PJ Productions 1/32 NATO Pilot Walking Kit First Look
|Date of Review||December 2018||Manufacturer||PJ Productions|
|Subject||NATO Pilot Walking||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||321126||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Nice details||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (Euro)||11.50€|
PJ Productions produces an interesting array of quality resin aircrew figures and accessories for scale modelers who are tired of lifeless models. These figures are beautifully cast in resin and are simple to assemble and paint.
This set depicts a typical NATO pilot circa 1980s-2000s walking out to (or from) his F-16, Mirage, or other fighter aircraft. You can see in the title image that the figure is sculpted with G-suit, inflatable life preserver, ejection seat harness, and survival vest. The set has the pilot's arms cast separately and you have your choice of helmets in the separately cast left hand: the hard helmet of the 1980s-1990s and the lightweight soft helmet of the 1990s into the 2000s. It would have been nice to have the JHMCS helmet as an option for the current NATO pilots as PJ Productions is the only figure company (that I am aware of) that has produced a modern pilot figure with the JHMCS.
For more information about this set and the other releases from PJ Productions, visit their website at http://www.pj-production.be/en/.
My sincere thanks to PJ Productions for this review sample!