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RAF Fighter Pilot

Battle of Britain 1940

 

1/32 scale

 

Ultracast

 

S u m m a r y
Description and Item Number: 54009 - 1/32 scale RAF Fighter Pilot Battle of Britain 1940
Contents and Media: Eight pieces in cream coloured resin
Price: CDN$17.95 from Ultracast's Website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features, convincing uniform details; simple preparation and assembly; plenty of interesting aircraft pairing options.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: A very welcome accessory for 1/32 scale RAF Battle of Britain aircraft modellers in general.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green



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F i r s t L o o k

 

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 been one of the rare voices in the wilderness with their recent high quality Japanese, German, USAAF and US Navy WWII pilot figure releases in 1/32 scale.

Ultracast now continues this series with their newest figure - a 1/32 scale RAF Fighter Pilot from the Battle of Britain, 1940.

 

  • Ultracast 1/32 scale RAF Fighter Pilot Battle of Britain 1940: Image
  • Ultracast 1/32 scale RAF Fighter Pilot Battle of Britain 1940: Image
  • Ultracast 1/32 scale RAF Fighter Pilot Battle of Britain 1940: Image
  • Ultracast 1/32 scale RAF Fighter Pilot Battle of Britain 1940: Image
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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 eight parts - the torso, legs, two arms, two boots, a head and a scarf. These parts are connected to their casting blocks via thin resin strips, which makes cleanup fast and painless.

The facial features and fabric drape are very convincing. The separate long end of the scarf and the pilot's hair are billowing in the wind - a nice touch.

Ultracast's 1/32 scale RAF Battle of Britain fighter pilot figure will be a welcome companion to Hasegawa's Spitfire Mk.I and Pacific Coast Models soon-to-be-released Hurricane Mk.I kit. It will also be a very appealing subject as a standalone figure or in a vignette.

It is great to see a British figure join his counterparts in this excellent series.

The figure in these photographs was painted by Kevin from Ultracast

Thanks to Ultracast for the review sample.


Ultracast figures and accessories are available online from their website


Review Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 16 December, 2009
Last updated 16 December, 2009

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