Pacific Monograph 1/32 Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
Scott Van Aken
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.
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.
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.
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