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RAF WWII Personnel

Eduard 1/48 RAF WWII Personnel Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2007 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject RAF WWII Personnel Scale 1/48
Kit Number 8508 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Figures are positionable, nicely molded, excellent detailing Cons
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $12.95

First Look

Here is the latest figure set from Eduard. As with previous sets in this series, this set provides six figures in 1/48 scale in similar poses as depicted on the box art.


The kit consists of 39 parts on two sprue trees, each figure consisting of six-to-seven parts. The molding is crisp and just waiting for some nice painting to bring these to life.

As depicted on the box art, the line NCO is standing around the aircraft supervising the work crew. Three of the ground crew are depicted as wearing coveralls as they service the aircraft. Two of these chaps are laying on their sides as they reload the ammo bays in the aircraft wing. The third chap is pouring oil from a dispenser.

The last two chaps are wearing their normal service uniforms. One is depicted alongside the cockpit with one hand on the windscreen bow and the other on the cockpit sill. The last chap is posed ready to pull the wheel chock out of the way.

These figures are most welcome as they will look great on your 1/48 Spitfire, Hurricane, Typhoon, or whatever. I hope Eduard will consider releasing these figure sets in 1/32 scale as well. I have a number of fighters in that scale that need servicing as well.

If you're looking to bring some life into your trusty 1/48 RAF fighter project, this is just the figure set to do the job, and for six figures, the price is right.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!