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M.Brindos

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I found a lone pilot figure in an old treasure box I have from childhood. I don't know what kit it came from, but it was mostly painted okay. Seems I was still working on clean blocking at the time I stashed this guy.

I decided to update it a bit with some scratch building. I've added new goggle straps, radio headphones, and I'm building a seat to proper dimensions because he came molded to one and I'm not going to try and carve him out of it. Not quite ready to try that depth of re-sculpting yet lol.

I cleaned off most of the old paint with Testors paint thinner and had to stop and let the figure rest for a day because the solvent was a bit strong for the old Monogram plastic and it started to melt a bit.

I then proceeded to remove the helmet details so I could rebuild them more accurately.

Since he's molded to a seat I figured that this time it would be easier to just build up a more realistic seat under him than to try and cut it off of him. That creates a whole new list of problems to overcome and, as stated, I'm not ready for that yet.







Looks like I've still got some more cleaning up to do on the figure himself. I will shave the headphones down a bit and scale them down a little more, finish up the back of the seat and finalize the shape, begin blocking, and then add the seat belts (Or belts first then blocking).

It's hard to see where this figure needs to be reshaped because of the old silver plastic. Its not the same color overall and I have a feeling this one figure is going to take a few rounds of primer as it reveals its flaws.

Stay tuned my friends. When I'm done with this he'll need a place ti sit, but will probably end up with my other misfit figures and just sit at the back of my desk till he's needed.

At least he'll be looking good while he does it lol.  [biggrin]
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He's primed, blocked, and I've started laying on thin layers of my base flesh tone. Its looking a bit sloppy right now, but it'll clean up nicely by the time I'm done.  [smile]
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Kpnuts

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That's looking great, a vast improvement from his start.
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TedUSA

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glad you are posting this. I am definitely interested in doing figures for my kits/dioramas. very interesting work!
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M.Brindos

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Once I get back to work on this figure he's going to look a lot better than he does now lol. Sorry that I keep getting distracted Ted. lol that's just the way of it sometimes, right?
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Once I get back to work on this figure he's going to look a lot better than he does now lol. Sorry that I keep getting distracted Ted. lol that's just the way of it sometimes, right?


absolutely. artists operate on all kinds of levels and under their own timeline as you know. seems strange to everyone except them!

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