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Completed Critique Spitfire pilot 75m/m

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Bowery, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    After my long Medieval Hunter, during my convalescence, I wanted things that would go rather quicker??:) So I went after this pilot in 75m/m. There was a lot of webbing to paint and I found some pictures on the web to help me out.
    No box art involved.
    P7260020.JPG

    Two piece casting with a right arm and the rest. Some clean up required but not much.

    spitfire vpilot1.jpg
    Self made nameplate and looks like it. I may change this out when I display him at a show.

    My usual oil over acrylic with warm grey with Prussian Blue added to suit.;)
    spitfire vpilot2.jpg

    spitfire pilot3.jpg
    Not sure what the white lines are on the boot as they are not on the model????:cry:

    A few flowers added for colour on the simple base.

    spitfire pilot4.jpg


    spitfire pilot5.jpg

    This photo got blurred out a little. I tried for a young face as these guys were hardly out of short pants :D His rank is on his shoulder instead of his sleeve as per the casting. I found references as either or so stayed with the shoulder. Flight Lieutenant. Fr the googles lenses I used a dark blue colour for the tint followed by a coat of liquid floor polish.

    All comments welcome and appreciated.
    So onward and upward to the next Project.:joyful:
    Thanks for taking the time to look.

    Cheers
    John
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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    I like it John! Very nicely painted my friend.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  3. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful work and very nice painting Jonh

    Mobo
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  4. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You have a very neat and crisp painting style that really suits this figure. A good job John.
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  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nice painted pilot.

    Marc
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice painting John, nice blue.
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  7. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nicely done. The casting is wrong. Service dress tunics didn't have epaulettes, the later widely worn battledress tunics did, and rank was worn on the sleeve.

    Mike
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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    As everyone else said John; your painting is as shark as a tack.
    The efforts to make the pilot young looking really paid off. Loverly flesh tones and application.
    Here's to good work and good health JB
    Keith
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  9. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    I thought that I might damage the head so left the casting as it was and left the sleeves blank.
    Thanks for looking and commenting.
    Cheers
    John
  10. swralph A Fixture

    Very nicely painted John:).
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  11. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Well done John. You deserve to be proud of this little beauty.
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