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Description and Item Number:
||54003 - 1/32
scale WWII Japanese Navy Pilot
||Five pieces in
from Ultracast's Website
rare and welcome accessory for 1/32 scale Japanese aircraft
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 Japanese 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 five parts - main body (including
legs), two arms, a head and a ceremonial sword. These parts are
connected to their casting blocks via thin resin strips, which make
cleanup fast and painless.
Ultracast's 1/32 scale Japanese Navy Pilot figure will be a welcome
companion to Tamiya's big Zero, or any other
large-scale Japanese Navy aircraft model. It will also be a very appealing
subject as a standalone figure or in a vignette.
Now we can only hope that Ultracast follows up this wonderful effort
with some Luftwaffe, RAF and USAAF subjects!
Review Copyright © 2006 by Brett Green
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