The Tally-ho sculpture size is approx 72cm long x 46cm wide x 35cm high and weighs about 7.5kg
The solid hand cast bronze spitfires are each individually polished and patinated with a wingspan of 18cm.
When creating the original sculpture of the Spitfire I wanted to produce an instantly recognisable impression of a
Spit and it represents a Spitfire MKIIa.
The original sculpture of the Spitfire took me 2 weeks to craft, then I made moulds to cast waxes from to send to the
foundry for lost wax investment casting.
The base is cast by hand from my moulds using 5 kg of glass clear casting resin then two days of final finishing and
polishing. The original base sculpture took me 5 weeks to complete and is made from woods and sculpting clays to achieve the
'flow of air' I needed.
I believe that I have created a very unique piece here, with my intention of keeping a kinetic/moving sculpture, showing
the flow and excitement of flight.
This piece is in honour of the brave pilots who flew so gallantly during the second world war and offers a snapshot
of Douglas Bader’s
'Dogsbody' section flying from RAF Westhampnett in July 1941.
Four Spitfires of Douglas Bader, Alan Smith, Johnnie Johnson and Cocky Dundas,
following the call of Bader... 'Tally-ho'!
This particular Sculpture is offered to the RAFA and to hopefully auctioned by Bonham’s, is the very first artists
proof, the final work will be a limited edition of 25 all signed and finished by myself with engraved issue numbers and signature.