Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Keel-Haul (U.S. Navy Admiral)

File Name: Colbym, Everett P.
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia
Primary Specialty: Command
Secondary Specialty: Pilot

Keel-Haul graduated from Annapolis and Navy Flight School, and flew Phantom F-4's off the Intrepid in the late 1960s. He attended the Naval War College in Newport, RI and the Armed Forces Staff College, and is a holder of the Navy Cross, DFC and Air Medal. He is a respected military historian, a nationally-rated chess player, and a clarinet player of questionable talent.

I've been meaning to do this figure for quite a while.  But when it came time to paint, I decided not to give him the mismatched uniform items (Officer's khaki pants, Enlisted man's blue shirt, Officer's dress white cap) and go with a proper U.S. Navy uniform.  I dug up a bunch of photos to make sure that I got the details as correct as possible.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome work as always. Would love to have this piece!