German Luftwaffe Pilot and Operator with Ejection Seats for Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR

Published: February 22nd, 2021     
Product Image
Figure in Seat
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Price: $28.99
Product / Stock #: 320145
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Aerobonus continues to release pilot figures to staff planes in 1/48th and 1/32nd scale with the pilots seated in the appropriate seats. This latest release features two German Luftwaffe pilots for the Revell 1/32nd scale IDS Tornado. The hand position is different on the two figures with one in pilot stance and the second in a different stance. Molding is superb with no bubbles or casting issues.

I started washing the parts and then cutting the seat/body, arms, and head free of the casting block. A little scraping and sanding and I assembled the parts. To smooth out the seams on the arms, I used perfect Plastic putty and wiped with water and let dry. I then primed with Alclad. I included a copy of the painting instructions which are very non-specific as far as colors, so I did some digging and found colors that match. The paints used were acrylics with washes and small amounts of dry brushing. I did not do much detailing on the seat as it is very well done. It does need some markings added and additional color, but I did not want to take away from the figure for the review.

This is another great set - well made, easy to assemble and getting right to painting. It is MUCH better than any injection molded pilot so if you want a Tornado in flight, you need this set. Recommended.

My thanks to Aires and Aerobonus for the chance to review this set.

  • Close Up
    Close Up
  • Contents
  • Detail Shot of Seat and Chest
    Detail Shot of Seat and Chest
  • Finished
  • Front 2
    Front 2
  • Front
  • Head and hands
    Head and hands
  • Seats
  • Note two different Pilots
    Note two different Pilots
  • Seat Details
    Seat Details
  • Web Site Shot
    Web Site Shot

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