As i´m currently working on a series of 10 Hornet prints, I have completed a couple of new profiles. These two new profiles are a FA_18A+ Hornet from VMFA-115 and a FA-18C Hornet from VMFA-232, both as they appear right now. My plan is to cover more USMC squadrons, but also to show the Navy squadrons some attention (more on that later). Below you´ll find the two album sin which the profiles are featured. As usual: Let me know what you think !
These two profiles marks the beginning of a new project: The Sunliners Lineage print. The choice fell on the Sunliners, as I recently got a commission for the squadrons two MIG killers. I´ll hold on to them for a little while longer, but I´ll give you this: The very colorful FA-18E Super Hornet that served at the squadrons CAG bird in 2015, and the very first aircraft to be operated by the squadron: The F9F-8 Cougar as it appeared in 1958 when the squadron was designated VF-81. Click below to see the two Sunliners profiles (well, VF-81 was called Crusaders at the time, but they would eventually change their name to the Sunliners), and check back soon to see the Skyhawk, Corsair and the Legacy Hornet. Let me know what you think about them
Redesignated from VA-81 on Feb. 4th, 1988. Unit in active service
Established in 1955. Redesignated to VA-81 on Jul, 1st, 1959
As teased earlier in the day, the Legacy Hornet model have been completed. To start things off, I´ve made a VFA-161 A-model, perhaps not the most colorful Hornet that ever was, but soon more will follow. If you subscribe to the Hook you´ll see two Hornet illustrations in the upcoming issue (not telling you which ones!). And i´m currently working on a series of Marine Hornets that will eventually become available as prints. So let me know which ones you want me to do. Here´s my very first FA-18 Legacy Hornet...hope you like it !
With the completion of the FA-18 Legacy Hornet, it have finally become possible to do a VF-161 "Chargers" lineage print. The print features the squadron very first aircraft the F3H-2 Demon, and four F-4 Phantoms and the squadrons very last aircraft the FA-18A Hornet. The print also features MIG kill markings of each of the squadrons six aerial victories in the skys above Vietnam. The size of the print is 36x12 inches and will be made available via Aviationgraphic.com very soon. Let me know how you like it. If you want to have a closer look at the depicted aircraft, click here for VF-161 and here for VFA-161
Redesignation of VF-161 on Jun. 1st, 1986. Disestablished on Apr. 1st, 1988
Two new F-8 Crusader profiles have been added. This time a F-8C Crusader of VF-91 "Red Lightnings" as they appeared in late 1962 and a F-8E Crusader of VF-194 "Red Lightnings" as this CAG bird appeared in 1967. VF-91 was redesignated to VF-194 on Aug. 1st, 1963, and would continue to operate the Crusader until 1976. The squadron would be among the very few Crusader equipped units to transfer to the Phantom after the Tomcat was introduced into fleet service. Below you can find both the VF-91 gallery and the VF-194 Gallery. Enjoy ! VF-91 "Red Lightnings" VF-194 "Red Lightnings"
As usual I don´t have a name for this piece...some of you might be able to help me with that. Please let me hear your suggestions in the comments below ;) This piece depicts a F-4J Phantom of VF-84 Jolly Rogers, putting the throttles to max just seconds before being shot of the deck of USS Roosevelt (CVA-42). The Shooter is giving the launch signal, and the steam catapult are ready to accelerate the Phantom to launch speed in a matter of seconds. I´ve been trying to capture the heat, noise and intensity of the moment, but let me know if you think i´ve nailed it ;) below is a few samples of the piece (not in full resolution, but about 2/3s the resolution of the original). [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]