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WWII German Fighter Pilot

 

1/32 scale

 

Ultracast

  

S u m m a r y
Description and Item Number: 54004 - 1/32 scale WWII German Fighter Pilot
Contents and Media: Six pieces in resin
Price: CDN$17.95 from Ultracast's Website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: A welcome accessory for 1/32 scale Luftwaffe aircraft modellers; beautiful sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features and natural pose, convincing uniform details; choice of heads (flying helmet or dress uniform cap).
Disadvantages:  
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 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 helps populate this space with a new 1/32 scale WWII Luftwaffe fighter pilot.

This figure is beautifully sculpted by master modeller Mike Good. 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, two heads and a separate holstered sidearm. These parts are connected to their casting blocks via thin resin strips, which makes cleanup fast and painless. The arms are keyed to ensure positive fit with the shoulders. A choice of heads is offered - one with a soft officer's cap as depicted in the photos of the finished figure, and the other wearing a flying helmet.

The pose is casual and natural with one hand in a pocket and the other holding a cigarette (this fellow is probably exposed to greater perils than nicotine), although the grip could also be adapted to hold a map or flight plan.

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Modellers are spoiled with choice of models with which to pose this superb figure - Doras, Gustavs, Kurfursts, Me 262s, you name it.

Let us hope that the range continues with RAF and USAAF subjects!

Highly Recommended


Review Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 05 September, 2006
Last updated 05 September, 2006

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