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WIP U.S Navy Pilot 1941-43

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    elanlane13, armorer, LVM and 21 others like this.
  2. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Top class painting! Love it! (y)
    Cheers,
    Zeno :)
  3. Adrien Campbell Active Member

    Wow, excellent painting John! And I really enjoy Nino's work as well, so winning combination to view.

    Stupid question: what is his right arm/hand up to?

    Regards,

    Adrien
  4. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    John....how can you even see his eyes at that scale at your age? Excellent!

    Cokin
  5. Kisifer Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    That's really a gem. I like it a lot. Nicely done John.

    Xenofon
  6. oldtrousers Active Member

    Fantastic figure and paint work!
  7. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    very good one.
  8. Chris Mortimer Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Another amazing paint job mate. As always it's neigh impossible to pick an element to mention but the colour of the overall's is great and is my favorite part of this figure. That may sound odd but it has that perfect 'worn/lived in' look to it. Your work always makes me want to crack out the brushes and get to it!!
  9. bwildfong Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Love this figure and your rendition of it is sensational John - the wrinkles have been accented perfectly and the face is stunning.

    Not a stupid question at all Adrien - I think he's meant to be grasping/leaning against the propeller of a fighter (Corsair, Hellcat, etc.) - may be an idea for a wedgie in there somewhere. Personally, I think I'll re-sculpt that hand to have him holding up fingers to indicate the kills from his latest mission (I don't trust my plane modelling skills enough to try a wedgie although even sculpting 3 l'il ol' fingers may stretch me to the limit as well...;) )

    Thanks for sharing John - ordering mine up right now!

    Cheers,

    Brian
  10. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great work here. I like this one a lot. (y)






    Steve Deyo
  11. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Zeno
    tiberius57 likes this.
  12. John Belcher A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Adrien, not a stupid question mate. The pilots right arm is to rest against a prop of a corsiar or Hellcat etc..... Will post a picture from which the sculpt is taken from.
  13. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Here is an illustration ,which the figure is based on.
    03. US Marine Corps pilot colour plate (567x800).jpg
  14. Adrien Campbell Active Member

    John - thanks so much for following up. Makes sense and looks like will make a very nice wedgie.

    Brian - like the idea! Given my love for this figure I may move to do a thumbs up gesture...

    Regards,

    Adrien
  15. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Cokin, I use my reading glasses and a opti visor, would be know good with out them these days.
    Regards, John
  16. John Belcher A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Kisifer,appreciate the kind words.
    Regards,
    John
  17. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks old trousers
  18. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Stephan
  19. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hey Chris, thanks mate, really appreciate your words.
    Regards,
    John
  20. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful brush work on this pilot John (y)!

    Joe

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