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Fee Crew

Fawcett Models and Pattern, 1/32 scale

Summary:

Catalogue No., Description & Price:

Fawcett Models and Pattern ‘Fee’ crew £20

Contents and Media:

10 resin parts

Ordering,

Post & Packing, Payment:

Available direct from the manufacturer via their website

http://www.fawcettmodelsandpatterns.co.uk/wwi-1-32-figures

and from Pheon Models by email Pheon.Models@hotmail.co.uk

Payment by Paypal

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Beautifully sculpted and moulded, fine details, accurate depiction of uniforms, and the pilot fits the seat (!)

Disadvantages:

No colouring notes

Conclusion:

Superb figures that will enliven the Fee without obscuring too much of the cockpit detailing


Reviewed by James Fahey


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FirstLook

 

These pilot and observer crew figures are designed for use with the Wingnut Wings FE2b kit.

 

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They came well packed - covered in bubble wrap inside a light box. A little assembly is required as there are ten parts in all, including separate heads and arms.

The sprue gates are thin and parts easily removed.

Likes

  • Natural poses and anatomy looks right. Faces are sculpted perfectly.

  • Correct uniforms for early war period ie breeches and puttees. The boots are nicely detailed and the RFC flying helmets and goggles are also very well done. Here is a link to a photo of an RFC flying helmet from The KaisersBunker.com
    http://www.kaisersbunker.com/rfc/rfc07.jpg

  • The observer is standing on an angle which is just right for being upright when the Fee is on the ground.

  • The gloves lying over the edge of the cockpit are a nice touch and make the figures more believable

  • The pilot fits in the kit seat nicely, no liposuction required around the rear end


 

Could have been improved

Nothing of any great significance. No painting instructions were included. Modellers will have to do a bit of research, but this is easily done online. I found the map was too wide to fit between the observers hands. This was easily remedied by trimming each side. The heads did not appear to be interchangeable which I discovered by trial and error.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The figures are beautifully sculpted and moulded, and will provide ‘human interest’  to the Wingnut Wings Fee. The little extras – gloves and map – were icing on the cake.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Brian Fawcettfor the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2013 by James Fahey
Page Created 28 May, 2013
Last updated 28 May, 2013

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