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Hi All (Yes Again)

Steven Heyen and his latest offering, A small painting I completed this week - Erich Hartmann's, Me 109G-6 'White 1' in late 1944. This one is for sale

This lovely serene picture that I can imagine many a pilot from all air arms during WWII must have experienced in the lulls between the intensity of aerial combat ?

I even used to have this as a plastic kit many moons ago while in my school days..

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And Again...?

Two from Wade Meyers Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Wade.Meyers.Studios/   both I missed,  this guys art is just another scale....?

22/10

'Sweet Arlene'
6.2 x 10 in., graphite on toned paper

2Lt. Arthur R. Bowers forms up over Essex during January 1945 in his P-51D Mustang, "Sweet Arlene." Bowers flew about 30 combat missions with the 4th Fighter Group's 334th Fighter Squadron from November 1944 through war's end in May. Scoring six confirmed ground strafing victories, he was awarded the Air Medal with four OLCs and the Purple He...art for a neck wound over Germany when pieces of flak penetrated his canopy on March 20th.

Bowers originally hailed from Tiskilwa, Illinois, and passed away there in April 1990.

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2/11

Shhh ... I don't want to say this too loudly since the studio gremlins are napping, but I do believe that I'm finished with everything on this small canvas except for the main aircraft and trees behind it and over to the left behind the blister hangar.

For those without a microscope, that's Frank Klibbe's last "Little Chief" airborne - note that when I mixed my reds for his nose band I couldn't resist laying in Penrod and Sam's as well.

I'll work on those trees first, then wrap everything up with Johnson's P-47.

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Hi Trumper,

 Yes they used to have a web site if I am not wrong I could spend all day looking at the images.  It's a shame that Roy Cross never got the recognition he deserves as his work is really good.  His B-29 has always stuck with me along with the Whirlwind fighter, Sunderland and B-17 classic images to name just a few IMO.

I forgot to announce that another great artist has just passed away after a long illness the great Roy Grinnel passed away last month, you can see his works on this dedicated FB page :-https://www.facebook.com/roygrinnell.aviationart/, so sad to hear this as I contacted him a year or two ago about him adding a Remarque to the image below which has 23 signatures on it to which he agreed I now rue that I never did this when he agreed but hey that's life.

RIP Mr Grinnel.

https://s.yimg.com/aah/yhst-60065755128994/skyhawk-tribute-multi-signature-by-roy-grinnell-22.jpg

 

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Prop Strike. Exactly what I thought, one thing I did notice was the story behind  Simons creation  and the final image appear not match ?

" . I pulled the Sunderland hard to clear the boat's tower as we released depth charges. They straddled the sub and exploded right under her aft section and broke her back. I only just cleared the tower."  :- A quote from  Flt Lt. Dudley Marrows. RAAF. Pilot of Sunderland U-Uncle. 461 Sqn. Royal Australian Air Force.

The image has depth charges exploding/entering the water on the port side this does not match what the pilot described ?  The only thing I can think of this must be a general portrayal of the attack on the UBoat ?

I think a scene with the aft of the UBoat being lifted out of the water/Back breaking after the straddling would have fitted better dramatically wise portrayed, simply because there are so many about that portray the same scene or very similar.

I also imagine it's getting harder to create and paint an image that will stand out from the other artistic impressions of whatever scene in this now very overcrowded market ?  Along with the people who commission them being pickier,  that said I am not an artist so can only state an opinion/assumption.

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Hi All,

Cannot seem to edit or delete the posts in section for some reason ? so here is the description of Simon Atacks  latest creation.

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"TESTING IVAN"
After painting to establish the Vulcan's pose in one 17 hour painting session, it just remains for the work here to dry and allow me to add the ...cockpit dome and perspex, the fuselage RAF roundel and warning/direction stencils plus a few details like vents and the pitot heads and it's finished.
The completed painting will be exhibited with two other of my Aviation paintings at the forthcoming Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire Exhibition "A CENTURY OF VALOUR" at the Collections gallery and museum, Lincoln city from January 21st 2020.
Prints and giftware of "Testing Ivan" will be available soon.

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Hi All,

Presenting 'Testing Ivan' the finished painting by Simon Atack beautiful..........?

Somewhere over the Barents sea. Northern Arctic waters between Norway and the Soviet Russian coastline.Winter 1961.  A lone 44 Sqn. Avro Vulcan B2 from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire makes an ultra low, Below-Radar simulated "Blue Danube" or "Yellow Sun" nuclear weapon practice attack approach towards her designated target on the Soviet mainland.

Once in proximity of their target, the crew will climb to release altitude of 10,000 to 15,000 feet and launch the weapon. By 1964 all RAF V-Force bombers were given Medium Sea Grey/Dark Green over White Grey camouflaged finishes, (later, overall grey/green wrapover patterns) as low level flying attack profiles became the standard for strategic target approach.

Oils on canvas 24x36inches.
Prints and Ltd. Editions available from...
www.simonatack.com

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Hi All,

Wade Myers latest creation he is just so good at the smallest detail he captures it so exact..........?

One at a time ... rendering checkerboard noses is fun! ???

Compare the fresh checks on the right to the finished nose on the left. Believe it or not, the checks were each rendered (filled in) one by one, with no guide curves, over the pattern I had laid down in the initial transfer. The reason for this is if I had drawn a “grid,” and then filled in the dark ones, I wouldn’t get the sharp(ish) “...point” at each corner. PITA, but the results look oh-so-much better ... and more realistic. Well, I could have drawn a pregrid with a super-sharp pencil to get a micro thin line, but then there’s the possibility of laying down an imperfect (crooked) set of lines ...

Okay, the collector has been waiting long enough for this one ?? full time on this bad boy till it’s done.

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Image courtesy of:-https://www.facebook.com/Wade.Meyers.Studios/

Geoff