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Description and Item Number:
||54005 - 1/32
scale WWII American Navy Pilot
||Six pieces in
cream coloured resin
from Ultracast's Website
rare and very welcome accessory for 1/32 scale US Naval aircraft modellers; beautiful
sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features, convincing
Reviewed by Brett Green
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can be no doubt that 1/32 scale aircraft have captured the
imagination of modellers worldwide. Whether the reason is the greater
amount of detail offered, or the failing eyesight of the ageing
modelling population, is not as important as the fact that people are
actually building these kits.
We have not seen too many figures and accessories for this large
scale. 1/32 scale is the same as the well-established figure scale of
54mm, so sculptors do not have to make the leap in size, only subject
Ultracast has answered the call with their newest figure - a 1/32
scale WWII American Navy pilot.
This figure is beautifully sculpted - not surprising when we know
that master modeller Mike Good did the work. Casting is also first
class. All detail is crisply rendered and there is not a single
imperfection to be found anywhere on my sample.
The figure is broken down into six parts - main body (including
legs), two arms, a head, a parachute and a tiny delicate chin strap for
the flying helmet. These parts are
connected to their casting blocks via thin resin strips, which make
cleanup fast and painless.
Ultracast's 1/32 scale American Navy Pilot figure will be a welcome
companion to any of the emerging range of WWII US Naval aircraft being
released in this large scale including the Corsair and Wildcat kits from
Trumpeter, Hasegawa's F6F and future offerings. It will also be a very appealing
subject as a standalone figure or in a vignette.
Now let's hope that Ultrcast continues to follow this path with some
equally well detailed RAF and USAAF pilots!
The figure in these photographs was painted by Kevin from Ultracast
Thanks to Ultracast for the review sample.
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Review Copyright © 2007 by Brett Green
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24 December, 2007
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