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70mm WWII RAF Pilot

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roy, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello Guys...thought I'd post some pictures of this 70mm figure that I finished a short while ago...hopefully it will be the first in a series of pieces in this scale.
    We are a little short on airmen at present...

    comments are encouraged and very welcome...

    Thanks for taking a look.

    Roy.

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  2. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    another view

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  3. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    and another....the lighter coloured pieces are resin BTW...

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  4. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    and the last one for now...the pictures don't seem very clear..I was trying to keep them small....I will try to post some closer and sharper shots...

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  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Roy,

    There is indeed a short of airman. I really like the RAF uniforms. There is some colour in it.
    Anyway, i like your sculpting of this fellow.

    Marc.
  6. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I like the cockiness. Very nice sculpting, Roy. You captured more than an image, you got the personality! The uniform, boots and flying gear are first class! I hope you do more air crew.

    There's a painting I've seen somewhere - don't remember where - of three pilots. They're in RAF uniforms, not flying clothes. #1 is sitting in an armchair, senior of the three, very relaxed with one leg over the other, a tumbler of whiskey in one hand and a cigar in the other. #2 is leaning against a mantelpiece, one foot up on a raised ridge at the bottom of the fireplace, big smile and a look of incredulousness. And you can probably guess what the #3 is doing. "Flying his hands" in the tradition of all pilots everywhere, the hand in front starting to fall away in a maple leaf stall, the hand in back pressing in for the kill. The air crew version of the fish story. Anyway, thought it'd make a nice little diorama.

    All the best,
    Dan
  7. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Marc..the RAF is not a very well covered subject as far as figures are concerned...but something different for me.

    Dan..thank you...he has turned out to look a bit of a character...it's amazing how jolly they all look in photographs...especially when you consider how short their flying career might be.....

    Here are some 'slightly' closer pictures of some of the details.

    Once again..thanks for taking a look.

    Roy.

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  8. Jacek Spychalski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great work Roy , nice pose and good details ,i special like the old type flight helmet and life jacket.

    Congrats and best regards

    Jacek
  9. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    Excellent work Roy.........I to love the attention to detail
  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the close-up pics, Roy. Right down to the silk neck scarf. Great detail!

    I would say this pilot was a "100 Not Out". OK, I'll tell the truth, I never understood a darn thing about Cricket, but I somehow got the idea that "100 Not Out" was a pretty good score.

    Hey - whaddya want from an ignorant Yank?

    All the best,
    Dan
  11. Robin Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Roy

    Is he going to be avaliable commercially (under your own Line).

    Dan 100 not out is a pretty good score what we would called a century.

    Robin
  12. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Roy

    Looks cool, I can see what you mean by the difference between the magisculp and the casting resin, different colour but looks good quality, does it come out the mould mat and dry shiny like some resins. The fit looks very good, specially round that right arm where the hand is in his pocket, hope to look at this on wednesday, hopefully with no lockouts..... :lol:

    Dave
  13. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Roy,Love the R.A.F Pilot.Great sculpting mate.I like all the fine detail you have achieved with Magic Sculpt.I love the way you achieve the smooth finish on all your work. Always look forward to see your work Roy it is always very inspirational.Kind Regards John :)
  14. mahross New Member

    Roy - Looks great mate. I hope you are goinf to produce him. I just need to find a plane for him!!!

    Ross
  15. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thankyou for all the comments guys..they are all very welcome and useful...I really must sharpen up with the camera for future posts.

    For Robin & Ross, yes I'm going to produce him so he should appear in the not too distant future if all goes well.

    John...mentioning the smooth finish..I do like the way Magic Sculp behaves when it's worked...I get it as smooth as I can because I'm pretty hopeless at filing it to shape afterwards... :)

    Dave...about the resin...it's a new one for me..it cures beautifully smooth and replicates the surface exactly...so if it's shiny, it copies it perfectly...I'll bring an assembled one to the club and some castings..and you can take a closer look at them on wednesday.

    All the best.

    Roy.
  16. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent sculpt Roy. I'm really getting hooked on your figures. Can't wait to purchase one and some paint to it some day soon.

    John
  17. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thank you John..you are very kind..hopefully I should have several figures ready soon...I have just done a few test castings and they look very promising...I've assembled one and primed it with grey Humrol...the pictures appear below.

    All the best.

    Roy.

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  18. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is just an update on this fella...as I got some basecoat on him, I thought you guys may be interested how he might look with a little paint applied....now I haven't painted for about 4 years...so you'll have to bear that in mind...below are the basic oil colours applied over some Valejo dark flesh....still some work to do with adding some character...it sure is strange to paint after so long..

    Your opinions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for taking a look.

    Roy.

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  19. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Painting...???

    At last the hands begin to move again.... :lol:

    Dave
  20. mahross New Member

    Roy - Great to see some paint going on to him. Looking great. Can't wait for more.

    Ross

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