Peter Close Sculpture

RAF Bomber Pilot Bronze Figure

Peter Close’s cold cast bronze sculpture “RAF Bomber Pilot” is a remarkable representation that pays homage to the brave aviators who served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during times of conflict. This exquisite piece captures the essence and spirit of these pilots with great attention to detail and craftsmanship.

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

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

Crafted 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 to create 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, capturing the essence of the subject matter in a visually captivating manner.

Peter Close’s 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 to convey a sense of realism and character. The textures and finishes applied to the sculpture add depth and authenticity, enhancing the overall visual impact.

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 RAF Bomber Pilot 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. Whether displayed in a private collection, a military museum, or a commemorative space, this sculpture is sure to captivate viewers and evoke a sense of respect and admiration for those who served.

The cold cast Bronze RAF Bomber Command Pilot sculpture is made entirely by hand by sculptor Peter Close in his studio in Somerset.

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