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It´s no secret that I´m currently working on a article about the colors and markings of F-4 Phantom in CVW-1 service. At the moment 15 illustrations have been made and 5 more will follow. Here´s a few teasers that will show you what to expect: Two profiles of VF-14 F-4B Phantoms (CAG bird from the 1965 and the 1971 deployements respectively), and a F-4B Phantom of VF-32 "Swordsmen" from the Vietnam war deployment in 1966. It´s been an interesting journey to delve into the paint schemes of the two squadrons, but also to keep track of the various updates that were given to the squadrons aircraft between and [...]
This year our national flag will turn 800 years. To mark the occasion, the Royal Danish Air Force decided to have one of their F-16 adorned with the Flag. They choose me to do the design, and here´s the result. Click the image below, to read the story and see manu more photos:
I´ve been giving the the Tophatters alot of attention these past few weeks, so I thought it was only appropriate to show the USAF a bit of TLC too. With that I decided to build my Interceptor section, with four all new Deadly Deltas. Two Deuces (32nd FIS, 326th FIS) and two Sixs (5th FIS and 48th FIS). I sure hope you enjoy this batch of colorful sleek cold war Interceptors. As always, these can become available as a print ready to hang on your wall...just drop me a line, if you are interested Click the image below to be taken to the Interceptor section.
In order to proceed with the celebration of the Tophatters 100th anniversary, this aircraft had to be modeled from scratch. The F3D-2 Skyknight has a very sort career with the US navy frontline fighter squadrons, and managed only to serve with two squadrons (the other being VF-11 "Red Rippers"). However, the aircraft became one of only a handful to serve both in Korea and in Vietnam. In Korea as an accomplished night fighter, flying escort for B-29 bombing missions, and in Vietnam as a Electronic warfare platform. Make sure to click the image below, to view the other recently completed VF-14 "Tophatters" renditions.
While the Skyknight is being modeled, the Corsair have been completed. This particular aircraft was operated from the deck of USS Wasp (CV-18) while the squadron was a part of CVG-1 in 1951. Notice the squadron Efficiency award and the unusual R,B and G between the Efficiency E and the insignia, those where awarded to the squadron for having excelled in Rocket firing, Bombing and Gunnery. But actually there´s something about this profile that im unsure of: Some sources claim the squadron was equipped with F4U-4s while other say F4U-5s. For the period I find it most likely to be F4U-5, but please let me know if you [...]
Going backwards in time, The F3H-2 Demon came up as the next aircraft i had to depict. In the process i decided to rework the textures on the Demon basemodel, and this is the outcome. There´s something strangely alluring about this strange looking aircraft...perhaps it´s the design, that both have some destictive 3rd generation features, combined with 2nd generation layout. I´m not sure! But here it is: The F3H-2 Demon of VF-14 "Tophatters" as it appeared in 1961 while operating off the deck of USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42). Click the image below to be directed to the VF-14 section, or click here to be directed to the [...]
The Tophatters 100th anniversary is coming up this year, and thats something that needs to be celebrated! I decided to make this piece for the celebrations, depicting their current FA-18E CAG bird and the Boeing FB-5 from 1929, flying in formation above their natural habitat: The Ocean. With the FA-18E having to fly with a very high angle of attack, not to overtake the FB-5. After having worked on this for a while, the amazement of how far along technology have come on 90 years haven´t left me. Hope you like this piece, which soon will be made available for sale. Below is a few high res samples
For the upcoming Tophatters centennial celebration, i´m working on a series of illustrations. Having completed the Super Bug, now it is Tomcat time (baby!). This F-14A Tomcat CAG bird have been sporing a variety of different tail paint schemes for the 80th anniversary which now is 20 years ago...and this is the one i found to be the most appealing. For this special occasion i decided to update the textures on my Tomcat, so this is infact the very first Tomcat rendition I do, in this new incarnation. Below is a few detail shots of the aircraft to give an impression of what it looks like in full [...]
Its been a while since my last update. However, things around here haven´t been quiet. I´ve been busy updating the galleries, and i´ve been busy working ona series of Tophatters renditions, since the squadron have a centennial celebration this year. With the kind help of many of you folks out there (thanks!) i´ve managed to drum up reference for the squadrons current CAG bird. This is the result of this effort! Now I´ll work myself backward in time, to the Tomcat, Phantom Demon and Skyknight. I´ll even do some of the very earliest aircraft to fly the Tophat. Let me know what you think of this Tophat Super [...]