Pacific Monograph 1/32 Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
KIT #: PMFIG 001
PRICE: $20.00
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Resin Figure

Sir Percy Ware-Armitage (portrayed by gap-toothed English actor Terry-Thomas, who also voiced Sir Hiss in Disney' Robin Hood, as the quintessential British aristocratic cad) is the main villain in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965). Ware-Armitage, hearing about an air race between London and Paris with a huge cash prize, and enters, implying that he is willing to do anything to win, saying to his competitor Richard Mays' fiancée that he "never leaves anything to chance." He cheats at every opportunity during the race, frequently bullying his henchman/driver Courtney into sabotaging other racers. Percy personally sabotages a wheel on the plane of the American competitor Orville (possibly as retaliation to Orville causing Percy to crash his own plane in the nearby sewage farm) and drugs a glass of wine drunk by the original Prussian competitor (indirectly, since his intended target was the Japanese pilot Yamamoto), causing the incompetent Colonel Manfred von Holstein to take his place. Ware-Armitage loses when he is blinded by smoke from a train and his plane gets caught between two carriages. Frustrated, Percy runs towards the steam engine asking the driver to stop the train, but notices the train is entering a low tunnel. He manages to duck in time to save himself, but his plane is destroyed.

I love figures like this. Especially when they are so superbly done. This one is sculpted by Mike Good, one of the best figure sculptors in the field. It is cast by the folks who do Alpine so you know that it is flawless.

The figure will be super easy to assemble as it consists of but five pieces; a body, two arms, a head and Sir Percy's cigarette in holder. The box art can be used as a painting guide or you can watch the movie. What makes this really nice is that Lindberg recently reissued the Life-Like Avro triplane of Sir Percy so you can have him smugly standing in front of it.

Things like this often sell out quickly.

March 2018


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