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Douglas Bader Arrives

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Hugo Pereira, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Manny 001...

    Bader is the first figure of a new RPmodels Series, ACES... We are developing a new serial concept, and we will do some ACES, from different countries... So, its a question of time, but we will do more english heroes... But we will have to do another nations heroes... I believe everyone wants to see our hero representative in a figure... And we have more ideas for this serie... Some of them are cruise, but Blondie was a cruise idea, and it was sucess... This one was a cruise idea, and its a tremendous sucess... So we will see in the future...

    Thank you for your comment Sir...

    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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  2. Forté Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That is looking incredible. Very well done I indeed.
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  3. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr GaryHiggins

    In first place I want to express my gratitute to your comment...

    In the beginning I was a little sad, because I thought you dont like the figure... After I talked with you Sir, I understand you like the figure...

    Mr. Gary... Develop a pilot concept isnt not easy... You dont have almost no gear, weapons, equipment, and to put the figure in dynamic pose, with action and moviment its a headache... When we study Douglas Bader, we saw many photos of him, and to telling the tru, when I put the post I puted a real figure, and put our photos... And if you do an exercise, and if you put the real photo and above put our photo you will see there are any diference... All points in the face check with of the real photo... and this is one exercise that we do always before put our photos in foruns, blogs and another sites... Its something that let us confortable, because people see our figure and see the REAL Douglas Bader... You can do this exercise with Blondie, Lassen and so one... And we have another thing... Because some of our figures are screaming and are in moviement poses, we change all facial muscles... And i will check each muscle separatable, with my work books... We study everthing with the maxium detail... just for you can see what we do, I will tell you a little history... Some time ago, in the beginning, the first wips of Mad Jack I receive some messages of people told me the face have to closer of bolt rope... When we try to do it, to change, the 3D modelling give us a bug... And because it was in the beginning we dont understand what happend... We fix a moviement software, like people use in cinema industry, and we put Mad Jack in software, and guess... Its impossible to put the rope near of face, because of the British Helmet... and we do some tests, and we fix and find the right way to put Mad Jack send a arrow... I saw Mad Jack trowing a arrow... I saw that... After that, all figures are submit to this software to check the moviment, and if the pose isnt artificial, and if is relax or strenght... I believe in our work, and We do this with the maxium of rigor... Im a very demand person... And I put in RPmodels the some demands that I put in my work...

    Dont worry about the comment... For me every comment, idea, tip are important... I try to find in words the best way to improve and the best to grow up... And I do this in my private life... So dont worry Mr. Gary, for me everthing is alright, there arent no problem...

    About the 3D... Well this is something new, but ist the same... there arent a good way to develop and create figures... The 3D isnt best then the normal sculpture... Its just a way to develop sculptures... But I understand... When things are new we saw the things with some suspection... And Ive something against me... there are people that develop 3 D sculptures and when they are printed, you can see many layers on... Im not doing any critics, because I dont like do critics... This is just a fact... And people when saw RPmodels 3D Sculpture, can think our sculptures are bad... Fortunally, and with time, we are dismitify that... And every day I receive emails from people that buy our figures, and are cruise with them... And ask me when I have more news to told them because they want to buy... And for me this is my Victory... People saw that we are very professional and recognize us has professionals... The 3D is just another way to do sculpture, nothing else... and this is the reality...

    I dont want boried you with more words and I just want to tell you that I preciate your help, and if you know a great hero to develop a sculpture, just tell me...

    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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  4. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Forté

    Thank you for your kind words... Im very happy because you liked...

    Thank you Sir.
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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  5. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Ian

    We are developing the Bader Bust and we flighs in a Sptifire too... Our idea was homenage Douglas Bader in a Spitifire... The Spitfire is a icon of WW2, and because of that, we are developing the 1/9 Spitfire Cockpit... The details are AMMMMMMAAAAAZZZZIIINNNGGGGGG.... Give me just more days, and I will post in here for you can see...

    Thank you.
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
  6. Nemo Member

    Looks very "computer-like"? Sculptor?
  7. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Nemo...

    Thank you for your comment...

    This is a 3D sculpture... In RPmodels we just do everthing in 3D ... The name of the sculptor is RPmodels Team, because who develop Douglas Bader was the people that work in RPmodels...

    Thank you Sir.
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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  8. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Wow, my opinion for what it's worth is it's just superb, this is raising the bar in figure detail, just amazing.
    Regards
    Chris.

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  9. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Gary,
    I'm going out on a limb here and as I don't know of Bader I'm probably just guessing, but do you think that the thumbs-up is not part of his character? Do you think something more along the lines of holding the pipe in his mouth pose is possibly more representative of the man? Just my thoughts sitting on the sidelines, but again I think the quality is superb.
    Regards
    Chris.

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  10. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Chris, yes I do agree with you about both the pose and the sheer quality of the model. Anyone who does not know of Douglas Bader should do themselves a favour and watch "Reach for the Sky" on you tube. the whole movie is there, it starred Kenneth More and he spent a great deal of time with Bader to get the mannerisms and characterisations right. Also o you tube there are various documentaries and an episode of This is Your Life.
    Regarding the debate about computer generated models, I don't think 3D printing will replace us hands on sculptors for the same reason that photographs didn't replace painting. The element of human inspiration, the "what if I do this?" isn't there (and yes I am clutching at straws). However, it would be interesting to see a collaboration between hands on sculpting and computer generation.
    Best wishes, Gary.
  11. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Chris...

    Thank you Sir for your synpathic words... You are very kind Sir... I hope in the end, you will be cruise with this...

    Thank you Sir.
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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  12. tock24 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Spitfire, Hurricane......who cares! He flew both! If you look at photo's in the biography on him by Paul Brickhill you can also find him in a Messerschmitt 109 [under guard, of course. He was a prisoner by then!] Either way, I think this will set a new standard for busts [without taking anything away from the wonderful works of Smudger!!]
    BR
    Ian
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  13. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Ian

    What can I say... Your support make RPmodels and me more stronger... But for other hand, I have the obligation do be better... I will do everthing that I can do for develp this model in the best way... I already ask to my people to take some photos of the cockpit... Today when I open my mail box, I had 17 emails ask me to send some photos of the cockpit... LOL... LOL... LOL... I will put some wips... but this is just WIPS... LOL... LOL... LOL...

    Thank you for everthing... THANK YOU...

    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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  14. bogusman53 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just the cockpit alone will be amazing, with a beautiful perspex canopy!! I have read a number of books about Airfix and they did plan to make 1/16 or 1/24 scale Gun turrets from heavy bombers but unfortunately it was never got past the planning stage and was not to be, a Lanc or Wellington or even the Ball turret from a B17 would have been great!
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  15. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    The best people to ask for information about Bader's Spitfire and Hurricane would be the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
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  16. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. bogusman53

    Thank you Sir for your comment... We are prepare new things... And I can assure they are different and you will liked... But first lets do this one first, because Ive many people want him with a 1/9 cockpit... A lot of people....

    I will keep inform.

    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
  17. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Garyhiggins

    Thank you for the information... We will try to contact them to see if can send us more photos... We have many, many photos... But information is always important...

    Thank you Sir...
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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  18. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hugo please just call me Gary :). You asked if I could think of any other freat British heroes for a project, how about Guy Gibson VC of Dambusters fame?
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  19. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I have agree with Gary the stance is just not Bader (especially the thumbs up pose), the work done on this digital sculpture is flawless and you are to be congratulated on some very fine work, but please reconsider the pose as this would make this fine sculpture exceptional.

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    -Rich
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  20. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Rich

    Thank you sir for your comment.

    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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