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French Pilots
& Mechanic for F.1B

CMK, 1/72

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:

CMK/ Czech Master Kits Item No. F72308 - French Pilots and Mechanic for F.1B

Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: See details below.
Price:

10.30€ / GBP£9.10/ USD$11.69 plus shipping available online from CMK/CzechMasterResin

and hobby retailers online and worldwide

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nicely detail figures specific for French aircraft.
Disadvantages: A reasonable amount of flash/webbing to clean up and no painting instructions at all.
Conclusion: A small pack ideal for any French themed modeller wanting to add interest to their aircraft of for a diorama.

Reviewed by David Couche


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FirstLook

 

CMK has added this small pack of 3 figures of the Armée de l'Air Française (French Air Force), to their already fairly extensive figure packs.

 

 

This set gives you a standing pilot with helmet on, of the modern era, and althought the set is titled for a Mirage F.1B, they could be used for any recent 1/72 French modern aircraft. The second figure is a bare headed pilot standing. The third of the figures is a mechanic with raised arms. His hand sections have been supplied as seperate parts which will enable you to accurately place him doing a specific task on and aircraft.

The level of detail on these figures is excellent. Now, there is quite a bit of cleaning up to do as there is a good deal of flash/webbing, which is a bit unusual for resin castings.

 

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I have used CMK sets in previous aircraft builds and found them to be very clean and crisp. I have not had any previous experience with their figues so, this set is either an odd one or their figures are of a different quality to their aircraft detail sets. The other thing is that there is no painting instructions or even a colour picture of a set of painted figures, which would be really useful.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

In conclusion, some cleaning up, will see you with some excellent little figures to complement your French modern aircraft.

Thanks to MPM / Special Hobby for the review sample.


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Review and Images Copyright 2019 by David Couche
Page Created 9 January, 2019
Last updated 10 January, 2019

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