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1/32 Scale Figures

 

         

 

J. Rutman

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Not Quoted
Price: USD$10.00
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: One, Two or Three pieces each, in pale yellow-coloured resin.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Useful additions in a sparsely populated area; nice, natural poses; good depiction of fabric drape and minimal cleanup and almost no assembly required; will lend scale and context to 1/32 scale aircraft models.
Disadvantages: A few rough spots on some of the figures
Recommendation: Recommended

 


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Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

The recent increase in 1/32 scale model activity has not been matched by 1/32 scale figures to accompany their aircraft.

Rutman Productions has a small range of 1/32 scale figures to add scale and context to these larger scale models.

They are:

  • A WWII US Navy pilot (he appears to be appropriate for 1944/45) with AN-H-15 tropical helmet, goggles, US Navy summer flying suit, inflatable life vest and sidearm. Although labelled as a Navy figure, he would be equally accurate as a Marine.

  • Colonel Francis "Gabby" Gabreski, depicted in 1944 wearing a sheepskin-lined jacket and flying helmet, snapping off a salute as he strides forward

  • Two Luftwaffe "Blackbirds" - one lugging a length of 30mm ammunition

  • ...and another working under an aircraft, reaching upward with both hands.

All the poses are quite natural. The faces are good too, with natural expressions. Fabric drapes well on the uniforms. There are a few spots on some of the figures that are a little rough, but these will easily be dealt with using a sharp hobby knife and sanding stick.

One of the figures is cleverly cast as a single piece, and the others have just one arm or both arms to add.

I assembled and primed all four figures. Almost no cleanup was required for assembly, and I have not yet attempted to fix the rough spots - in the photos, what you see is what you get! Strangely though, the photos do not really do the figures justice. They look much better in real life than they do in the photos

These figures will be a valuable addition to the settings of 1/32 scale aircraft modellers.

Recommended.

Thanks to Jerry Rutman for the review samples.

 


The full range of J. Rutman's kits and accessories may be viewed and ordered from his new website at http://jrutman.playnet.com/


Review and Images Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 18 May, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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