The figure comes in 2 parts and depicts a standing pilot carrying a parachute pack. These parts are packaged in a sturdy clear plastic blister pack, protected by a piece of foam.
They are cast in grey resin and do not exhibit any visible flaws. There are 2 small casting blocks that will need to be removed but cleanup should then be minimal. I have to say that the level of detail and quality of casting is superb, everything being pin sharp.
A colour rendition of the figure is printed on the inside of the packaging as a painting guide.
It really is testament to the art of the miniature sculptor and I can't see any reason why this figure could not be used with other 1/48 scale aircraft, for example, a P-51.
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Highs: Excellent detail and quality of casting.Lows: None noted.Verdict: Aeroline have delivered a stunning pilot figure that should be a joy to paint and will add interest and scale to your next 1/48 Thunderbolt build.
About Mike Wood (WoodshedWings) FROM: ONTARIO, CANADA
I have always been fascinated by aircraft. My father being in the Fleet Air Arm afforded me the opportunity to get up close and personal with the real thing. We would attend the annual 'Air Day' at my Dads base, HMS Daedalus, where you could sit in actual operational aircraft. I remember being inst...