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PostSubject: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:29 pm

Firstly kudos to TOM K for thinking of me to send this very poor condition head too, and it was
in a bad condition, ingrained dirt , no hair paint and a big rip in the back of the head.....poor buggar!

The head itself is an original hard head, its original colour Blonde. So after many hours of sanding and cleaning
and painting.....it's done!!

Also a big thanks to Red 'wheels' Dragon and Dal' the hands' blondeaction man, without who the Great Escape from the bin would not have been completed!!

...start whistling!!











The clothes are a re-tailored Adventurer jumper washed to lighten the colour, Hasbro Indiana Jones Leather, Modern Joe pants and Dragon boots. The hair colour is Zandri Dust by Citadel.
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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:34 pm

Superb!!! you have done an amazing job on him! really given him a new lease of life Very Happy , and to bash him as Steve mcQueen, genius mate cheers . Really pleased to be a help in such a great project bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:40 pm

Brilliant BB, another class bash. cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:49 pm

Nice one, Paul! Very Happy

These photo workings are really good, I like the paper effect, it's kind of a bibulous paper finish. Well done on bringing that noggin back to life again cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:00 pm

Sweet ! one of my all time favourite sunday afternoon/bank holiday war flicks !

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:15 pm

Stunning !!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:52 pm

excellent .........fantastic bash
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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:10 pm

Paul...you are master of the art of head restoration! Great looking head now and great bash and photography! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:17 pm

Great job all the way around! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:41 pm

Great looking version of the Cooler King! I remember seeing the 21st version on the shelves about 15 years back. Still kick myself for not grabbing one. They go for a pretty penny nowadays!

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:44 am

Beautifully done!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:53 am

brownboots wrote:
Firstly kudos to TOM K for thinking of me to send this very poor condition head too, and it was
in a bad condition, ingrained dirt , no hair paint and a big rip in the back of the head.....poor buggar!
..start whistling!!
he looks factory fresh how did you get rid of the ingrained dirt may i ask Question

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:42 pm

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brownboots wrote:
Firstly kudos to TOM K for thinking of me to send this very poor condition head too, and it was
in a bad condition, ingrained dirt , no hair paint and a big rip in the back of the head.....poor buggar!
..start whistling!!
he looks factory fresh how did you get rid of the ingrained dirt may i ask Question

Elbow grease mainly!....I had it soaking in some hot soapy water first then toothbrushed
Most of the tighter stuff off, then I used really light grade wet and dry and just tried
To soften the whole damage off. The surprising thing I found is the ' texture' of the head, I
Don't have a untouched mint in box HH to compare it too ( who does?) but when sanded the
'waxy ness ' of the HH complexion dissappeared leaving it looking like the later softer painted heads!
To finish I used Testors Dullcote Acrylic sealer.

Another ' old soldier' saved...it was worth all the agonising hours!

TOM K set me the challenge of restoring him.....he thinks I passed and that's
Good enough for me! Hope you've enjoyed seeing it too?

Next.....some PH EE's!!?...fear the worst!
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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:12 pm

Excellent work! Looks like a good candidate for the photo contest this month...
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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:31 pm

very nice work..........Wouw!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:57 pm

This is fantastic!! and a scene from one of all time favourite films.

To see one of my heroes in one of my favourite films is just about as good as it gets!!! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Great Escape-Virgil Hilts-HH PH re-paint.   Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:10 pm

Fantastic looking pics the head re paint looks great I'd like to see the original before the paint job cheers

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