Kit: From Scratch (1:72)
I'm back with some mechanics figures to go with Belgian and A.E.F. airplanes.
Almost completed, save minor details here and there.Quite a few others in the
Made as described in my earlier post on small scale figures.
I hope you might be interested in publishing pictures in your gallery of
several of my home made figures of pilots and ground crew from WW I.
Tired of waiting for them being made by any manufacturer, I finally decided to
make my own
from bits and pieces, milliput and (or) any material that suits, including a
lot of research.
Time-consuming and therefore still not entirely finished but in the end a lot
cheaper and how rewarding!
Please find three pictures of my figure in 1/72 scale of well-known Belgian
WWI pilot Edmond Thieffry.
A photo of Thieffry, his left foot resting on a wheel of his Nie 23 (published
in an old review of IPMS Belgium), gave me the inspiration.
Built as usual around bits and pieces, mostly from Preiser, completely rebuilt
anatomy and posture (one has to take the pose himselsf to arrived at,
notwithstanding mockery from one's spouse and children).
Uniform and details built from Milliput, extensively reworked folds and
creases, hair and moustache from putty. I lost his right foot in the process,
almost finished though.