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Paint Scale Pilot Figures – Bring your miniature aviator to life!

Lyle’s Best Pilots’ Pappy Boyington pilots this top-quality Corsair. Lyle produces several scale pilot figures; check them out at
Scale model aircraft are a great way, and sometimes the only way, to see a historical aircraft fly. Invariably at a fly-in, the aircraft that gets the most attention are the ones with top-notch weathering, detailing, and a fully decked cockpit. Unfortunately, I’ve found that pilot figures usually didn’t look like the real thing. Following the philosophy, “If the model looks real, so should the pilot,” I created my own pilot figure company called “Best...


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Paint Scale Pilot Figures – Bring your miniature aviator to life!

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ON THE COVER : Learn how Matt Balazs created the impressive all-metal finish on his CARF-Models F-100D without painting the entire airframe in this issue's Gallery. (Photo by David Hart/

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