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Old 06-20-2002, 10:02 AM
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Jack-in-the-Box! A nice holiday ball will do thats what I'm using in my sig se
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Old 06-21-2002, 04:01 PM
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sc_rcr,
Welcome to RCO......You can enjoy the experience of many modelers here.....sorry I cannot help on your question......but there will be someone come along....
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Welcome SC_RCER! We're glad to have you here!

GI-JOES work well if your airplane is the right size. As far as the winshield goes, clear monokote works well for size windows, and the clear stiff plastic packaging that some things come in works well for fron windows. If you're wondering what type of plastic I'm talking about, JR servos come in it. Just get something big enough to work on your plane, and heat it gently with a heat gun, and mold it into place.
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Welcome!

I'm a little unconventional when it comes to pilots. I like teh 'unrealistic' approach. I use small stuffed animal, Barbies, Plastic dinosaurs.. Whatever i can find at Toys R Us. value village as well, there's a multiple sourses for 'humoristic pilots'

Just chop off the bottom portion of the toy, and screw it in place. As for teh plush stuffed kind, you'll need to make a backing, usually oputr of a scrap piece of ply. Just cut a little larger, so you have a flange, then just glue it to the backing.. And a screw from the inside! Although I must admit, this approach isn't reccommended for open cockpit olanes!

As for windows, most Hobby shops carry small 'lexan' sheets This is exactly what you want. jsut cut to shape. it is also known as 'polycarbonate and plexiglass'..
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I don't have pilots in my current models but I bought one for my Sig Citabria that is still in the box. I got a Sig 1/5 scale full body pilot kit. The latex head is very realistic. To improve the flesh tones and to add some shadow to the face, I used different shades of makeup. I don't think you can beat it for realism. Call me a purist is you like.
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My best pilot to date has been Homer Simpson, closely followed by Anakin Skywalker.
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My hamy-down (Ultra Sport I think) has a teenage muntant ninja turtle for a pilot.
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dr wogz is right on, check out the toy stores...there are so many different types of action figures out there that you can put just about anything in your plane. My 4 yr. old son is really into dinosaurs, so I cut the head and neck, and the arms off of a T-Rex that he had and put them in my Easy Sport....he got a huge kick out of it....needless to say, it's his favorite plane!
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