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WIP aces pilots, trio WWII scale 1/9

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by offo, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. offo A Fixture

    Hello friends, this represents another flying ace WWII. Now I hope will please fans of US pilots.
    Cuba cigar is an optional part.
    But it is tipical for Adolf Galland as well as for Joe Foss.
    It's up to you whether these two aces and smoke in your showcase.:)

    P.S. It is all WIP I must make many details- strip from pilot helmet and others....

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  2. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great, but missing perhaps a Russian Ace, and then you have the 4 Great Nation of the WWII represented !
    But another great trio.
    I really like them !!!!!
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  3. Edward A Fixture

    Fantastic - I really like the expression you've captured.
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  4. Nemo Member

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  5. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Ok, I will be honest with you Planeteers. I'm now 78 years old,
    which means I was a boy in elementary school during WWII.
    OK, so what does this mean? I lived here in the American
    Heartland and I felt the impact, even at that young age,
    of what WWII really meant. I now watch a lot of movies on TV
    that I tape. And last evening I watched "Twelve O'Clock
    High" with Gregory Peck. I had to turn it off several times
    because I got too emotional, the tears flowed.
    So many wonderful young men and women were
    killed regarding that daylight bombing of the 8th Air
    Force. But also, the German people suffered terribly.
    We see these incredible busts of heros from all the combatants,
    such as the ones presented here. But do we really understand
    the significance of the impact of it all, way back in the 1940s?
    I pause with a heavy heart to remember that tragic period.
    And I hope that many here on this sight remember and will
    pause, . . . . as well. Jayhawker
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  6. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    Superb Palo - would like to see a further trio perhaps - Canada, Russia, Japan...also Hans Jochaim Marsielle, Eric Hartman perhaps.
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  7. Grod A Fixture

    Superb sculpting Palo.
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  8. offo A Fixture

    Hi Friend, I understand. War is always evil.
    These busts are not a celebration of war. These men were part of what not themselves want.
    However, they were very successful in what they did.
    Many of us post-war children have many their heroes among soldiers from the wars in which famous as heroes.
    We admire their mastery piloting great.
    This is was war. But these gentlemen sky often after the war found a very friend ties from adversaries.
    I believe that experts WWII me understand and love to find their way to this busts.

    Thank you all for your comments and I am very glad that you like.
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  9. kansas kid Well-Known Member


    Sir. you are a true gentleman. I so much appreciate your comments
    and the fact that you took the tine to post your wise remarks above.

    I wish you good heath and good times ahead, Miami Jayhawk
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  10. ellie A Fixture

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  11. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member


    You are of an older generation than I but that doesn't stop me from being as emotional as you - I watched A Bridge Too Far again the other night and I have some heroes from that particular conflict - as I do from the air war...But I do not idolise these men because of their actions in warfare and taking lives but because of their bravery, gallantry and fighting for a reason - that reason on the allies side was to keep us free from fascist tyranny - and the opposite numbers in the Axis ranks were performing their acts under orders in the belief of the greater good for Germany and her allies.

    I don't think any of us here - budding historians and model makers - would condemn such acts performed in the line of duty...I feel that when figures are manufactured of the likes of the Death Camp personnel that lines are started to be crossed and also the Japanese commanders of Prisoner of War camps...I know this might be opening a can of worms but I feel there are some subjects that shouldn't necessarily be modeled or sculpted - but then there is a question of freedom of expression. I also find figures of Hitler in bad taste. I don't think I would condone such figures but I wouldn't condemn them...

    I think most of us here who make models and figures - at least 90% of us - have a healthy interest in history and most of us have a specialty whether it be WW1 or WW2 or Rorkes Drift or Viet Nam - making and painting such figures is not glorifying war but perhaps is our tribute to history. Personally I make figures on many subjects - at the Imperial War Museum there is a 1/72 scale diorama of the railway and gas chamber of Auschwitz - it has many figures - the whole thing is about 3 metres by 3 metres and I have seen it three times now - each time I am moved to tears. I don't think I could have a model or dio in such a vein - except that one of the Nuremberg prisoner with the ghosts looking into his cell.

    My point is - I don't think any of us glorify these men but I think we admire what they did under orders and what they achieved with an attitude that was noble - they believed in their causes. If I am correct Galland, Rommel and many others had no knowledge of the death camps - these men are regarded by Germans to have been noblemen fighting noble battles and warfare. I know the argument can be said that under Hitler he persecuted the Jews and therefore so by default did his soldiers of all ranks - I think we all know that not to be true.

    When I hear of such acts by men like Private Beharry, I am proud to know that such men are alive and in the midst of the ranks of soldiers. I also feel the same when I read about Guy Gibson and Johnny Frost, Paddy Mayne and many others.

    So Jaywalker - please don't think I am admonishing you - I understand how you feel - but without such men that Gregory Peck played and the parts that Johnnie Johnston, Pappy Boynton, Audie Murphy and many others during WW2 played, Europe would probably be under a Nazi flag now and Japan would be run by tyrants. While we have had conflicts ever since WW2 - the world has had a form of peace - certainly no more World Wars. And it was military men from the lowliest of privates to the highest Field Marshals that stopped the threat of fascist tyranny ruling the majority of the Earth.

    I think this hobby allows and grants us the privilege of history and enables us to thank such men in our own unique tributes and admiration for their bravery and gallantry as well as immortalizing their likenesses and thanking whichever god you pray to that we are free to make the choice of who we make figures of and tributes to.

    And indeed the many model figures that are just sculpted - no one in particular - from 1/72 scale to 1/4 scale - these surely represent the unknown soldier from which ever unit they may portray - these are the unnamed masses that have done their duty - whatever side they fought for we have to acknowledge their actions in warfare - the majority were gallant in their acts.
  12. Huw63 A Fixture

    Excellent sculpting offo. Sensible comments about war, modellers and history.

    Kansas kid must also be commended for sharing a little of his story with us.


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  13. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello Adrian: I will tell you Sir, that your wise words
    brought tears to my eyes. The ladies and gentlemen here
    on this site, are so well mannered and polite. You obviously,
    are a very insightful, reflective and thoughtful person. Again,
    I appreciate your wise words so much. Wishing you a wonderful
    week, my friend, Rick Brownlee The Miami Jayhawk
  14. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member


    You sir are kind to acknowledge my comments and you too have wonderful week...I hope you have the glue out and the psintbrushes ready to go.
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  15. Gellso A Fixture

    Great sculpting again Pavol,

  16. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    By The way - bad I know - but who is the third pilot? Galland, Foss and ?
  17. offo A Fixture

  18. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    I thought so - although I didn't recognise without his flying helmet!
  19. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    I didn't recognise Johnnie Johnson without his flying helmet - very bad of me!
  20. offo A Fixture

    He thought this way?:p;) Most of the photos J.J. are without pilots helmet.:cry:
    And thank you for your comment.(y)

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