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WWII Japanese
Navy Pilot


1/32 scale




S u m m a r y
Description and Item Number: 54003 - 1/32 scale WWII Japanese Navy Pilot
Contents and Media: Five pieces in resin
Price: CDN$17.95 from Ultracast's Website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: A relatively rare and welcome accessory for 1/32 scale Japanese aircraft modellers; beautiful sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features, convincing uniform details.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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There 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 matter.

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!

Highly Recommended

Review Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 23 June, 2006
Last updated 26 June, 2006

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