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WIP Hellenic Airforce - Pilot

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by legend69, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Everyone,

    I have not been inspired for some time, however I have finally found my Groove, by going to my roots. I began participating in this hobby by making small tanks and planes, so after 20 years (of figure making and painting) I thought I would make a plane :eek: . Simultaneously I wanted to pay tribute to the pilots of the Hellenic Airforce as well as one of my favorite (and beautiful) aircraft the A7 – Corsair.

    After getting my hands on a 120mm top gun pilot from verlinden, an idea started to formulate in my mind. It would not be easy, but I believe the final result will be very nice. Anyway enough talk….as always all feedback and comments are welcome.

    Photos, are from the concept stage to where I am tight now. The plane will be painted in the 336 Olympus Squadrons commemorative colors – created to commemorate the last flight of the A7 Corsair worldwide - http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-a-7-corsair-ii-has-finally-takes-its-last-flight-af-1651178309

    As always all comments and feedback are welcome – and apologies for the bad pictures.

    Anthony

    p.s. the camouflaged plane in the First Picture is an A7 in 1/72 scale I made about twenty years ago !!! - just using it to plan the Project.

    p.p.s The irony (contrast) of the Project is that the pilot is from the 1980's - so one of the First to fly this plane, wheras the plane is the last one of its kind to fly.

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  2. Oda A Fixture

    Excellent painting!

    Oda.
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb painting and a great backdrop.
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  4. Ferris A Fixture

    Cool concept. Looking forward to the result!

    Adrian
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  5. john din Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
  6. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That is going to be special like "nose art" in reverse:)

    Great idea, great tribute, well done

    Paul.
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  7. Seraphim Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Great idea with the airplane in the background.
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  8. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Oda, Bob, Adrian, John, Paul and Seraphim,

    Thanks for your encouragement and comments. I just hope the plane does justice to the entire project !!! :nailbiting: :nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting:

    Anthony

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  9. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Great idea and superb work on the pilot. I also love the element of irony!

    Cheers

    Huw
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  10. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think Huw the element of irony is more 'aluminium y' :) ;)

    Paul
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  11. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Great work on the pilot and plane model. I always liked this offering from Verlinden.
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  12. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi everyone. Thanks for all your kind words. A bit more progress on the plane....still lots to do....but its looking nice if i say so myself....

    Thanks for looking

    Anthony

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