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WIP Elan13 (EL81) RAF Pilot with dog WW2 75mm 1/24

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Steve Brodie, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Latest project for me (hopefully not as long as the last one :ROFLMAO: ) is this fantastic rendition of a RAF Pilot in a relaxed pose with his ever faithful Hound, looking at the sculpt a Cocker Spaniel. Parts primed and ready to go;

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    Base coated the life jacket in white, wish i had done this on my Bader figure!;


    Next a base coat of Dark Yellow


    and then, Ice yellow added to lighten things up


    Masked and his trousers and lower jacket airbrushed in blue


    Thanks for looking in.
  2. Nap Forum Moderator

    Hi Steve

    Fine looking piece from Mr Lane

    "If" I did legs Robs releases would all be in my cabinets ...but just have to suffer with his busts !

    Following with interest

  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looking good Steve and nice to know what colours you are using for the uniforms.
    Great idea
  4. elanlane13 A Fixture

    Great start Steve.
  5. clrsgt A Fixture

    Good start. Thanks also for the showing the colors used.
  6. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    All the main colours blocked in, time to bring some life to the garments

  7. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    No better way to spend a quiet couple of hours painting his jacket, wife out with mother in law, kids revising (that's wht they said) . Netflix on the TV and a bottle of quality beer
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  8. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Colour palette for the jacket;


    And on the figure;

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    Next up , the life jacket
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  9. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Found some great references for the Mae west, at Cosford airshow. the re-en actor very kindly let me take a photo of him wearing one. what i did deduce was that they are not as yellow as i thought, more of a khaki colour. even so from the pictures you can see they change shade depending on the light. Also great to understand why they had army uniforms on and not air force ones.

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  10. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    The plan last night was to paint his Mae west, but as it was torrential outside, and i didn't fancy getting soaked going to the paint store (Kids old playhouse) to get the paint i would need. So instead decided to paint his jacket and trousers. Various washes of highlights and shadows have been painted and when finished an overall glaze/wash of the original colour to tone it all down and tie it all together. Then a coat of AK Interactive Ultra Matt Varnish was added.

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  11. Chris Oldfield Active Member

    Lovely paint job so far, especially on the Irvin jacket & Mae West.

  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Excellent painting and looking forward to more.
  13. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Got to repaint the Mae- West :-( needs to be a lot duller
  14. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Mae west painted up last night. Also added a satin varnish to his Irvin Jacket, which was a bit worrying at first as it seemed very dark ,but over night the jacket has gone back to its original shades - phew;





    Mae West;



  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Hi Steve

    This is already a nice figure ...and it's not finished ... like the leatherwork and the Mae West

    Great to see the colours and WP as well

    Thanks for sharing

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  17. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Face painted and head attached to the body, hat next though may re do his right eye, dunno yet

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  18. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Need to add his pipe
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Really coming together now Steve looks very period for sure

    Thanks for sharing

  20. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    WIP - Hat painted and pipe added, need to touch up the pipe, also need to redefine his right eye and then find a plinth for him and his dog.

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