Aires continues their wonderful pilot release, this time in 1/32 scale of a German WWII pilot wearing a Kapok life preserver. The parts are perfectly case and have both arms, the body and a separate head. Also included is a full color painting guide and also a printed map and booklet which can be cut out and added to the models right hand.
Assembly is simple. Start by removing the arms and sanding as needed. Same for the head. The body takes a little more work cleaning out along the inseam but nothing too difficult. The arms and can be attached and the head painted separately.
I primed with Alclad gray and let dry overnight. I used Scale 75 painted for the face. If you haven’t tried these, they are wonderful with a great range of flesh colors. The body was painted with Tamiya and Liquitex acrylics. Shading was done with oil washes and acrylics dry brushes.
I flat coated the figure and gloss coated the goggles. I cut out the map from the instructions (which are really well done ad in color) and added a light tan wash for some age and dirt and glued it into his hand.
This is a very well sculpted and cast figure. Assembly is easy and when painted, it will look good next to your 1/32 Luftwaffe plane. Recommended. My thanks to Aires for the opportunity to review this kit.