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75mm Hellcat Pilots build log. Part: The Last (sculpting)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by elanlane13, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. elanlane13 A Fixture

    Hellcat Pilots build log. Part: The Last (sculpting)
    Things have advanced since part 4 and the final set of smudgy snaps show the two pilots primed and awaiting their final checks before heading off to sunny Newport for the Welsh Wizard (and Tom) at MDP to perform their moulding and casting magic on them.
    The Fleet Air Arm pilot now has two fleet air arms and his parachute has been added, carried over his shoulder. There were no real problems with this stage of the process.
    The US Navy pilot (who looks rather grumpy!) had to have his legs altered ( possibly why he looks grumpy) and straps amended to match up with the strapping of the parachute that he is wearing.
    For both figures the extra additions were sculpted in Magic Sculp or Duro both from Sylmasta.
    Although it seems I am well on target for having both these pilots finished in time for the proposed May release of the Hellcat by Airfix, things will actually be tight. Moulding and casting has to be done. Boxart and photographing has to be completed and resin castings boxed ready to be dispatched.
    I'll keep all of you loyal readers (optimistic use of plural here) informed of how things are going.
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  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Studied larger photos Robert. Really helps you appreciate details.
    That is a mean haircut too mate!
    Congrats on these two & hoping they hog the deck beside some of those Hellcats.
    elanlane13 likes this.
  3. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Should go nicely with the new Airfix 1/24 Hellcat!

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  4. elanlane13 A Fixture

    Thanks for the feedback Mike and Mike.
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