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General Modelling Forum => Swap Shop => Topic started by: JayBee on June 15, 2022, 11:23:07 AM

Title: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: JayBee on June 15, 2022, 11:23:07 AM
As it says in the title. They had separate arms and I am going to need all the bits, well I do not want them to be 'armless  :rolleyes:.

I will pay whatever it takes.
Thank you gentlemen.
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: Gondor on June 15, 2022, 01:13:16 PM
Would the crew from a Shorts Skyvan do inseat of an Islander?

Gondor
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: JayBee on June 15, 2022, 01:42:21 PM
Alistair, I do not know.
If they are civilian pilots, with the hats, and seperate arms then YES.
I have plans for a BEA Heron.
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: Gondor on June 15, 2022, 01:53:19 PM
Quote from: JayBee on June 15, 2022, 01:42:21 PM
Alistair, I do not know.
If they are civilian pilots, with the hats, and seperate arms then YES.
I have plans for a BEA Heron.

They do have flat hats and seperate arms, send me your address by PM and I will get them off to you probably tomorrow.

Gondor
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: JayBee on June 20, 2022, 06:48:12 AM
Ye Ha! they have arrived Alistair, and are exactly what I need.
Now tto start building.

I case anyone is wondering, I do believ that cockpits should be fully fitted out, and that includes people!
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: sandiego89 on June 22, 2022, 11:06:11 AM
Quote from: JayBee on June 20, 2022, 06:48:12 AM


......I case anyone is wondering, I do believ that cockpits should be fully fitted out, and that includes people!

Funny, I hardly ever use pilots/people, mailed a bunch off to someone on here a few years ago. I also skip minor details like rudder pedals and control sticks if they are hard to see, as is often the case in my usual 1/72 scale.  No concourse show winners for me I guess!   Happy building!
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: NARSES2 on June 23, 2022, 12:05:43 AM
Quote from: sandiego89 on June 22, 2022, 11:06:11 AM

Funny, I hardly ever use pilots/people, mailed a bunch off to someone on here a few years ago. I also skip minor details like rudder pedals and control sticks if they are hard to see, as is often the case in my usual 1/72 scale.  No concourse show winners for me I guess!   Happy building!

I to don't tend to use pilot figures, although I do keep them if they are included in a kit for some reason. As for the minor details I do tend to use them, although I do wonder why, especially when you can't pose the canopy open. My current Spitfire is a case in point. I think I spent longer on the internals then the rest of the kit put together, but when I plonked the canopy on all I could make out was the seat, seatbelts and the top of the control column  :unsure:
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 23, 2022, 02:51:19 AM
The control column of my Swift F10 went AWOL when I cut it off the sprue, but it's totally invisible in an all black cockpit anyway, so I didn't bother replacing it.  :-\
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: zenrat on June 23, 2022, 03:36:51 AM
Quote from: sandiego89 on June 22, 2022, 11:06:11 AM
Quote from: JayBee on June 20, 2022, 06:48:12 AM


......I case anyone is wondering, I do believ that cockpits should be fully fitted out, and that includes people!

Funny, I hardly ever use pilots/people, mailed a bunch off to someone on here a few years ago. I also skip minor details like rudder pedals and control sticks if they are hard to see, as is often the case in my usual 1/72 scale.  No concourse show winners for me I guess!   Happy building!

I think that was me.  I'm still using tham and am still grateful.
I like to have the canopy open and a pilot in there as though they were sitting waiting to go.
I also like to put pilots in WW2 era flying gear into more modern aircraft (and vice versa) to irritate JMNs & rivet counters.

Anyone after civilian pilots could do worse than look at PJ Productions https://www.pj-production.be/en/7-figures-1-72
They do a set of three civilian pilots (shirts, ties, but no hats) and a set of three transport pilots (overalls and baseball hats) which I think are intended to be military but can easilly be civilian as well.
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 23, 2022, 04:15:04 AM
Quote from: zenrat on June 23, 2022, 03:36:51 AM

I also like to put pilots in WW2 era flying gear into more modern aircraft (and vice versa) to irritate JMNs & rivet counters.


;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: Rheged on June 23, 2022, 09:13:42 AM

Quote from: zenrat on June 23, 2022, 03:36:51 AM

I also like to put pilots in WW2 era flying gear into more modern aircraft (and vice versa) to irritate JMNs & rivet counters.


Well done, sir!!   Have you considered the possibilities of trying to slot a Harrier cockpit into a Sopwith Camel? And if so are you prepared to tidy up the debris left after a JMN total melt-down?
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: JayBee on June 23, 2022, 10:57:34 AM

I also like to put pilots in WW2 era flying gear into more modern aircraft (and vice versa) to irritate JMNs & rivet counters.
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Now that realy strikes home as a wonderfull attitude.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: kitnut617 on June 23, 2022, 11:03:59 AM
Quote from: JayBee on June 23, 2022, 10:57:34 AM

I also like to put pilots in WW2 era flying gear into more modern aircraft (and vice versa) to irritate JMNs & rivet counters.

Now that realy strikes home as a wonderfull attitude.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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I think Airfix was of the same opinion one time, they mixed up the pilots in a couple of models one time, Spitfire pilot in a Harrier (I think) and the Harrier pilot in the Spitfire.
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: zenrat on June 24, 2022, 05:24:49 AM
Not sure about the whole cockpit, but a bang seat and gee-suited pilot might go well in a DH2.
;D
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: NARSES2 on June 24, 2022, 05:26:58 AM
I think at one point back in the day all pilots provided by Airfix, Frog et al were exactly the same regardless of the period they were meant to be representing. Mind you I suppose 1950's gear wasn't that different from 1940's ?
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: Rheged on June 24, 2022, 09:33:56 AM
Quote from: zenrat on June 24, 2022, 05:24:49 AM
Not sure about the whole cockpit, but a bang seat and gee-suited pilot might go well in a DH2.
;D

I do really like the idea of a Martin Baker spring loaded whoopee cushion  in a DH2!!
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: Nick on June 24, 2022, 09:58:49 AM
Quote from: Rheged on June 24, 2022, 09:33:56 AM
Quote from: zenrat on June 24, 2022, 05:24:49 AM
Not sure about the whole cockpit, but a bang seat and gee-suited pilot might go well in a DH2.
;D

I do really like the idea of a Martin Baker spring loaded whoopee cushion  in a DH2!!

I had a toy Corgi DB5 as seen in James Bond. All the gadgets worked such as the rear shield, the pop-out rams, and the ejector seat popped out thru the roof. The little figure disappeared many years ago but I could replace him with an Airfix pilot.
Title: Re: LF Two civilian pilot figures from the AIRFIX Islander kit.
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 24, 2022, 11:12:07 AM
MPC did the Bond DB5 in 1/24 scale, and Airfix re-popped it too. That had all the bells and whistles as well, including the working ejector seat and bad guy too. ;D