Another Australian Flying Corps figure
This figure is one from the Elan 13 stable in 54mm scale – a really novel piece for a WW1 pilot.
Acrylics overall but oils for the skin tones. When I first saw this model I was unsure about the 44 gallon drum but it turns out these were invented prior to the war so it still fits in with the era.
I am sure some of these fellas may have worn their cricket vest under their flying suits to gain that little bit extra warmth.
The original kit has a different head (one with a peaked cap). This one came from Hornet and looks a little like Bo King from 4SQN AFC. I also had to remove the rank insignia from the sleeves to make him an Australian – and then add some pips to his epaulets.
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.