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Keep 'Em Flying: Pulp Bomber Sophie, 03988


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My love for pulp, and particularly pulp aviators and aviatrices, is well-known. So this cheesecake propaganda pinup poster Sophie had to be. I was very glad indeed to see it back in production. Love everything about this sculpt from hair to boots. But you didn't come here to read; you came for the pictures!

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Morale-boosting appearances for different branches
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Plus one for the Kaiju Corps...

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and a couple for the brainy boys in the white coats. (Hey, if we're already surfing bombs, might as well go full Strangelove.)

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Guest appearances by 80070 and some Artizan Thrilling Tales figs, 50075, some Murch Pulp sailors,  a Nolzur's water elemental, a Pacific Rim action figure, and a repurposed plastic egg. I also replaced Sophie's wings with some smaller wings I had lying around; I have a plan for those larger wings and a larger devil.

 

Thanks for checking in!

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Once again I love the imaginative settings - all very pulpy - it's like she's doing a photoshoot :) I guess that's because she's a 'bombshell'.

 

Love her hair and the use of cotton for the rocket exhaust/flame

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Thanks, all! 

On 7/30/2020 at 2:33 PM, Darcstaar said:

Very lovely.

I’m impressed by your rocket exhaust effect.  I may be mistaken, but isn’t that a bomb she’s on?

The A-Bomb is quite an impressive model too.  Good scratch build using a plastic egg.  

I appreciate it! The exhaust was very last-minute, some drybrushed batting wrapped around a pin. Seeing it photographed, I'll need to punch up the smoke and flame a bit. It might be inaccurate, but I remember seeing something similar on her sample inspiration pic on the old site and being quite taken with the idea. 

On 7/30/2020 at 1:53 PM, Inarah said:

She looks great and the water elemental idea was fun. 

Many thanks! The elemental has a little divot just perfect for her to sit in; it was fate.
BTW, I find it hard to use washes or GW contrasts directly on Nolzur's clear plastic, as they bead up, but it turns out mixing it with a bit of 'Ardcoat solves the problem.

On 7/30/2020 at 7:09 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Awesome job!

I love how she appears in different settings.

Thank you! She's versatile and I had fun thinking of various things she could advertise/sit on.

On 7/30/2020 at 10:41 AM, Iridil said:

Once again I love the imaginative settings - all very pulpy - it's like she's doing a photoshoot :) I guess that's because she's a 'bombshell'.

Love her hair and the use of cotton for the rocket exhaust/flame

Oh, I'm sure the pun was FULLY intended by everyone involved! I was definitely going for a photoshoot vibe, so mission accomplished. 
And thanks! I was dissatisfied with the hair for the longest time--it used to be more of a chestnut/auburn--until I was using some bright orange for a demon and thought to take a chance with it.  

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