WIP RAF Pilot WW2 1/6th bust.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Geoff Charman, May 22, 2020.

  1. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I received Gordon Mitchell's latest in the post this week, and I was really impressed with it. Cracking sculpting by Moz Corry with some lovely textures on the flying jacket and its wool lining. The pilot's face is just as you would expect with that of a newly passed pilot joining his first squadron.

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    Virtually any cleaning up is at the back of the one piece bust but I did drill out and shape the over nose leather piece on the goggles.

    Now washed and primed waiting for some paint to be slapped on.

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    Cheers
    Geoff
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Geoff

    Knock knock, door opens , parcel on floor , picked up and on the bench ...that's quick !

    Nice start ..accurate drilling there

    Look forward to seeing more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  3. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    You know me Nap 3 busts is a large GA for me, I thought it would look better if it was drilled and shaped.

    Just painted the eyes and waiting for the gloss varnish to dry before continuing with the face.

    Nice lot of leather work with seams to play about with.

    Have a good weekend

    Geoff
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  4. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Following along, as the postman dropped my parcel off this afternoon (a PITA to pick up as I cannot bend my back:mad:, will put a little table next to my door so it will be easier for me to pick up in future)
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  5. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Welcome LH, hope your back problem is temporary and will be better soon.

    Cheers
    Geoff
  6. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately the back problem will always remain a problem (is genetic malfunction, can only hope it does not get worse from now on).
    Nonetheless we must keep getting up when falling down, or as the Chinese say: the only way to fail is by not getting up when you fall. Now listening to BB King praying Lucille
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  7. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    So sorry to hear that mate, still we have a great hobby to keep us being positive and your music is great.

    All the best and stay safe
    Geoff
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  8. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I painted the face flesh this morning in my usual Artist's oils after I had used acrylics yesterday evening to paint the eyes.

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    Just spotted a couple of things that need to be done before paint dries and to add the light spots to the eyes.

    That's it for today,

    Stay safe guys
    Geoff
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Geoff

    Young looking face there which is what's needed

    Good start

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  10. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Nap, pleased it came out like that, more tomorrow with a bit of luck.

    Now for a glass of wine and a read.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  11. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    A bit more base colour added yesterday and before I start with some Artist's oils on the flying helmet today.

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    Cheers
    Geoff
  12. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking great. Geoff. Could I ask, how did you paint the goggle lenses?
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  13. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice work Geoff
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  14. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thank you Richard,, that is my mistake, I forgot the helmet colour was going to be a darker brown so will have to repaint the lenses.

    I painted the lens area the finished leather colour, then darken the area around the inner padded area, when dry add the helmet seam lines. Next paint the lenses a very weak light grey wash with a flat brush and leave to dry, if it looks OK then no need to add another very thin coat. Next add a coat of gloss varnish with flat brush, leave to dry, then with a flat brush add some white paint extremely sparingly the the highlight area, DO NOT over do it, when dry gloss varnish again, Good luck.

    Geoff
  15. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Gordon, super bust mate.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  16. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks Geoff, I arrived at a similar technique some time ago with a German ski trooper that I was working on at the time, a bit smaller scale then your bust though. Keep picking it up, looking at it and scratching my head, wondering if there was a better way (as you do). Am my own worst critic!
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Geoff

    Very nice indeed mate ...I think you should make the scarf his college/university colours ...like Eton or Cambridge

    Nice work on those goggles works well

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  18. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks mate, I was thinking that, should have to look up the colours.

    Cheers
    Geoff
  19. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Neat Artist's oils applied, Burnt Sienna first,

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    Then Vandyke Brown stippled over the still wet coat,

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    Followed by Burnt Umber,

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    The seams were run along with a damp tip of a brush to remove most of the paint to show the stained undercoat.

    Will now wait for all the coats to dry before continuing.

    Cheers
    Geoff
  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking very good Geoff. An excellent start.
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