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Old Nov 29, 2008, 10:23 AM
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New giant scale warbird pilots. ??

I am thinking about making some giant scale warbird pilots. My wife is a well known ball jointed doll maker and she will make the originals and I will make the molds etc.
This is a sample of her work just to see how realistic they are. http://www.lumedoll.com
If anyone is interested, what scales and eras would you be interested in? I was thinking 1/5th 1/4tr and 1/3rd with helmets and goggles purchased seperately for the type and nationality of the aircraft. I am just testing the water here so let me know if you are interested.
good luck
Paul
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 09:00 PM
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What size are your wife's dolls ? Price ? They are very realistic. At the moment. I'm in need of civilian figures.
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Old Nov 30, 2008, 07:22 AM
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I think your addressing the best market in size but I only fly in the 65 to 75" span .
If the pilots fits in my fleet from 70 to 75" I would love to buy them .
The key for me and so many others is --weight -blue box /dragon are really heavy , most of us spend the $50 to $70 on these 1/5 & 1/6 scale onlt to chop the hell out of the bodys to save weight .
Remember a pilot can add 6 to 10oz at the very critical CG area and that is a ton of dead weight
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Old Apr 07, 2009, 05:48 AM
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what happened to this idea? Did it happen? I am looking for a 1/5 scale american and german pilot at the moment and the cost seems to be quite prohibitive... I'd be interested to see examples of any that were made...
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Old Apr 10, 2009, 10:22 PM
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custom faces?

Hi, can your wife do reproductions of a real person from photos? I think that would be very well received.
Jim
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Old Apr 11, 2009, 03:19 AM
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I don't think he's coming back somehow...
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 07:45 AM
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Reproductions of who for example.
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 12:33 PM
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I was just thinking that if a guy could have his own rendition in the pilots seat it would be a selling point.
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Old Apr 13, 2009, 01:03 AM
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Check out 1/4 Scale Premier Pilots.
New, very light for RC Aircraft, very realistic and introduced this year War Bird Pilot all in 1/4 scale. Yes, a custom sculped face can be produce although a bit pricey.

www.premierpilots.net
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Old Apr 13, 2009, 08:31 PM
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I tell what there is a market for , good hands and scale heads why ? well when you buy the scale looking bluebox guys ect , they are way to heavy . I end up spending $48 to $55 dollars only to cut the body and replace with blue foam .
I dont want a 5 to 7 oz dummy in the my bird when I can get a 2oz smarty pants blue foam guy !!! , I know that weight in a big bird is not as much as a factor as weight in a small plane but I like to build light --period
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