Here´s a F-4D Phantom of the 81st TFW, 78th TFS as it appeared in 1972, while operating out of Bentwaters AFB in the UK. This F-4 Phantom displays a typical paint scheme from that period, with the SEA camo scheme, white tailcode and serial number and the red rudder top which belonged to the 78th TFS "Bushmasters". Click the image below to be taken to the 81st Wing section: F-4D Phantom, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1972
Without a doubt one of the most depicted aircraft ever: The late 70s F-14A Tomcats of VF-84 "Jolly Rogers"..and with good reason ! Few aircraft have ever sported a paint scheme that´s a readily recognizable as this one. For aviation artists such as myself, this subject have been sitting very high on the to-do list for many years. With the completion of this rendition, the VF-84 lineage have got a significant step closer to completion, and now both the F-8C, F-4B,, F-4J and the F-14A is now in the VF-84 section, which you can be directed to, if you click the image below. F-4B Phantom, VF-84 "Jolly Rogers", 1964
The Tomcat was introduced into fleet service by CVW-14 aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN-65). The newly formed VF-1 and VF-2 made that introduction, and with VF-1 already done, I started work on a F-14A Tomcat of VF-2 "Bounty Hunters". From the photo reference i have been able to find, it seems that the chin pod of VF-1 was different from the one on the VF-2 birds. Can anybody disclose why that is ? To be taken to the VF-2 section click the thumbnail below F-14A Tomcat, VF-2 "Bounty Hunters", 1975
So, here goes: The first F-14 Tomcat have finally been made complete and is now in the VF section! This model have been a loooong time coming, and i must say it was difficult to get right. I´m pretty happy with the result at this point, so with a few tweaks i´ll start mass producing Tomcat drawings :) Next up: VF-2 "Bounty Hunters" Here´s a few detail shots: Click the thumbnail below to be taken to the VF-1 section: F-14A Tomcat, VF-1 "Wolfpack", 1974
I couldn´t wait any longer, so a few weeks ago i started work on the first F-14 Tomcat base model. Having modeled this aircraft a few times before, i knew what i was getting myself into, and as ever before, it was quite difficult to get the shape of the fuselage/intake section right. Now i´m pretty happy with this one, but I may have to do alterations along the way. I´m beginning to think about what squadrons to depict for starters and VF-1 and VF-2 comes to mind. More progress will follow shortly.
The Century series print is now ready to ship and is available from both Aviationgraphic.com and Aircraftprofileprints.com. Below you´ll be able to find the links to the two vendors (as they become available), and there´s both size and price info. Simply click the images via the vendor of your choice. Aviationgraphic.com Standard: 16,5" x 12" - 16 Euro / approx $18,5 Large: 28" x 20" - 49 Euro / approx $57 Click the image to purchase Aircraftprofileprints.com Collector: 18" x 12" - $25 Standard: 24" x 16" - $35 Click image to purchase
Not long ago I realized that I had never made an Esk. 726 section on my site ! That was an error that needed to be corrected at once, and to compensate to those of you that have been visiting my site in hopes of finding the Esk. 726 section, not to find any, I´ve added a brand new profile: A F-16A Fighting Falcon as their appeared in the mid-90s. Click the link below to be taken to the Esk. 726 section F-16A Fighting Falcon, Esk. 726, RDAF, 1996
By popular demand: a F-106A Delta Dart of the 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. This aircraft was assigned to the CO of the squadron, which teh fuselage bands are a tell tale indication of. The 49th was the last active F-106 squadron which kept on flying the ultimate interceptor until 1987. Click the link below to be taken to the 21st Air Division section. F-106A Delta Dart, 21th Air Division, 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 1983