After spending a lot of time in the workshop, your new warbird is all assembled and standing up on its gear ready for its first trip to the flying field. But something just doesn’t feel right. It’s something that’s
often overlooked, and it really does make the difference in how your airplane
looks. That one last detail needed before it’s ready to roll onto the grass at your
local field? A scale pilot figure, of course!
Scale Pilot Figures 101
What you need to kno W for proper scale appearance
Tex T & pho Tos By AdAm mArtin
So what’s wrong with this picture? Yes, it is a beautiful AT- 6
Texan, but it’s missing not one
but two pilot figures! No scale
airplane should leave the ground
with an empty cockpit.
When selecting a pilot figure, it has to match the
size and type of airplane model you are building.
Here, a Japanese Zero has a proper pilot figure to
complete its scale looks.