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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Full-Body Jet Fighter Pilots

I have been talking with Rocco about distributing these pilot figures within the US, and I wanted to get some consumer feedback before either of us make a large investment.

So take a look at the video below and let me know what you all think.
Is there a market for full-body, full resin, hand painted pilots?

They weigh 58 grams, 120mm high, 45mm wide.

FIGHTER PILOTS BY ROCCO LEO (1 min 28 sec)


Any and all feedback is appreciated

Pictures do not do this pilot full justice. The level of detail and texture on this is outstanding. Metal buckles shine, shoe laces are in place, one can even see and feel the stitching on the harness. Pens are in place on the arm (shoulder) pocket, gun is holstered, flight map on lap, etc.

additional pictures:
http://rlvjets.webs.com/apps/photos/...bumid=12389565


Depending on the level of response, the first batch of pilots should be ready to ship before April; and these pilots will be available at SEFF.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:47 PM
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I think they look great. The oxygen hose looks like it sticks out a little too much? I'd still buy one.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:28 PM
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These look nice, would be good to know the "sitting height" ie: from butt to top of helmet and projected price.

Just a passing impression from years in the cockpit.........we never sat bolt upright against the seat like these guys, rather we were leaning slightly forward with head and shoulders not back against the headrest. So for a more realistic "look" they need to be leaning a bit forward.....
(Look at inflight shots of real fighters)
The posture on so many of the pilots in the cockpit of guys models look like they have assumed the brace for ejection.....
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Cost will be up next week; thanks for patience!
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If the 120 mm is sitting height, they seem to be a perfect 1/12 scale.

Beautiful workmanship.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:53 AM
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120mm is the sitting height. The scale works for approx 1/10 to 1/12; I will pass along your compliments to Rocco
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:39 PM
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That is exactly the size I've been looking for. Consider me in. Will you post a link to the sales page/website when you are ready?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:51 AM
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but are they articulated? thats a big plus, position them as far forward as you like, or not. beautiful pilots.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:02 PM
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but are they articulated? thats a big plus, position them as far forward as you like, or not. beautiful pilots.
From the looks of them they are moulded solid........about as inflexible as my ex-wife

Maybe some more info will be posted?
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Mike is correct, stiff as his ex-wife (j/k)
Perhaps it might be possible with a newer design, but these are not articulated.

I am currently working on the sales page now, will be up and going by the end of today and I will post links
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