F-4 Phantom II Aircrew

Published: April 22nd, 2013     
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aero Line
Price: $14.50
Product / Stock #: AL4018
Product provided by: Plusmodel

Plusmodel's Aero Line continues to release excellent figures for the 1/48th scale modeler, and this one is no different. Their latest is not one, but two figures, packaged together in a sturdy plastic sleeve mounted on cardstock. The instructions are in two parts - the front shows the two figures in a small size with all the packaging information, while the back shows the same photo, only much larger and more useful for the modeler.

Inside the plastic holder you get two figures molded in light grey plastic. Each figure is molded as a single piece with minimal flash and no imperfections. The flash is easy to remove, as is the mold pour block. These two figures are perfect for either the first-time figure modeler or the experienced one. Each figure is unique in its pose and both are very natural-looking. The faces are sculpted perfectly, as are the flight suits and speed jeans.

The instructions don't indicate whether the pilots are USAF or USN, but the equipment and helmets look more like USN. The helmets are the APH-6 type.

Also included in the packaging is a small decal sheet which lets you customize your pilots with shoulder patches and helmet art.

Overall, this is an excellent release from Aero Line. Two perfectly sculpted figures with very little cleanup and decal patches for a very low price. I can't think of anything that would make this a better deal.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Plusmodel's Aero Line and IPMS/USA for the review copy.

  • Decals
  • Figures and finishing guide
    Figures and finishing guide
  • Figure 1 front, figure 2 back
    Figure 1 front, figure 2 back
  • Figure 2 front, figure 1 back
    Figure 2 front, figure 1 back

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