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US Navy Jet Aviator

Master Details 1/32 US Navy Jet Aviator Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2007 Manufacturer Master Details
Subject US Navy Jet Aviator Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32007 Primary Media Resin
Pros Beautiful casting, no bubbles, positionable legs, two sets of arms, four heads, lots of possibilities! Cons  
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $19.95

First Look

Master Details is back with their second pilot figure, this time representing a typical Naval or Marine Aviator circa late 1970s through the late 1990s (before crews adopted the current lightweight helmets). This crew figure is posed seated to perch on your favorite model's ejection seat. The figure is wearing the standard kit of 'speed jeans' (G-suit), survival vest, and ejection seat harness.

US Navy Jet Aviator

Two sets of arms are included, one each grasping stick and throttle, the other set with cupped hands as if resting on the stick and throttle (though these can be worked to do just about anything, including holding the separately cast O2 mask and hose).

Four different heads are included in this set, all wearing the hard-shell 'bone dome':

  1. Mask off, visor up
  2. Mask off, visor down
  3. Mask on, visor up
  4. Mask on, visor down
US Navy Jet Aviator

This figure would look great in the Trumpeter 1/32 A-7E, Tamiya 1/32 F-14A, Hasegawa 1/32 F-5E, Tamiya F-4J, or even an F/A-18A Hornet.

While most modelers tend to pose their aircraft parked, the more advanced modelers are adding nice figures to their models to add a more dynamic element or story to their project. This figure will defnitely help to bring your next large aircraft to life!

This figure is available directly from the manufacturer at Master Details' website.

My sincere thanks to Master Details (http://www.masterdetails.com) for this review sample!

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