Soviet Air Force Colonel, Korean War, 1951
First: Thanks to Aires for providing IPMS USA this figure to review! One of six in this review series, each shows a passion and dedication Aires have to providing the finest resin products. We appreciate your support, with the usual nod to IPMS USA leadership for allowing me to review these figures.
Included with each set are painting instructions in color!
Produced under the Aerobonus branch of Aires, this particular figure, a Russian Colonel from the Korean War era, 1951, has outstanding detail and fidelity; consisting of three resin parts (main body, left and right arm). The figure is wearing standard pants, shirt, and coat for the period. The head and shirt collar with tie are separate, wearing a standard Wheel cap. The left arm is casually in the left pants pocket, and the right arm is at rest, holding a soft flight cap of Soviet issue. The head of the figure appears to be speaking, so its’ a casual conversation verses yelling and screaming at someone, trying to get them to move or do something faster.
It took about 10 minutes to clean the casting up, (there is a web between the legs), remove the arm and head from their spots on the pour stub, and superglue the parts together. I primered the figures with Tamiya fine spray primer, and used Vallejo for the detail and uniform painting . I used basic colors, mixed as required to get a better color match to what the figures should have, and ran a wash over everything, I then drybrushed to bring out the detail.
Again, nothing more to add here than “a worthy upgrade”… assemble the parts, paint, and install on your vignette or diorama for a great visual effect without too much work! Thanks again to Aires for providing these to IPMS USA!