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120mm RAF Pilot, 1940

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Peter Day, Sep 3, 2021.

  1. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This is another Verlinden figure kindly donated by Henk (many thanks again).

    I did try and paint the kit head, but it just didn't work out, so I gave him another Reedees spare. In doing so, I of course lost the flying helmet, so I decided to scratch one, together with the oxygen mask, which was missing (or more likely lost by myself). For the helmet, I used a sanded down Trumpeter Soviet tanker's helmet, with added bits of plastic from the spares box and metal foil. The oxygen mask was based around a 1/35 polyvinyl cap, and also completed with metal foil. They're not totally accurate, but hopefully they do the job.

    Vallejo colours used were Luftwaffe Uniform for the clothing and mixes of Desert Yellow and Buff for the Mae West - the latter is painted as a two colour version of the early 1932 pattern
  2. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Wonderful work and painted

  3. callmehobbes Active Member

    Great paint job but the sculpt is a bit off. The arms seem far too long.
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  4. Edward A Fixture

    Excellent work!
  5. William Scotts New Member

    Great paint job Peter
  6. Henk Well-Known Member

    Nice one Peter. You dont hang about, do you?:) The head is definitely an improvement, and good work on the flying helmet/oxygen mask.
  7. misfit151 A Fixture

    Lovely job Peter.....(y). Mike
  8. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Many thanks chaps.

    Yes, an odd sculpt Paul. The kit hands were enormous, which made the arms look even longer.
  9. pmfs A Fixture

    Nicely done Peter.(y)

  10. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks Pedro.
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Peter

    Another nice bit of painting , like the life preserver

    Good replacement head as always from Mr R

    Thanks for sharing

  12. Stephen Hutchinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Morning Peter

    Lovely work and great cuff stripes for the rank.

    Lovely work on scratching the helmet too.

    It always makes me smile with the Vallejo paint names and that Luftwaffe Uniform is the best match for RAF blue.

    Looks like figures are back on the menu boys!

    Enjoy your next victim and the mini heatwave


    Steve H
  13. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nap - Thank you.

    Steve - Morning. An awkward looking figure, but nice to paint (all except the cuff stripes). Ironic that I used Luftwaffe Uniform, but it really is the closest Vallejo colour for the uniform. More Verlinden 'man flesh' on the bench - a British infantryman WW2. Where did this heat wave come from? Enjoy it anyway.
  14. MCPWilk A Fixture

  15. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Mike - I just painted what was there to the best of my ability.
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  16. Mookie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Peter.
    I think i have parts of the beasty in my stash.Seem to remember that he had hands like Oddbod in Carry on screaming.Think the u.boat chappie,Luftwaffe pilot and u.s pilot with .45 all suffered with mega jazz hands.Seem to recall Laurie telling me they made a right pickle out of his rank and has more bars than Keith Park or Dowding.A case of you doing a silk purse from a sows ear maybe.But we still got soft spot from V.p Figures.I certainly loved them aged 19 buying new ones every month.
    Hope the warmth doesnt make acrylics gummy.Cary on Carrutheres.
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  17. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Richard.

    Well, as we've said often before, these figures have their problems, but they were pioneering, and like you, I have a big soft spot for them. I should have done some research on the rank insignia, but I just assumed they were right, being a bit lazy that way - nice to know it's not entirely my fault.

    The hot weather has arrived, the paint has started clogging so time to put away the brushes. Good to hear from you.

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