body is quite proportional with a quite natural looking pose.  I would expect no less from Mike Good.  He is wearing a Mae West life preserver along with his flying boots.

 

 

The parts breakdown fall on natural seams.  This also ensures that the there will be no need for filler.  The main part of the upper body includes a beautiful tunic with Mae West.  The lower portion of the body includes the trousers and the flying boots.  The two arms are beautifully cast with the fingers in a natural pose.  The only other part is the head, which I previously described.  Everything is keyed for a proper fit.  The casting blocks are quite fine considering the size of the parts.  Cleanup is easy and simple.

 

 

If you haven’t seen the figures from Ultracast they are absolutely gorgeous and this one is no different.  So if you’ve got a Tamiya Spitfire or Pacific Coast Hurricane this will be a great addition to your model and provide a lot of visual interest and sense of scale.  This would make a relatively easy first figure model, but would also be a great canvas for the experienced figure painter.  Mike Good sculpting ensures great facial features, clothing and a natural pose, and a low price, along with an ease of assembly makes this a great figure and typical of the Ultracast line.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Ultracast for the review sample.


Ultracast figures and accessories are available online from their website


Review Copyright 2011 by Floyd S. Werner Jr.
This Page Created on 8 April, 2011
Last updated 8 April, 2011

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