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Thank you Gentlemen! :) I'm doing my best to finish on time. I have built the ICAP II antennas yesterday and I definitely have to start on the seats soon - maybe I'll do this today. 

 

Rainer, the standing guy is indeed from Reedoak - they are awesome. I have some more of them. Still hoping he'll do a modern US Navy jet jockey soon.

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Here comes the jockey. Body from PJ, arms from Master Details (slightly modified), home made head (Warriors face w/ Tamiya-HGU-55P). Seat cushion has been modified as well. This will be more difficult on the ones with cast-on harness...

 

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Pilot & seat primered:

 

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Wow, I remember putting a PJ next to a Masterdetail pilot.

The MD pilot was huge compared to the PJ one. Cobining the two is daring, I guess you needed a long arm :) 

 

I didn't know about the warrior heads, they seem pretty good

 

Great work

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Go Ben go!

 

I admire your fortitude and determination. In recent weeks, you have really picked up the pace. I hope you make your contest deadline.

 

Regardless, you'll soon enough have this (museum worthy) masterpiece complete.

 

I'm cheering you on...all the way to the finish line!

 

Rich

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Ben, I saw your question about the maintenance guy on the platform. Go with green. The way you've got the pilot pointing, he could very easily be pointing something out to the young mech. AND, with the open engine door, it makes it look much more believable! Have witnessed it plenty of times myself... just make sure you have the correct markings on the cranial--5E would be appropriate for an electrician and the 5 goes with the 500 series modex for a Prowler squadron. I'll have to see if I can get you a good pic of the markings for the aviator's helmet...

Keep up the great work!

Peter

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Wow, I remember putting a PJ next to a Masterdetail pilot.

The MD pilot was huge compared to the PJ one. Cobining the two is daring, I guess you needed a long arm :)

 

I didn't know about the warrior heads, they seem pretty good

 

Great work

 

You are right, the PJ guy is rather small in comparison - but hey, not all aircrew have the same size! ;).

 

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No big problem about the arm, though - I always try to check proportions by mimicking them myself and this one works fine and feels natural. Regarding the head, just to avoid any misunderstanding - this is a Warriors head combined with a Tamiya helmet, not a readily available item from Warriors. But you are right, the Warriors head itself is very nicely done.

 

Go Ben go!

 

I admire your fortitude and determination. In recent weeks, you have really picked up the pace. I hope you make your contest deadline.

 

Regardless, you'll soon enough have this (museum worthy) masterpiece complete.

 

I'm cheering you on...all the way to the finish line!

 

Rich

 

Thank you very much for your encouraging words, Rich. I am eagerly awaiting your conversion and hope we'll see some more in-progress pics of your stunning EA-6A soon! :)

 

Ben, I saw your question about the maintenance guy on the platform. Go with green. The way you've got the pilot pointing, he could very easily be pointing something out to the young mech. AND, with the open engine door, it makes it look much more believable! Have witnessed it plenty of times myself... just make sure you have the correct markings on the cranial--5E would be appropriate for an electrician and the 5 goes with the 500 series modex for a Prowler squadron. I'll have to see if I can get you a good pic of the markings for the aviator's helmet...

Keep up the great work!

Peter

 

Thank you very much for your feedback, Peter! Most interesting intel about the helmet markings as well - I was always asking myself what they stand for, now I get the idea. Do the different letter colours on the helmets have a special meaning as well? Pics are more than welcome of course!

 

By the way, here is the (crappy) pic showing what I'd like to do:

 

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And I've found the proof that it actually happens on my computer! :)

 

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