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SkyMax British

Type Fighter
SkyMax item no. SM4004
Production run Unlimited

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014

Hawker Tempest V, No. 150 Wing, June 1944, "Roland Beamont"
Great execution by SkyMax; again, just insert here all the nice things there are to say about these models.

The gear installed perfectly, though the Hobby Master pilot lost about 50 percent of its mass before it would fit in the seat. It would be nice if HM sold a packet of just British pilots; those figures seem to go faster than the others. I've been thinking of repainting the extra WWII German pilots in Japanese and Russian colors. However, perhaps packets of blanks from the British mold (which makes figures of the correct size) would work as well; a little tempera paint, followed by some satin varnish, and one could make some pretty good looking (and durable) pilot figures. I used to paint 25mm toy soldiers, and enjoyed doing so, but stopped after seeing some of the expertly painted versions in modeling mags. A most embarrassing revelation.

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