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The Popemobile

Posted by Santi Pérez on 03 Jan 2022, 20:16

Coinciding with the beginning of the new year, I already have the first images of the finished popemobile, more than three months after its start and its entire development, which I explained in detail in the Work in Progress section:

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=25033&hilit=The+popemobile

The first picture, as usual, for size comparison with the usual 1 euro coin:

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In the second picture, the vehicle is escorted by the bodyguards made for this purpose and already presented in a previous post:

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25200

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And I haven't been able to avoid the temptation to add another picture with the model Sara Croft posing with the popemobile, although it may not be the most appropriate escort for the Pope. :mrgreen:

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24764

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I trust you enjoy this appetizer. More pictures will come the next few days. ;-)

Thank you for watching. :-D

Santi.
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Posted by sberry on 03 Jan 2022, 20:58

The figure standing next to the car in the last picture is definitely not the Pope, but I love the whole project!
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Posted by MABO on 03 Jan 2022, 21:34

Very good outcome of this project, Santi. I really like the car. I am looking forward to the following pictures. And of course I want to see a pope sitting in the cair lookong at Lara Crofts booty.
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Posted by Wiking on 04 Jan 2022, 18:45

Look good. Your typical style.
:yeah:

Sberry wrote:
The figure standing next to the car in the last picture is definitely not the Pope ...

Maybe Mrs. Pope ?
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Posted by C M Dodson on 04 Jan 2022, 19:33

Completely bonkers but somehow it seems to work.

Be careful with Sarah and her AR as the Pope might pass out from shock!

Best wishes,

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Posted by Peter on 05 Jan 2022, 13:36

I found the original color of the car better! :sst:

Enough joking! You did a fantastic job on that car Santi! I really like it! :thumbup:

That lady is there to project the bodyguards! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Kekso on 05 Jan 2022, 19:29

Nice work, neatly painted.
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Posted by Carlos on 08 Jan 2022, 23:25

Good work Santi. :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
Agree with you, I dont think that the "Pope Pancho" would like Sara Croft like a bodyguard.
But if you dress her as a nun and leave her the M14, maybe he'll accept her.
An armed nun would remind me of the director of the religious school where my teenage girlfriend went. I can give you ideas if you want. :-D
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 09 Jan 2022, 03:50

I like it Santi!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Graeme on 09 Jan 2022, 04:20

Excellent job on the Popemobile Santi, it looks fabulous!

And the bodyguards are just perfect, they really do have that 'I can only just squeeze into this suit' look. 8)
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 13 Jan 2022, 21:27

sberry wrote:...I love the whole project!

MABO wrote:Very good outcome of this project, Santi...

Wiking wrote:Look good. Your typical style...

C M Dodson wrote:Completely bonkers but somehow it seems to work...

Peter wrote:...You did a fantastic job on that car Santi! I really like it! :thumbup:...

Kekso wrote:Nice work, neatly painted.

Carlos wrote:Good work Santi...

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:I like it Santi!! :yeah: :-D

Graeme wrote:Excellent job on the Popemobile Santi, it looks fabulous!...

Thank you very much for your kind words, mates. :-D

sberry wrote:The figure standing next to the car in the last picture is definitely not the Pope...

Wiking wrote:...Maybe Mrs. Pope ?

MABO wrote:...And of course I want to see a pope sitting in the cair looking at Lara Crofts booty.

You are right. The girl next to the vehicle isn't either the Pope nor Mrs. Pope. I'm sure I will not make a Pope figure to fit specifically the popemobile, but I'll put both together for some pictures once I could finish my Pope for the Swiss Guard and Cardinals diorama:

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Perhaps the right answer is that from Peter:

Peter wrote:...That lady is there to protect the bodyguards! :mrgreen:

And this despite Graeme's opinion:

Graeme wrote:...And the bodyguards are just perfect, they really do have that 'I can only just squeeze into this suit' look. 8)


Carlos wrote:...I can give you ideas if you want. :-D

Carlos, you already gave me some great ideas in the past. Thanks to them I began converting and painting cars, including this popemobile. :mrgreen:

And now some more pictures of the vehicle from different angles:

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My best regards! :-D

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Posted by PhilC on 13 Jan 2022, 22:21

Impressive result... The texture of the car looks like sugar, maybe because it looks very matt on the picture. Maybe you might add a layer of gloss varnish ?
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Posted by Graeme on 14 Jan 2022, 03:50

I think the texture of the car fits perfectly with Santi's figure painting style.

Re. Sara Croft, surely The Pope would not be troubled by such temptations?
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Posted by Egbert on 14 Jan 2022, 07:57

Hello my friend,
It's unbelievable how accurate your painting is again.
You did a great job portraying the car.
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 14 Jan 2022, 09:09

Looking great! Didn't know the pope was married. Well, then maybe he is better off without young nice ladies in his car! Mrs Pope probably don't like that! And now you just have to put Peter in! He is not that big (1.76) so I think he should fit nicely!
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Posted by Peter on 14 Jan 2022, 11:52

Susofrick wrote:Looking great! Didn't know the pope was married. Well, then maybe he is better off without young nice ladies in his car! Mrs Pope probably don't like that! And now you just have to put Peter in! He is not that big (1.76) so I think he should fit nicely!

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Posted by despertaferro on 15 Jan 2022, 18:06

Great and original job, Santi...

We all know that you like my "mojón" only because it is the Vatican mojón... :xd:

Best regards!

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Posted by tullo on 19 Jan 2022, 20:58

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
hello
very beautifully painted santi
greetings

;-) ;-) ;-) :P
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Posted by Michael Robert on 20 Jan 2022, 17:10

PhilC wrote:Impressive result... The texture of the car looks like sugar, maybe because it looks very matt on the picture. Maybe you might add a layer of gloss varnish ?


To me the car looks like a piece of cream cake, too. High precision pastry
Very fitting for the pope.
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Posted by Licaón on 20 Jan 2022, 17:57

I'm amazed by the incredible precission and cleanliness of the car and the miniatures! I've seen the Pope's cohort and the Swiss guard forum threads as well, and wow... Congratulations, Santi! As some fellow members have said, your conversions and your painting style makes your minis very unique and charismatic :-)

By the way, I don't know if you've watched the film, but since it is a topic that interests you, I recommend you the movie "The Two Popes".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5OhkFY1PQE

¡Saludos!
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