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Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by BULL, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Dekiman Well-Known Member

    Great painting skill.
    You really bring him to life.
  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Cool!
    Jimmy will drop you a PM to discuss options :)

    Talk more soon.

    Mike
  3. BULL A Fixture

    I am very glad that you enjoyed, thanks to all!
    Since I believe that many of you have this piece in the bottom drawer, why do not you paint it for yourself and do a sort of gallery with different interpretations of the painters?
    I think it would be very nice, since it's also a simple piece and fast to paint.
  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    An iconic figure and superbly painted,I've seen some brilliant renditions of this figure over the years and this one is right up there with them
  5. Chazman Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice! I've seen many iterations of this Hornet figure. This one is my favorite.
    BULL and Nap like this.
  6. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Would be so nice to see this and other old Hornet figures back in production. I have others, but not this one, regrettably. The masters and moulds must be out there somewhere..?
  7. BULL A Fixture

    thank you very much, I'm very pleased that you like my version.
    For me it was very pleasant to paint it; a piece that never sets!
    Nap likes this.
  8. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I've always found those 8th Army "rent-a-tent" shorts slightly comical looking. Nothing comical about that painting though, it's superb.

    - Steve
  9. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland


    My father-in-law always called them Bombay Bloomers.
    Babelfish and Chris Oldfield like this.
  10. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    My Dad always called them Bombay Bloomers too, he wore them in British Gambia in WW2. They were turned up above the knees & fastened by buttons at the front & back; after dark troops were ordered to unbutton the turnups so that the shorts came down to just below the knee & were gathered by a drawcord to prevent mosquitoes biting the legs.

    A lot of soldiers ignored this order & cut the shorts off above the knee & had them tailored, but if they subsequently caught malaria through mosquito bites they were liable to be disciplined.
    Babelfish likes this.
  11. Von Bock Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done quite the Brit. Regards, Brock
  12. Fokionas Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Amazing painting on this one which I am also looking for buying....if anyone wants to sell......
  13. Chazman Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I have a headless one somewhere. Maybe I'll re-head and resurrect him!
    Chris Oldfield likes this.
  14. Chazman Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ghurka or LRRP SAS? Hmmm. I'll see what my head situation is like tonight.
  15. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    An old chum - long since dead now, bless him - once told me about this and referred to them as 'short longs'.
    Such a beautiful little figure, full of character and exquisitely painted. A joy to look at.

    Mike
    Oda and Chris Oldfield like this.
  16. gendegaia Active Member

    Country:
    Chile
    Great work !

    Enviado desde mi SM-G950F mediante Tapatalk
    Oda likes this.
  17. Chazman Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey BULL, I took your advice! https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/sas-lrrp-it-is.197798/#post-1025886

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