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Soviet Fighter Ace
Soviet fighter ace Lieutenant-Colonel Boris F. Safonov
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by: Richard Tonge [ TINBANGER ]


Andy Brazier in early April of this year posted a news item on this release from Qing Yi Miniatures.

Andys detailed news release with the subjects history can be found at:- http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=22100&mode=thread&order=0


The figure arrived packed in foam inside a metal box which was shipped in a sturdy cardboard box.

The figure is cast in one piece in light gray resin,the only mold lines that I can see is on the upper arms and these are so fine that they will blend into the leather overcoat with very little sanding.

The figure stands without the aid of a base, the face moulding is crisp with flying goggles raised on the cap.
Parachute and straps with buckle details add depth to the casting

With very little clean up this figure is ready for the paint shop.

I will let the photos speak for the detail and quality of the figure.

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Highs: Flash free resin, ready to paint straight from the box!
Lows: Paint colour callout would be helpfull.
Verdict: Highly recommend.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: QY32006
  Suggested Retail: $23.90
  PUBLISHED: May 17, 2016

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About Richard Tonge (tinbanger)

I started building model aircraft with my brother and dad at about 7 years old(Yellow single engine float plane). Born in England so mostly built Airfix and Frog Kits! Moved over the pond in 1979. Main interest any type/era aircraft. Tinbanger call sign comes from my sheetmetal days. I am also ...

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Outstanding sculpting. Man, how awful to squeeze into a fighter cockpit in that bulky fliightsuit.
MAY 17, 2016 - 07:42 AM
this figure is in honor a soviet red air force in ww2.
MAY 18, 2016 - 03:23 AM
I bought it a couple of weeks ago for posing alongside my 1/32 KH P-39 and the figure is magnificent, cleanly cast and superbly presented and packed. 10/10! Gary
MAY 19, 2016 - 09:46 PM
Hi Richard That really does look an outstanding figure! All the best Rowan
MAY 20, 2016 - 12:21 AM

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