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Old Nov 13, 2004, 11:40 PM
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Perfect Pilots

Here are two pilots I hand painted from PerfectPilots.com. The molds are very detailed and frankly I was a little intimidated about painting them. I ended up very happy with the results.

This pilot flys my Fokker Eindecker.
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 11:43 PM
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This pilot use to fly my AT-6 until it crashed. He is currently out of work and awaiting a new war bird which will hopefully by an F6F Hellcat.
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 09:20 AM
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Very nice job.

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Old Nov 14, 2004, 11:33 AM
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Those are really nice pilot figures. I picked up the RAF one about a month ago.

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Old Nov 14, 2004, 12:00 PM
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Those are some good looking pilots.
Do you have a website where I could get some?
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 01:50 PM
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Those are some good looking pilots.
Do you have a website where I could get some?
You can get them from here: http://www.perfectpilots.com/

Here is my 1/7th scale P-51 pilot "Chuck":



Here is my 1/5th scale P-51 pilot "Chuck":



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Old Nov 14, 2004, 03:11 PM
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Oh Man, I knew an artist was going to post his works sooner or later. I guess I have a little (long) way to go before I am making masterpieces like that!
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 03:57 PM
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I'm not even close to being an artist. In fact, I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum as a programmer. However, I do enjoy painting pilots. Speaking of which, those Hangar 9 flexible latex scale pilots can be made to look pretty good with a coat of acrylic paint and artist oil:





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Old Nov 14, 2004, 04:12 PM
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By the way, I didn't paint the two Perfect Pilots in Post #6. Mike Johnson from Aces of Iron, the creator of those pilots, painted them for me.

Aces of Iron website is http://www.acesofiron.com/
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 04:32 PM
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Here is another pic of my pilots, taken by Mike Johnson himself:

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Old Nov 14, 2004, 09:10 PM
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Nice Work

Nice work LuftAdler, one thing you can add as a final touch, mix up a few drops of 5 minute epoxy and drip it on to the goggle lens until a thin even layer fills up the lens well. Wait until the epoxy is dry, then do the other lens. This is the technique I used to finish Richard's figures above. You can find these tips and more in the painting tips section on the aces of iron website:

http://www.acesofiron.com/paint.htm

Keep up the good work,
Mike Johnson
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 09:18 PM
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Nice work LuftAdler, one thing you can add as a final touch, mix up a few drops of 5 minute epoxy and drip it on to the goggle lens until a thin even layer fills up the lens well. Wait until the epoxy is dry, then do the other lens. This is the technique I used to finish Richard's figures above. You can find these tips and more in the painting tips section on the aces of iron website:

http://www.acesofiron.com/paint.htm

Keep up the good work,
Mike Johnson
Oh, I did that, but then I turned around and dullcoated the entire figure . I realized my mistake after it was too late. With my WWI figure I am going to get it right, dullcoat first then epoxy!
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 10:27 PM
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Order is everything

Yep, you'll probably want to repaint the gold trim on spike after the dullcote as well. Gold turns kind of tan after dullcote. like anything else, it takes a little planning or lots of practice to get it right.
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 04:44 AM
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Very nice work, I wouldn't even know where to begain to paint like that. I can hack together a plane, but that type of painting takes talent, of which I have none :-)
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