Plus Model's standing resin X-15 pilot figure arrives in a clear blister pack along with a small sheet of decals and a length of copper wire. The casting is perfect in the review sample, and the figure is beautifully detailed, with separate arms and a life support unit. The sculpting of the high-altitude pressure suit captures the wrinkled look of the material used for the original. The casting points have been kept commendably thin, so preparation should be quick and easy.
Along with the figure, the set includes a generic set of decals, so only 2 of the 35 individual items are actually needed - a NASA badge for the figure's shoulder, and a data-plate for the life support unit. The printing looks pin sharp, and the decals have minimal carrier film. Completing the package is a neat full-colour painting guide.
Plus Model's X-15 pilot is beautifully produced and perfect to stand alongside Special Hobby's quarterscale X-15 kit. Recommended.
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Highs: Flawless casting and excellent detail. Good quality decals.Lows:Verdict: Plus Model's pilot is beautifully produced and is ideal to pose alongside a 1:48 X-15 model.
About Rowan Baylis (Merlin) FROM: NO REGIONAL SELECTED, UNITED KINGDOM
I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...