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WWI German pilot uniform color?
Posted by Daywalker on Saturday, August 16, 2008 7:35 AM
CAn anyone give me a basic uniform color for a WWI German pilot?  I am getting ready to paint one to go along with a recent 1/48 A/C build and I do not have much experience with figures.  TIA! Thumbs Up [tup]

Frank 

 

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  • From: Iowa
Posted by Hans von Hammer on Saturday, August 16, 2008 9:50 AM
A pilot in the Luftstreitkräfte  usually retained the uniform and rank of his prior service.  Most were Army uniforms.  A mouse gray will do it for the walking out uniform... Is your pilot figure wearing the uniform or a flightsuit?  Flightsuits in WW1 are a different animal, ranging from coveralls to fur suits that make a pilot look like h's wearing a gorilla suit..   

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  • From: South Central Wisconsin
Posted by Daywalker on Saturday, August 16, 2008 9:57 AM

Hans-

Thanks for the quick reply!  I am doing the Model Cellar figure of Werner Voss in his standard uniform, like this:

photo courtesy of The Model Cellar

I am planning on using Vallejo colors, so if you could point me in a general direction with a color call-out for their paints, that would really help too! Big Smile [:D]

Frank 

 

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  • From: League City, Texas
Posted by sfcmac on Saturday, August 16, 2008 10:56 AM
That's going to be cool Frank!  Vallejo colors? Are they pretty good? I'm really trying to improve on my figures. Those WW I crates are giving me the heeby jeebies! This guy looks like he is wearing Model Master Afrika Korps colors with a face done in oils.
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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Saturday, August 16, 2008 11:38 AM

#907 Pale gray-blue looks about right to me, if monitor colors can be trusted...

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Saturday, August 16, 2008 7:40 PM
Thanks Hans, I'll check that color out tomorrow at my LHS.  MUCH appreciated! Thumbs Up [tup]

Frank 

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Saturday, August 16, 2008 9:06 PM

Remember that is a 1/32 scale figure (or larger) that was used for the prototype figure. The 1/48 scale figure will have less detail.

 

Stachel...unconfirmed by Armee means unconfirmed!!!!

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Posted by Daywalker on Saturday, August 16, 2008 10:14 PM
Thanks Stephen, I'll keep that in mind.  Though I must admit, with my mediocre (at best!) figure painting skills, he'll be lucky to still look like a Jasta pilot in the end! Dunce [D)]

Frank 

 

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Posted by ModelCellar on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 8:08 AM

Hi Stephen  (and others),

You said "the 1/32 figure (or larger) was used as the prototype".  I'm guessing you are referring to the technique of sculpting something large and 'pantographing' it down.  That is common for injection molding.  However, this is not the case for our figures. 

Both the 1/48 and 1/32 Voss figures were sculpted completely from scratch by Mike Good.  They were sculpted EXACTLY in the size that they come in the box.  That is, the resin casting is an EXACT reproduction of the original artwork.  ...and in fact, the 1/48 figure was done first!!  Then, I said to Mike we need one for the 1/32 scale kit, and so he followed up with a second sculpt. 

Amazingly, there is no less detail on the 1/48 compared to the 1/32.  ...and for a sculptor to sculpt the same figure twice, IN 2 DIFERENT SCALES, and have them come out so similar is truly amazing!  When you think about THAT, it really hits home that Mike is truly a master at what he does, and gives a new appreciation of his sculpting talent.

I hope you, and everyone here, enjoys our figures!?!  We have more 1/48, 1/32 and 1/12 busts coming, so keep watching our website (www.Modelcellar.com).  Keep up the FANTASTIC WWI modeling.

Regards,

Paul

 

 

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  • From: South Central Wisconsin
Posted by Daywalker on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 6:15 PM
Thanks for stopping in Paul!  I am quite impressed with the detail in my 1/48 scale figure, and plan to get more for some other builds. Thumbs Up [tup]

Frank 

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Sunday, August 24, 2008 1:18 PM

Thanks Paul,

Its always great to hear from you.  I have always enjoyed Mike Good's works. You are absolutely correct in your assement of his skills.

 

Stachel...unconfirmed by Armee means unconfirmed!!!!

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, August 25, 2008 4:02 PM
 Hans von Hammer wrote:

#907 Pale gray-blue looks about right to me, if monitor colors can be trusted...

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/

 

Hans- I finally made it over to my LHS that carries Vallejo.  Believe it or not, out of the hundreds of bottles in stock (all racks were full except 907) then one I need was OOS? Grumpy [|(]

Frank 

 

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  • From: Iowa
Posted by Hans von Hammer on Monday, August 25, 2008 4:18 PM
BTDT...

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Posted by Slougo on Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:34 PM
The Wool socks on Voss confuse me, are they Burgundy wool or a green wool?
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Posted by Slougo on Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:35 PM
What color was band on Voss's cap, Black or Green?
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