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Doolittle Raid

April 18, 1942 Part A
Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilot

Sabre Model, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:

Sabre Model Item No.4802 - Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilot

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Two parts in grey resin; two small decal sheets
Price:

TBA - will be available online from Sabre Model's website

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perfect casting; excellent sculpting; includes decals for the B-25 kit.
Disadvantages: Insignia Yellow looks a bit bright
Conclusion: Just by adding a section of USS Hornet's flight deck, Sabre Model's 1/48 scale Doolittle Raid pair will be a nice way to create a historical scene.

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Sabre Model is a new conpany that produces resin figures and plastic military kits.

They have have sent their soon-to-be-released 1/48 scale figure set, "Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilot".

 

 

The set comprises two figures packed inside separate ziplock bags in a small but very sturdy cardboard box.

One is Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle in flying gear and crush cap.

 

 

The second is another raider pilot with a clipboard.

 

  • Sabre Model Item No.4802 - Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilo: Image
  • Sabre Model Item No.4802 - Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilo: Image
  • Sabre Model Item No.4802 - Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilo: Image
  • Sabre Model Item No.4802 - Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilo: Image
  • Sabre Model Item No.4802 - Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilo: Image
  • Sabre Model Item No.4802 - Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilo: Image
  • Sabre Model Item No.4802 - Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilo: Image
  • Sabre Model Item No.4802 - Doolittle Raid April 18, 1942 Part A Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle & USAAF Pilo: Image
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Sculpting is very good and the poses are quite universal. Even though they will fit perfectly in a pre-launch Doolittle Raid scene on the fligth deck of the USS Hornet, the figures could also be used to represent generic WWII USAAF pilots.

Both figures are cast as a single piece. The only cleanup required is a single small strip on the bottom of each shoe.

Casting quality is perfect on my samples.

Sabre Models has also included two small decal sheets with the serial number, under-wing :U.S. Army" lettering and the red dots for the national markings.

 

 

The yellow looks a little bright to my eye, but all is good apart from that.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

Just by adding a section of USS Hornet's flight deck, Sabre Model's 1/48 scale Doolittle Raid pair will be a nice way to create a historical scene..

Thanks to Sabre Model for the sample


Review and Images Copyright 2020 by Brett Green
Page Created 11 May, 2020
Last updated 11 May, 2020

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