Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot

Published: July 20th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Ultracast
Price: $19.25
Product / Stock #: 54016
Product provided by: Ultracast

For those unfamiliar, Ultracast from Canada does a series of aftermarket parts and pieces for planes but also, makes some beautiful figures and in this case, it is a 1/32 German Luftwaffe Fighter pilot in 1/32nd scale. The kit comes in six parts and is very well sculpted by Mike Good. The kit has two different heads - one with a flying helmet and one with an officers hat. The parts are cast in light tan resin with minimal to no seam line.

I chose to go with the officers hat and mounted the head on a paint stick to hold it. I then added the arms and puttied the seams and mounted that on a painting stick to hold it. The arms seams were filled with Squadron white putty and then smooth with a Q-tip wet with lacquer thinner. I left off the holster for later. Once dry, all the pieces was primed and set aside a day to dry.

The face and hands were painted with shades of Scale 75 flesh set and some dark spot washes of light brown. The uniform was painted dark brown for the jacket and shaded and the pants German gray and shaded. The piece was flat coated and various parts picked out in metallic's like the hat band, zippers on the boots and jacket and various buttons. A final flat and the results are attached..

This is a great kit and would fit right in with any Bf109 or FW190. it is well cast and paints easily and yields a great subject to add to a base or even make a diorama.

My thanks to Ultracast and IPMS/USa for the chance to review this excellent offering.

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