WW2 USN Pilot, Seated in Aircraft

Published: February 29th, 2016     
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Box Art
Reviewed by: Rob Benson - IPMS# 44038
Scale: 1/32
Company: PJ Production
Price: $11.50
Product / Stock #: 321117
Product provided by: PJ Production

Thank you PJ Production for providing this elegant aircraft accessory pilot figure, and thank you to the IPM Reviewer Corps for letting me review it! I am very appreciative of all you do for the scale modeling community.

The pilot arrived in a small blue cardboard box, with a small plastic bag inside holding both the pilot figure and a casting plug with arms. The light tan resin showed no sign of mold release and the minimal flash was easily removed without compromising the fine surface details. The separate arms allow custom positioning to suit the application, and the arm-torso join surfaces are flat, easily allowing drilling or flexible wire or pin to reinforce the joint. The resin is not too brittle or too soft. Many detail surfaces, such as harnesses and straps are slightly undercut, allowing highlighting washes a good place to pool and do their job.

The figure is designed to be seated in a cockpit. The seat harness straps are raised slightly off the shoulders in back, allowing effective blending into PE or other straps on the aircraft seat. A small block or parachute will be required for the pilot to sit on and be at the correct height. This was easily accomplished with a plastic block hidden from view in the seat pan beneath the pilot.

The only problem I had with this figure had nothing at all to do with the figure itself. The detail is very crisp, which highlighted my novice figure painting skills! This pilot figure was a joy to put together and paint, including the previous caveat.

I highly recommend this kit, for the ease of assembly and painting and the versatility for enhancing any WW2 USN aircraft. Thank you again to PJ Production and the IPM Reviewer Corps!

  • Parts on arrival, on pour plugs
    Parts on arrival, on pour plugs
  • Front detail
    Front detail
  • USN pilot seated view 1
    USN pilot seated view 1
  • USN pilot seated view 2
    USN pilot seated view 2

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