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 The "G" stands for guts! WWII Glider Pilot

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Glidah Drivah
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PostSubject: The "G" stands for guts! WWII Glider Pilot   Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:33 am

I've always been fascinated with Glider Pilots from WWII (hence my username) and wanted to kitbash a figure based on Mike Chappell's illustration from Osprey's "The U.S. Army in WWII;" but the lack of available Officer's service dress uniform prevented this until DiD's "Albert Ross" and "William Bowman." I still have to add a shoulder patch to the Glider Pilot (as well as his Airborne friend) and modify the hat into a true "crusher."

Here two lieutenants, a 9th Air Force Glider Pilot and 17th Airborne Division Paratrooper prepare to celebrate the end of the war in Europe.

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Glider Pilot
HS: DML "Adam"
"Ike" Jacket: DiD
1LT Bars and "US" Insignia: Lion's Roar
Pilot's Wings and Aviation Insignia: Cotswold (I added a "G" to the Pilot's Wings with a fine tip silver paint pen)
Trousers: DiD
Shirt (Dickey) and Tie: Sideshow
Hat: Cotswold/Gearbox
Shoes: DML
Sunglasses: DML
Cigarette: DML

Paratrooper
HS: BBi
"Pinks and Greens": DiD
Shirt and Tie: DiD
Garrison Cap: DiD
Shoes: DML






(You can just make out the "G" on his wings in the above picture)



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PostSubject: Re: The "G" stands for guts! WWII Glider Pilot   Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:11 am

Superb kitmixing Nate, the detail on those uniforms is very nice!  Very Happy Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: The "G" stands for guts! WWII Glider Pilot   Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:49 am

fantastic figures ,superbly authentic  king 

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PostSubject: Re: The "G" stands for guts! WWII Glider Pilot   Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:51 am

superb Nate !!, you really got the look 100% correct ! op bashing  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: The "G" stands for guts! WWII Glider Pilot   Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:23 pm

Oh Yes that is very well put together. perfect selection of parts for this.
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PostSubject: Re: The "G" stands for guts! WWII Glider Pilot   Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:50 pm

Another nice one Nate!
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PostSubject: Re: The "G" stands for guts! WWII Glider Pilot   Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:10 pm

I took a few pics of my V-E Day airborne officers for a recent FB thread. Along with the two originally posted, the DiD Band of Brothers makes an appearance.






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