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Description and Item Number:
||54004 - 1/32
scale WWII German Fighter Pilot
||Six pieces in
from Ultracast's Website
||A welcome accessory for 1/32 scale
Luftwaffe aircraft modellers; beautiful
sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features and natural
uniform details; choice of heads (flying helmet or dress uniform cap).
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 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 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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to view larger images:
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!
Review Copyright © 2006 by Brett Green
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