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Old Nov 17, 2002, 11:26 AM
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Let's see your pilots!

Hi all -
I've been trying to come up with ideas for a pilot for my TM.
I need some inspiration!
Please post pics of your pilots here.
Thanks -
I've been leaning towards Mr. Burns w/ Smithers in the front (The Simpsons).
But, I haven't found any good profile pics of them yet.
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 12:39 PM
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I fly Parkflyers now and have always felt that a good looking pilot, especially in an open cockpit or under a 'bubble' canopy is important. There isn't a whole lot out there for 1/12, 1"=1' scale that parkflyers tend to be. So I kit bashed a couple of my own.
Started out with standard 1/12 Williams Bros bust:
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 12:41 PM
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For my sSwitchback Sport:
Put a cap on 'em that I've been known to wear.
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 12:42 PM
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I learned a long time ago that if you cut the pilots head off and turn it a bit it gives a more realistic look.
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 12:45 PM
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Another:
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 12:47 PM
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Took same Williams Bros bust and since the weather won't let me fly and a new kit hasn't arrived and the holidays are coming I "created" a Santa.
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 12:49 PM
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He'll go in the front seat of my TigerMoth. The back seat has a more or less standard Williams Bros that I painted >20 yrs ago.
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 12:55 PM
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After many flights my alien buddies have managed to keep me out of trouble.
I cannot claim the idea as my own. I bought the Tiger Moth as is with Focus4, batteries and charger as my step up plane from a Firebird XL.
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 12:59 PM
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Cool looking aliens!
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 01:01 PM
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Santa prior to his first flight without those reindeer. Notice the BIG smile:
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 06:32 PM
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South Park Stan!

Toy shops & carboot sales are an endless source of impressive pilots.

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Old Nov 17, 2002, 06:37 PM
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My little girl...

Nicole.
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Old Nov 17, 2002, 10:09 PM
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My pilot has been scared out of his skin by my SB3D flying
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Old Nov 18, 2002, 12:47 AM
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Good stuff... keep 'em coming.
I gotta look through some of my boxes of old 'junk' in my mom's basement.
There might be some old action figures in there.
I could never paint up one of those busts like DW did...
That Santa is amazing.
Does the guy with the Yankees hat look much like you?
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Old Nov 18, 2002, 08:46 AM
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Nice job DW Those Williams pilot bust figures are readily adaptable and can be made up into a good likeness. Here's one that my pal Kev Mullarkey made for his Fournier (take a look at Tim Hooper's Walsall event report if you want to check how good a likeness it is).


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