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This Thread is here specifically as a place to post any photos of Non-Civil War Miniatures, either your work, or your photos of amazing work you think is worthy of showing off to others!

Please don't post Non-Civil War Miniatures photos anywhere but this thread!

Please don't post any Civil War Era Miniatures in this thread! If you see that someone has mistakenly done this, please report it and we will probably move it out and turn it into it's own thread so it can be featured on the forum and shared properly!

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My high school buddy was a great artist with pencil and paint brush. In college, he wanted to go into dentistry but settled on Dr. of Pharmacy---and that was back in the 1970's. Years later, he started modeling figures with a putty that was baked and dried. He tried a few and then he sent me a large 90mm figure of the 1st Texas Infantry for me to paint. I did and returned it.
Next, he modeled one for me to keep. At that time I liked the Napoleonic Wars so he made me a Dutch "Red" Lancer of the Napoleon's Imperial Guard. This time he was able to improve the facial features and made it even larger than the previous one. I painted this figure around 1985 and I had never painted anything this large.

This figure would be considered a 110mm figure. It is 6 inches tall to the peak of his czapka hat and 9 inches tall to the tip of his lance. He included a sabre and a carbine---which I thought was too much equipment to carry. So he should have a sabre hanging from his straps.

I am packing up my Office so it can get a new coat of paint and new carpet. I have not pulled this figure out of the storage box in at least 15 years. But remember, I painted this figure in 1985 or before.

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Flying Tigers ( American Volunteer Group)
Nice job. Did you paint both patches?!?!

My neighbor bought a collection of one of the original Flying Tigers who flew for the Chinese. He had some blood chits. He also had the pilots scarf given to the pilots by Chien Ki Chek(spelling??).
 

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Nice job. Did you paint both patches?!?!

My neighbor bought a collection of one of the original Flying Tigers who flew for the Chinese. He had some blood chits. He also had the pilots scarf given to the pilots by Chien Ki Chek(spelling??).
Yes , I painted the patches . They were well detailed and fairly easy to paint . The actual bust is about 2 1/2 inches tall.
That's quite a collection your neighbor bought ! I became interested in the Flying Tigers when I was in elementary school and read a book about them . That was a LONG time ago.
 

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That's quite a collection your neighbor bought ! I became interested in the Flying Tigers when I was in elementary school and read a book about them
I think his collection belongs to the pilot who took off during a Jap air raid while still in his pajamas.

I painted the AAF patch on a 1:1 scale bomber jacket and it was hard to make the wings symmetrical and even.
 

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Was "Fat Stuff" a real bomber ?
I always wanted a replica bomber jacket but no nudes.
My Aunt said to ask her brother (no relation to me) what he did during the war. He was tail gunner on a B-24.

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Fat Stuff was a character in Captain Jack cartoons. However the crew didnt paint their jackets.

I bought a leather jacket on eBay for $67 + S&H. Bought paint for $20 and >poof< I had a jacket.
my collector said it was a good replica— pockets, cuffs, seams were all correct.
 

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I always wanted a replica bomber jacket but no nudes.
My Aunt said to ask her brother (no relation to me) what he did during the war. He was tail gunner on a B-24.

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Fat Stuff was a character in Captain Jack cartoons. However the crew didnt paint their jackets.
Nice . My late father's cousin was a pilot of a B-24 based in Libya . He was shot down and killed . A good friend's late father built b-24s at Willow Run in Michigan before joining the army .
 

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Lt. Natalya Meklin
Lt. Natalya Meklin was born in Lubny, Ukraine in 1922 and died in Moscow, Russia in 2005.
Natalya was a Russian WW11 female pilot of the 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Regiment, nicknamed by the Germans the "Night Witches ".
She was the standard bearer of the Regiment and flew 982 night missions and dropped an estimated 147 tons of bombs on enemy-controlled territory.
The plane used was a wooden fabric covered Polikarpov U-2Po-2 called the" Mule" and served as a biplane trainer, transport and crop duster. Picture shown of a captured "Mule". They would carry one 250kg bomb or two 100kg bombs under each wing and were able to attack from a silent glide with the engine turned off.

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History lesson over.....here comes the arty bit.
Head and body made using Super-Sculpey clay. The medals were sculpted using Greenstuff and the ribbons were made by cutting a thin Brass sheet and then folding. The epaulettes I made from plasticard and Greenstuff.

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The finished figure primed and ready for painting, ( yet another one still to paint).

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