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USAF 1950s Pilot's Helmet & Oxygen Mask



S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number: TK48054
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 part in Jewellery quality, lost wax brass
Price: US$4.95
Review Type: In-Box
Advantages: Lovely detail, unusual accessory, useful in, on or around a 1950s aircraft, no shortage of subjects, detailed painting instructions, positionable oxygen mask
Recommendation: Highly Recommended as an interesting accessory for 1950s jets.



F i r s t L o o k


Reviewed by Brett Green

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions


Model Railroad enthusiasts have been using cast brass for their tiny accessories for years. We have only recently seen limited use of this medium in our hobby, and even then mainly for use with armour models.

Teknics have brought us a lovely little item in brass - a 1950s USAF Pilot's Helmet. This is beautifully cast with exquisite detail inside and out. There is a single brass stalk sprouting from the top of the helmet that will have to be carefully removed. 

The casting is a single piece, with the pilot's oxygen mask and hose dangling from the main helmet. really clever stuff. The mask and hose can be carefully positioned to suit their setting due to the flexible nature of the cast brass - but don't move it about too much after painting!

Despite the fact that this is a single-piece accessory, the instructions are very nice. There are tips on working with brass and detailed painting instructions.

This helmet will look great on a bang seat, resting on a wing walkway or in a similar setting.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample

Teknics multi-media accessories are available at Meteor Productions Website

Review Copyright 1999 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 September, 1999
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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