Ultracast | 54015: 1/32 WWII USMC Seated Fighter Pilot-Gregory “Pappy” Boyington
Reviewed by Floyd S. Werner, Jr.
How many of us grew up watching “Baa Baa Blacksheep”? Watching the show, even though it was a typical '70s show, how could you not be inspired by the Corsairs and the exploits of Pappy Boyington? The real Pappy Boyington was a charismatic alcoholic fighter pilot but that didn’t make him any less lethal in the cockpit. His pugnacious face is pretty distinct and any figure of him needs to nail his face.
That is where Mike Good comes in. If you build figures the name Mike Good is synonymous with quality sculpting. This figure is no different. It is a perfect representation of the iconic hero. The face captures his look exactly.
The seated figure is cast on seven light tan resin pour stubs with no blemishes or imperfections. The figure is specifically designed to be used with the Tamiya 1/32nd F4U-1 Corsair. The head is a two piece affair. One being the head in the flight helmet and the other much smaller part is the chin strap that can be added anytime. The main body is beautifully rendered with a parachute harness and Mae West. The two arms are designed to fit the stick and the throttle. Clearly some adjusting will be required to ensure that the arms fit as designed. The two legs are set up to sit on the rudder pedals.
An iconic character, perfectly captured, by world renowned sculptor Mike Good, plus perfect casting of the figure by Ultracast makes this a must have figure. This will look great sitting in your Tamiya Corsair. If you don’t want a seated Pappy Boyington Ultracast also offers a standing figure of him that is just as nice. All of Ultracast figures are first class reproductions and you can’t go wrong with any of them.
You can get your figure by contacting Ultracast at www.ultracast.ca. There is a 9.95 CDN shipping applied worldwide or at your local hobby shop or online retailer.
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© Floyd S. Werner, Jr. 2016
This review was published on Friday, September 02 2016; Last modified on Friday, September 02 2016