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Aeronautique militaire Francaise 1916

Eduard 1/48 Aeronautique militaire Francaise 1916 Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2007 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject Aeronautique militaire Francaise 1916 Scale 1/48
Kit Number 8511 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 38 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, three officer figures are posed as if talking, two are in service uniforms, the third is wearing his flying gear.

One crewman is posed seated as if waiting for something to happen. An NCO, leaning against the aircraft is also posed at in a waiting stance.

Only one crew figure is actually getting anything done, the chap going up the included ladder to perhaps service the Lewis gun (or whatever) atop the wing as depicted in the box art.

These figures are most welcome as I don't remember ever seeing many decent air or ground crew figures that would look right posed to one of the many nice 1/48 WWI fighters (including those coincidently produced by Eduard).

If you're looking to bring some life into your next WWI vignette, this is the set you've been waiting for!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!