WWII USAAF ETO Fighter Pilot Figure

Published: January 19th, 2012     
Figure
Figure
Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/32
Company: Ultracast
Price: $17.75
Product / Stock #: 54013

I've come to expect that Ultracast puts out some of the finest figures available anywhere.  This latest release is just that.  Sculpted by world renowned artist Mike Good, this piece is typically perfect.  Molded in light cream-colored resin, the castings are blemish-free and perfectly cast.  All the pour blocks are easily removed.

You get a body with a very thin film between the legs that is easily removed.  The pose is very natural looking.  You get a single arm for each side that is keyed to ensure alignment.  The other thing is that they fall on a natural line so you can paint them separately if you'd like.  The left hand is nicely molded with a cigarette between the fingers.

You get a choice of two heads, one with a flight cap and one with the flight helmet.  The last piece is the oxygen mask that will attach to the helmet.  This adds a nice three dimensional effect to the figure.  The detail is flawless.  The service cap on the head in particular has a gorgeous amount of detail.  This figure next to Ultracast's Gabreski figure would make a very nice vignette.

The price is very nice.  Instructions are a simple color print of a completed figure which will inspire the modeler.  I find that Ultracast is the easiest way to add life to a model.  The molding is impeccable and the natural pose makes these figures perfect for firs-time figure painters.  Their superior molding will appeal to the hardcore figure painter.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Ultracast for the review copy.

  • Kit parts
    Kit parts
  • Head choice 1
    Head choice 1
  • Head choice 2
    Head choice 2
  • Arms and oxygen mask/hose
    Arms and oxygen mask/hose
  • Completed figure 1
    Completed figure 1
  • Completed figure 2
    Completed figure 2