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Typhoon pilot 200mm from Mitches Military Models

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Typhoon pilot 200mm from Mitches Military Models
Posted by Thunderball on Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:55 PM

I've been working on this figure for a while. It's given me fits. I'm not sure what happened to this cast but there was large gaps at the shoulder joint and the arms didn't match the torso at all. There was also lines cast in on his back and legs as if the mold was mismatche. I corrected the fit of the arms with styrene rod and super glue and pushed Milliput into the seams and resculpted. 



 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Thunderball on Saturday, August 21, 2021 10:01 PM
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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 22, 2021 5:26 AM

Nice work on that so far. I've only done 1 Mitches bust, their hans Rudel V bust, and had no issues with it. But i know a few figure/bust modellers from the club i am in and they usually have some sort of issue with them.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 22, 2021 5:33 AM

Nice job on the joint.  Looking forward to the rest of you build.  We don't get enough figures on these forums.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 22, 2021 9:22 PM

Nice work on getting all the seams filled and cleaned up! 

I agree with John, we don't get enough figures here. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 23, 2021 6:39 AM

Figure painting is quite popular here in the UK and western Europe. There are a few in the model club i belong to and they produce stunning work. But they all seem to only paint figures, usually after migrating from the plastic kits we build. It seems to be almost a hobby within a hobby and they are a close knit bunch. I think most of them hang out on planet figure. There is one guy who makes the masters that he then sends off to be turned into molds. Its truly amazing seeing a lump of putty wrapped around some wire tunred into a highly detailed figure.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, August 23, 2021 8:35 AM

I agree, I would like to see more figure kits here, too.  Here are some that I built 10 - 15 years ago.  Wonder Woman came out especially nice, and it was fun improvising the Robots with Girls figures.  I haven't built any for a long time, opting for simpler plastic kits.  But I should take a deep breath, and plunge into another one to see if I can still do it justice.

https://culttvman.com/main/chuck-lassens-figure-kits/

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 23, 2021 11:23 AM

Those are fantastic Chuck! I remember the Wonder Woman, she came out great!

Love Robbie and Altair and the Creature with Julie. I have that Creature figure myself, really need to get the darn thing built.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, August 23, 2021 12:02 PM

Thanks, Gamera!  I was lucky, somehow years ago I found that limited edition Robby kit.  It came with black chrome plating, which I thought gave it a special extra touch, so I used it "as is" and did not attempt to paint it.  The resin girl figures are from a garage shop called "Jimmy Flintstone".  I got all of that from CultTVMan, an excellent vendor.

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Posted by knox on Monday, August 23, 2021 12:19 PM

That’s looking really sharp.  I do enjoy the few figure wip threads we get.  Thanks for posting.    

                knox 

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Posted by Thunderball on Monday, August 23, 2021 12:27 PM
Some shading done… not real happy with at the moment but I’ll keep at it .
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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 23, 2021 9:46 PM

Bish

Nice work on that so far. I've only done 1 Mitches bust, their hans Rudel V bust, and had no issues with it. But i know a few figure/bust modellers from the club i am in and they usually have some sort of issue with them.

 

Thats an interesting comment Bish, I have been looking at his site and was planning on buying some. Forewarned is forearmed!

 

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 23, 2021 9:47 PM

Fantastic work Chuck!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 23, 2021 9:50 PM

You're doing great Thunderball. The leather work is very convincing. I have one of those flying jackets and your work compares bloody well.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 23, 2021 11:32 PM

Looking good! 

You might try a dark brown wash on the leather jacket. And a lighter wash on the fur texture. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 2:38 AM

Dodgy

 

 
Bish

Nice work on that so far. I've only done 1 Mitches bust, their hans Rudel V bust, and had no issues with it. But i know a few figure/bust modellers from the club i am in and they usually have some sort of issue with them.

 

 

 

Thats an interesting comment Bish, I have been looking at his site and was planning on buying some. Forewarned is forearmed!

 

 

There are a couple of British army figures on their i would like, from N Ireland and the Falklands. I think i will get them soon as figures for those conflicts are limited, so will let you know how they look.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by Thunderball on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 11:54 AM

Gamera

Looking good! 

You might try a dark brown wash on the leather jacket. And a lighter wash on the fur texture. 

 

 

I have only done the base coat on his jacket...it will be shaded and highlighted as well. At the moment, I'm working on the parachute straps.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 9:50 PM

I think that you're on the right track, especially that brown on his flight jacket.  It's starting to look like a well worn or distressed leather.  Looking forward to your next posting.  Do you mind if I ask what paints you"re using?

TJS

TJS

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Posted by Thunderball on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 8:46 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

I think that you're on the right track, especially that brown on his flight jacket.  It's starting to look like a well worn or distressed leather.  Looking forward to your next posting.  Do you mind if I ask what paints you"re using?

TJS

 

I use Tamiya Acrylic for base coats and oils for shading and dry brushing.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:16 AM

Thunderball

 

 
Gamera

Looking good! 

You might try a dark brown wash on the leather jacket. And a lighter wash on the fur texture. 

 

 

 

 

I have only done the base coat on his jacket...it will be shaded and highlighted as well. At the moment, I'm working on the parachute straps.

 

Sorry, last thing I'd do is try to tell you how to build your own model. My apologies... Embarrassed

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Thunderball on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:49 AM

Gamera

 

 
Thunderball

 

 
Gamera

Looking good! 

You might try a dark brown wash on the leather jacket. And a lighter wash on the fur texture. 

 

 

 

 

I have only done the base coat on his jacket...it will be shaded and highlighted as well. At the moment, I'm working on the parachute straps.

 

 

 

Sorry, last thing I'd do is try to tell you how to build your own model. My apologies... Embarrassed

 

 

 

its all good ...I appreciate all comments

 

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