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Historical Miniatures: World War I
For all subjects dealing with the War to End All Wars.
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eseperic
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: November 06, 2009
KitMaker: 624 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 06:49 PM UTC
Hi, I am trying to find someone interested and able to build custom resin figure of a pilot in 1/48. I intend to build the Albatros D.III (Oeffag) 253.116, which was flown by my fellow compatriot Miroslav (Fridrich) Navratil. He was born in my hometown. I wanted to pay an homage to the pilot by having his figure in 1:48 next to the airplane, and in his beautiful WWI Austro-Hungarian uniform with decorations. I was wondering if there are people arround willing to custom build it for me? I have several photos which show his face quite well and may be useful as reference. Any help and/or direction is much appreciated!

All the best,
Entoni
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 651 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 12:23 AM UTC
Hi Entoni,

as no "expert level" sculptor answered yet i dare to tell you that it's an interesting challenge for me.
I'm not a professional sculptor but i use to sculpt my own figures so i could try a "shot" with your pilot if no more "pro" answers to your demand and if you will of course, no problem if you prefer wait for a professional.
If the result would not be satisfactory i shall keep it for me, no problem either.

Cheers
nico
eseperic
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: November 06, 2009
KitMaker: 624 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 04:45 AM UTC
Hi Nico,

I very much appreciate your willingness to help. I also received few PM's and I will have to decide, but if you are so willing to take the challenge, just drop me your address and I will forward you the references. We could give it a try... However, I really appreciate your offer!!!

All the best,
Entoni