Peter Close Sculpture

Bomber Pilot Bronze Figure

This cold cast bronze bomber pilot figure is a remarkable representation that pays homage to the brave aviators who served in the Royal Air Force (RAF).

The sculpture stands as a testament to the courage, skill, and sacrifice of the RAF bomber pilots. These pilots played a pivotal role in various military operations. This bronze figure portrays a pilot in full flight gear, exuding a sense of determination and focus.

Peter Close has crafted the sculpture to showcase the pilot’s unwavering resolve and his readiness to face the challenges of aerial combat.

Created using the cold cast bronze technique, the sculpture blends the classic beauty of bronze with contemporary materials.

Cold cast bronze involves combining bronze powder or particles with a resin or polymer. Creating a sculpture that closely resembles solid bronze but is more cost-effective and easier to produce.

This technique allows for intricate detailing and a stunning finish. Thus capturing the essence of the subject matter in a visually captivating manner.

The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the sculpture. From the pilot’s uniform and flight equipment to the facial expression and body posture, every element is expertly sculpted.

Ready to board a Lancaster or Halifax in preparation for another night raid into Germany. The pilot is equipped with Irvin jacket and trousers, 1941 pattern gloves and boots, a ‘C’ type helmet, 1941 pattern life preserver and Mk VIII goggles.

The Bomber Pilot bronze figure sculpture serves as a poignant reminder of the courage and sacrifice exhibited by these aviators during times of war.

It stands as a tribute to their unwavering commitment and the vital role they played in defending freedom and democracy.

  • Height 41cm/16in
  • Weight 3 kg
  • Made of cold cast bronze
  • Limited to an edition of 250
£295.00 £ 295.00