US Pilot – F-16

Published: November 14th, 2012     
Product Package
Product Package
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aero Line
Price: $11.00
Product / Stock #: AL4011
Product provided by: Plusmodel

This is the second pilot figure I've had the pleasure to review from Aero Line. If you are like me, you like to add a figure outside your model for scale and visual interest. Well, probably also like me, you aren't a figure modeler, so you don't want a big hassle doing it. Happily, Aero Line produces scale resin figures.

My example was perfectly molded in light grey resin with no blemishes or bubbles anywhere. The figure is a one-piece affair on a small pour block with some minor pour wedges that will need to be removed. The single piece ensures that the figure is easy to remove. The detail is quite impressive. The proportions look perfect to me. The pose is natural and will look great next to an F-16. The face is exquisitely detailed, as are the speed jeans and equipment. This really is a perfect first figure and is detailed enough for the figure painter.

Besides the beautiful figure, you get a small decal sheet to add your choice of colorful patches to the sleeves and thigh. This seems like a unique approach and I applaud the application.

The painting instructions are on the backside of the cover sheet. There is a large drawing that will aid the modeler.

This is another winner from Aero Line. I love their figures. I hope they do some helicopter figures. With the easy one-piece molding and the natural pose, this is a good first figure for the beginner. The amount of detail is ideal for the more seasoned figure painter. Highly recommended

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

  • Painting guide
    Painting guide
  • Decals
    Decals
  • Front view
    Front view
  • Left front view
    Left front view
  • Rear view
    Rear view
  • Right rear view
    Right rear view

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