Check out my new pilot!

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by STEVE THE SWEDE, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Well, here he is. 1:24 Airfix Harrier pilot body which seems to be the pilot used for the studio model. Scratch built helmet made from miliputt.
    Anybody want to take a guess what he's supossed to fly.? One hint, the one provided with this kit is faaaaaaar from studio accurate. ;)


    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/pilot-1.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/pilot-3.jpg[/image]

    I hope you like the ugly little *.

    Steve.
     
  2. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's an X-Wing pilot, folks, believe it or not. Vey accurate to the studio model Good job.
     
  3. 1138

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    I'd say that's the Red 2 pilot - schweet. :thumbsup :thumbsup Very nice sculpt of the helmet.

    If I guessed right do I win a casting of him (or at least his head)?? Pleeaassee :p
     
  4. Less than Super Ostrich

    Less than Super Ostrich Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean accurate for the scale model or accurate from the "in cockpit pictures" of wedge and luke?
     
  5. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    scale model.
     
  6. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    VERY cool steve :)

    Nathan
     
  7. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Thanks a lot guys. Yeah, Treadwell is right. That's my attempt at a SS X-wing pilot. Well, at least the figure they used in the cockpit of Red-2, not sure what the rest of them had in the driver seats.

    Here he is again, right behind he's office desk. :) Stay tuned for more pics of the soon to be finsihed fighter.

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/pilot-4.jpg[/image]

    Cheers,

    Steve.
     
  8. Spiker

    Spiker Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great work ... Your Pilot looks nice and very accurate. Keep it up .

    Philip
     
  9. Boba Flint

    Boba Flint Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks good. Everything I've seen shows the Airfix piolot used in all the X-wings and Tie Fighters.
     
  10. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Looking good bud..

    I can't wait to see the rest.

    Lynn
     
  11. Clerval

    Clerval Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh, excellent piece of work, I'd think you had a good few shots of the real deal. Care to talk up the creation a bit? I imagine it was pretty straight-forward, but any stories to tell?

    Thanks for sharing this... inspirational little *, id'n'e?
     
  12. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Thanks again all.

    Actually there's not that much to say. Yes, I did have some fairly good ref pics of the pilot. Since I never liked the look of the CC Luke figure I decided to try and build one like they really looked in the Studio models instead. It's the first time I've ever sculpted anything so I'm pretty happy with how the helmet turned out.

    Steve.
     
  13. Clerval

    Clerval Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well sweet first time shot, you should be happy with the helmet. I've seen a few pics around yet never really wanted to jump on this... silly I guess. Though, I've thought of doing one up for a Viper, using the original pilots and their paint schemes for the '78 Galactica fighters.

    Matter of fact, I got to talking about the 'screen' or 'scrutiny' reasoning behind certain builds with a friend just today. I think this is just cool and will fill both areas (i.e. it was on screen but veeeeery tiny, and under scrutiny some unaware folks may try to dig at it... 'til you to tell them the cool story behind it)

    Great stuff.
     
  14. tk882

    tk882 New Member

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    Yes, it does look just like that... very cool. Thanks for showing it off.
     
  15. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Paint him BLACK and he was also used in the TIE.

    Nice job.
     
  16. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Thanks. Yeah, it seems like the Harrier pilot was used in the TIE's too. Although I think the TIE figure used the original Harrier figure head and not the bike helmet styled one showed here.

    Steve.
     
  17. cocomonk22

    cocomonk22 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great job. :thumbsup
    You should try a SE pilot (with a CG head.)
     

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