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Newbie with a question

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by SteveW, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. SteveW New Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Hi everyone,
    I have just joined the forum. I have been modelling for many years, I have done a lot of plastic and also quite a few wooden ships but this is the first venture into figures. I have just received the RP Model "Douglas Bader in a Spitfire cockpit". I have a question regarding this particular model. It appears that he is wearing his overall that is very often seen in photos of him. What was the colour of the overall ? I see from a review in this forum that it was a kind of a "yellowish" type of colour but I may be wrong. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve
    First off welcome aboard :)

    I've not seen the model you mention, but believe that Hugo is a member so hopefully he'll chip in at some point.
    Bader was a pre-war aerobatic pilot and like many often wore the white overalls which were used. These were seen in photo's of pilots up till about 1940 and I understand were a sign of status amongst pilots.
    I've attached a link about RAF flying dress which has some useful information to keep you amused 'til you get a definitive answer

    Cheers
    Paul

    https://www.aerosociety.com/Assets/...cal History/2014-01_Rood_Aircrew_clothing.pdf
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    BIG WELCOME from me good to have you here

    Hope you found the review of use

    Here's a original Sidcot suit similar to Baders

    image.jpeg

    Nap
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  4. SteveW New Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Thanks Paul and Nap for your welcome and for the information that you gave, very much appreciated.
    Regards
    Steve
  5. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
  6. SteveW New Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Well I finished my first figure and I am quite pleased with how it turned out, especially the leather parts. Still have a lot to learn though when I look at the quality of some of the figures on the forum, but I did it for my enjoyment and really enjoyed it. 20180428_090138.jpg
    I was really impressed with the quality of this kit and in fact have bought my next one, the Harald Hardrada bust which I have already started. Hope you like my first effort.
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  7. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Dear Steve
    Nice work, please don't forget to give : at least size, material, maker's name
    Remember +/- 1000 makers on the market

    Best
  8. SteveW New Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Apologies for the lack of info, the kit is made by RP Models and is 1/10 scale. I painted it using enamels and acrylics.
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  9. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    So, from Bader to Harold Hadrada in one fell swoop!

    No wonder this place keeps you interested, you never know what people are going to do next!
  10. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Oh, and welcome aboard while I'm at it.

    Remember no such thing as a daft question. We all have them.
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  11. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve,
    Welcome aboard nice job on Bader(y). Usuthu!
    cheers
    Richie
  12. SteveW New Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    I have almost finished the 1/10 scale Harald Hardrada bust from RP Models. This is only the 2nd figure that I have done and I really enjoyed the experience.
    Hugo, you have certainly produced a masterpiece here, I just hope I did it justice.

    Attached Files:

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  13. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Hi Steve, how did you get on with the cockpit decals, are they individual (as per decals for aircraft models) or do you need to cut each one out from a continuous sheet of decal paper, if you know what i mean.

    Ta
  14. SteveW New Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Hi Steve,
    I actually got on very well with them, they are individual and they went on very well. Just cut them very close to the edge so that they fit in the raised bevel.
    Regards
    Steve
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  15. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Steve, that Harald bust looks really good for your second figure!.....you are picking this up very quickly.

    Good work.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  16. SteveW New Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Thanks Jeff, I really enjoyed painting the Harald bust, it is really a top kit.
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