Company: Aires Hobby Models
I love figures, and as a fan of aircraft models, I naturally like figures to go with my aircraft. Figures help provide scale and a “human factor” to any build.
Aires is working hard to provide a range of figures for aircraft modelers, and the Soviet Pilot with life jacket is a good example. Looking over the raw figure, it includes a torso with relatively simple outfit, two arms, two different heads with different helmets, and a very nice oxygen mask with attached hose.
My first impression is that the torso, in particular, is very nicely sculpted. I’m also impressed with the helmets, which are strikingly different. I admit I’m not 100% sure of the purpose of the helmet with the holes, so some research is called for, I think. Oddly, I was struck by the faces, which although not bad from a sculpting standpoint do strike me as a bit odd. One is quite thin and morose looking, and when fitted to the torso actually has quite a gap around the collar, as if he hasn’t been eating very well. The other, fuller face, also has a rather odd expression.