A WC-121N Warning Star (Willy Victor) of VW-1 "Typhoon Trackers" passing through some rough weather in 1969. This piece have just been completed today, and was infact an attempt to try out a new method of render composite. Once completed I thought i might aswell show it to you as i liked the mood in it. I hoep you agree ;) It´s available from fineartamerica.com, by clicking the link below:
The VFA-102 Diamondbacks 3D lineage print is now available! This piece features one of each aircraft type the squadron have operated: F2H-4 Banshee, F4D-1 Skyray, F-4J Phantom (representing all the Phantom variants the squadron have operated), F-14B Tomcat (representing all the Tomcat variants the squadron have operated) and the FA-18F Super Hornet. This piece is available both as wall art (many size and medium options to choose from, phone cover, t-shirts, towels etc etc etc from fineartamerica.com. To purchase click the link below:
After completing the VMFA-314 profile lineage print, I had to work on a 3D print too. This piece features all 6 aircraft types the Black Knights have operated: F4U-1C Corsair, F9F-5 Panther, F4D-1 Skyray, F-4B Phantom (represents all Phantom variants the squadron have operated), FA-18A++ Hornet and the F-35C Lightning II. This piece is available both as wall art (many size and medium options to choose from, phone cover, t-shirts, towels etc etc etc from fineartamerica.com. To purchase click the link below:
This is my first Marine lineage print, so i´ve been excited to show this to you all. This piece depicts the linegae of the VMFA-314 "Black Knights". Their first aircraft was the F4U-1 Corsair which was used in the late war years in the Pacific theater. The squadron was decommssioned in 1947, but recommissioned a few year later flying F9F-5 Panthers. In the late 50s the Panthers were traded for the more capable F4D-1 Skyray. The Phantom came into service in the early 60s, and remained in service in 1982 when the FA-18 Hornet would take the Phantoms place. The Hornet remained in squadron service until 2019, when the squadron began training on the F-35C Lightning. Please let me know how you like this new lineage print, and if there´s any other lineage print you would like to see completed. This piece will go on sale very soon.
The Black Lions lineage have been completed! For this piece six profiles have been completed in order for this piece to be completed. The F2H-4 Banshee which were operated in the mid-50s, the F4D-1 Skyray of the later 50s/early 60s, the F3H-2 Demon of the early 60s, the F-4J Phantom which was active from the 60s to the late 70s (B,J and G models), the F-14D Tomcat that was used by the unit throughout the 80s, 90s, 00s and most of the 10s and finally the FA-18F Super Hornet which is in active duty at this moment. Let me know how you like it, and if there´s a lineage print of a particular squadron you would like to see.
After having worked on a similar scene with a VF-102 F-4 Phantom I was curious to see how it would look with a Tomcat as the main subject...Here´s the result: A F-14A Tomcat of VF-102 "Diamondbacks" as it appeared in 1984 while operating off the deck of USS America (CV-66). For this piece i when for a slightly different color tone than on the Phantom. While the Gull grey color on the Phantom gave teh overall impression of a warmer tone, this piece have a more bluish tint, which i think suits the TPS scheme better. This piece was made for the former RIO of this aircraft, an overall very nice guy and someone I happy to call my friend. To purchase this artwork as a print (many sizes and medium options), as a phone cover, t-shirt, towel, shower curtain etc etc etc...click the link below to browse the options.
In the mist of the ongoing global crisis, here´s a renditions depicting another tense situation that affected most of the world: The Cuban missile crisis. Here´s a F4H-1 Phantom of VF-102 "Diamondbacks" as it appeared while deployed aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) in the fall of 1962. USS Enterprise were deployed in the Caribbean in response to the Soviet cargo vessels shipping nuclear warheads and rockets to Cuba. This aircraft is still around and is currently being restored at the Hickory Aviation Museum in North Carolina, and will soon sport the colors depicted here. This art piece will be sold at the museum store, so make sure to get yours when you are there :) Click here for the Museum website: Hickory aviation museum
Finally the VF/VFA-102 Diamondbacks print have been completed and is now available for purchase. The print consists of 5 illustrations, one of each aircraft type the squadron have operated: F2H-4 Banshee, F4D-1 Skyray, F-4J Phantom, F-14B Tomcat and FA-18F Super Hornet.The print measures 40x16 inches and coasts 65 USD, and is printed in the US.Click the image below to be directed to Aircraftprofileprints.com where the print is sold.
The Diamondbacks Lineage print is slowly coming together, and with the F-14B Tomcat and the FA-18F Super Hornet now complete, the end is in sight! The Banshee was completed a few days ago, and since I already have a Diamondbacks Phantom on file, the only aircraft missing in order to have a complete lineup is the Ford (F4D-1 Skyray), which will be completed over the next couple of days. Let me know how you like these two new additions to the Diamondbacks lineup.
Redesignation from VF-102 on May 1st, 2002. Currently in active service