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The Pope's bodyguards

Posted by Santi Pérez on 01 Dec 2021, 21:31

I thought that the almost finished popemobile deserved a worthy accompaniment, so I have made this two escort figures for it.

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They may be both two officers of the Swiss Guard (Guardia Svizzera Vaticana) or two members of the Gendarmerie Corps (Corpo della Gendarmeria dello Stato della Città del Vaticano), who usually escort the popemobile when the Pope exposes himself to the crowd:

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The basic figures come from the Dapol Railway Workmen set. These were the original figures used for the bodyguard on the left:

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And these other ones for the bodyguard on the right (in this case the head comes from a Caesar Modern Urban Resister):

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Finally, some more detailed pictures of both figures (before and after the paint job). The first ones are for size comparison and after from different angles:

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They will accompany the popemobile once it is finished and can be pictured. ;-)

I hope you like them. Thank you very much for watching. :-D

Santi.
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Posted by Peter on 01 Dec 2021, 22:24

That are two fantastic bodyguards Santi! :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 02 Dec 2021, 09:34

That is two guys you don't want to mess with! Nice work Santi!
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Posted by despertaferro on 02 Dec 2021, 09:38

Very original subject and a clean paint job, which is already your trademark :-D

Congratulations and I hope everything is ok

Joan
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Posted by MABO on 03 Dec 2021, 08:50

Perfect conversion. Bravo!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 03 Dec 2021, 23:48

Great! And nice to see the conversion photos, too.
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Posted by Michael Robert on 05 Dec 2021, 20:22

Santi
Progress, step by step, arm by arm, door, bumper and car lights. Just great how your story unfolds.
These pope gorillas have an important task
Greetings
Michael
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Posted by Rich W on 06 Dec 2021, 01:27

They do look the business, thanks for sharing Santi!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 09 Dec 2021, 21:39

Thank you very much for your kind words, friends. :love1:

You will have the opportunity to see them again accompanying the popemobile, once I have time to make the corresponding photographic report. ;-)

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