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Liam
14-09-2004, 10:32 AM
Right, last night I decided I would make a much celebrated return to my old sketching days. Since the scanner where I'm staying is arsed, I had to take a picture of the sketch with my digital camera which killed a lot of quality off but theres enough there to give you an idea. The sketch to this point has taken about 45 minutes.

Its still a work in progress - the shading isnt complete, the fuselage cross / identification number and rudder swastika are just outlines at present.

Anyway: Bf-109E4/b of Stab/JG26, France, August 1940

Leonie
14-09-2004, 02:50 PM
It had to be a plane :icon_rofl

I like it :) Although I have no artistic comments to make, simply because I suck at drawing. Then again, I don't play an instrument and it doesn't stop me from commenting on music... Ah well. Final comment: it looks cool.

Narg
14-09-2004, 03:11 PM
From my minimal knowledge of plains, i.e il2, it looks pretty damn strait on, is it supposed to be from another pilots viewpoint, looking out the window, thats what i see it as anyway, and it looks sweet.

hasselbrad
14-09-2004, 03:14 PM
Very nice work.

Stormbringer
14-09-2004, 03:15 PM
That's a pretty damn nice drawing Liam. It looks like it will turn out great when it is totally finished. I like the angle of the plane a lot.

Liam
14-09-2004, 03:16 PM
I'm assuming it was taken from the lead Bf-109, yeah...although the formation spacing isnt typical for a German rotte.

Must be a staged shot.

AureaMediocritas
14-09-2004, 07:22 PM
In my opinion , you did well for the "Emil" model of the first world war years,
especially considering the "governail rope" and that hideous little cross at the back ;)

Nevertheless, I do not get what the darkened surface on the left of the picture
represents...

Stormbringer
14-09-2004, 07:52 PM
I believe the darkened surface on the left( which goes down in a slant) is a view(in the foreground) from another plane( plane window). At least, that's what I think it is.

AureaMediocritas
14-09-2004, 09:06 PM
You are probably right.

Liam
16-09-2004, 09:49 AM
I believe the darkened surface on the left( which goes down in a slant) is a view(in the foreground) from another plane( plane window). At least, that's what I think it is.

Yeah, I looked it up. Cockpit bracing from a second Bf-109.

Next - the Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk. The P-40 was never a great aircraft, but performed admirably even when terribly outclassed. It was the most widely used Allied fighter, serving with the most air forces.

P-40K5 'White 161'
China-Burma-India Theatre, based at Ling Ling, 1943

Stormbringer
16-09-2004, 12:24 PM
Very nicely done Liam. Solid details and shading. I like it a lot.

Narg
17-09-2004, 09:02 AM
Nice, I like the first one better tho.