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USAS AMERICAN PILOT 1918

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, May 18, 2015.

  1. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    USAS 01 AMERICAN PILOT 1918
    I have just recently completed the box art painting of this excellent 1/32 scale figure,sculpted by Benoit Chauchies for David Allen of Wings Cockpit Figures. The figure has been sculpted ,so as to be leaning against his aircraft. The figure is sculpted in the likeness of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.
    Figure available at; david.allen@wingscockpitfigures.com
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  2. m@rp Active Member

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    Very nice painting job John
    as always
    Pascal
  3. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    Lovely work John.(y)
  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That is some paintwork, superb.
    I know what to aim for. (deep sigh) :)
    Regards
    Bob
  5. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Super nice work on this one John!
  6. m@rp Active Member

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    Belgium
    Hi John,
    1)What is your base base mix color for the uniform?
    2) Do you work with lightning on base mix color on upper folds and also (of course) on umbers?
    This last cause I ask myself questions as I see many figs all arounds the the forums and contest reports with almost no contrast (base, light, umber) but with more umber contrast? What could you say about that?
    Thanks
    Pascal
  7. Redcap A Fixture

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    That is fabulous! All we need now is a SPAD XIII or Nieuport 28 in 1/32 from Wingnuts to lean him against. Incredible likeness of Rickenbacker in small 1/32 scale.
    Love it!
    Gary
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  8. Mike S. Well-Known Member

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    Splendid job. Excellent likeness.
  9. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Pascal
    Regards,
    John:)
  10. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Carl.
    Regards,
    John:)
  11. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Bob.Glad you like him.
    Regards,
    John:)
  12. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Mike.
    Regards,
    John:)
  13. Macca G Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Beautiful work John, hard to believe its 54mm
  14. John Belcher A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Pascal, I used Vallejo English Uniform as for the base color of the uniform and small amounts of Andrea Dark Green and Jo Sonja Burnt Umber. For the highlights I added Jo Sonja white and for the shadows Jo Sonja Black and Burnt Umber.
    Regards,
    John:)
  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    John
    Thanks for that, I have found the AK interactive colour's 'WWIBritish uniform set' too dark for the shade and too light on the highlight. I am glad you have put this up as I will try this on the next one.

    Cheer's
    Bob(y)
  16. bonehead A Fixture

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    United-States
    Hobbycraft has had a quite good Spad XIII kit available for many years. It is not a Wingnuts kit, but I would say that it is right behind them in quality. Then Roden do a very nice Nieuport 28 kit, also in 1/32nd scale......
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  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

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  18. John Bowery A Fixture

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    John,
    Very well done and great colour on the boots.
    Cheers
    John
  19. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Gary:)
    Regards,
    John.
  20. John Belcher A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Mike:)
    Regards,
    John.
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