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1:32 German Fighter Pilots 1914-18
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 02:13 PM UTC
Black Dog have released a pair of excellent resin German WWI fighter pilots that will make an ideal accompaniment for the growing number of 1:32 kits available.

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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:48 AM UTC
Hi again

Hopefully, I should have a day off work tomorrow... if so, I'll make a start on these figures. As basically a newbie when it comes to proper figure painting, any help and guidance along the way will be much appreciated.

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Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 03:43 AM UTC
one black-dog pack with 2 figures.one depict ww1,the other was depict ww2.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 02:09 PM UTC
Hi Ulises

These are both WWI pilots (1914-1918, as the box states), but the style of flying gear on the first figure would be basically suitable for later "Golden Age" subjects too.

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Rowan
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 05:25 PM UTC
!!!! High time we had a few really Nice WWI pilots we could put in a COCKPIT!!!

The Airfix Hannover had the best in cockpit 1/72 scale.

Even models that had pilots don't anymore and they are from the same old molds.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 08:26 AM UTC
For those who don't know, the figure at left is wearing an allied flight kit. The intent by Black Dog was to provide a figure that could be used as either an English pilot or a German pilot that had liberated the flight kit from a downed English pilot. Model Cellar and CSM have done similar figures. Famous pilots like Kurt Wolff or Ritter Haupt. Eduard von Schleich used these captured garments in daily flight operations and were even photographed wearing them.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 10:57 AM UTC
Cheers Stephen

I was tempted to as much about the jacket in particular. That's just the kind of info it would have been useful to have as part of some painting instructions if the the kit included them.

Despite my best intentions, I didn't manage to make a start on the figures last Sunday - my "day off" was part-spent doing paperwork ahead of meetings today and tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll be able to spend more time at the workbench once they're out of the way. Now my hand's on the mend, I want to make the most of it!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 07:45 PM UTC
Nice addition for the WNW crowd!