Here´s two recently completed profiles that have been made for The Hook magazine. I can´t reveal too much of the drawings, but below is a sample of them both. These aircraft operated off the deck of USS Essex during in 1944/45. Its been quite fun to work on some WWII material for a change, and I hope you like this effort. More is on the drawing board, so check back soon
With the FJ-4B Fury finally complete, I couldn´t resist putting it in to a scene. This piece depicts a flight of two FJ-4B Furies of VA-63 "Fighting Redcocks" in 1959 while operating of USS Midway (CVA-41). With the completion of the FJ-4B Fury i now will be able to do lineage prints of a number of both Navy and Marine fighter and attack squadron...first one on the drawing board will be the Fighting Redcocks. Below is a few detail shots of the print, and below that a sales link. Hope you like it!
A New print have been completed! This time a F-4J Phantom of VF-103 "Sluggers" shortly before scoring the Navys first and only night MIG Kill. on Aug. 10th, 1972, Lt Cdr Robert E. Tucker , Jr and Lt(jg) Stanley B. Edens fired two AIM-7E Sparrows at a MIG-21 while performing MIGCAP during an Alphastrike. Both missiles found their target and the MIG-21 was destroyed making the two the first and only Phantom crews in the US NAVY to claim a night kill. This piece depicts the scene...however, there´s been taken a few artistic liberties on this one... The kills happend at a lower altitude and the MIG was on the port side of the Phantom. But i really liked the composition of thi sone, so I stuck to it. To purchase click the link below:
On the drawing board right now, is a VF-114 "Executioners/Aardvarks" lineage print. In order to get a complete lineup, these four brand new profiles have been completed. All from the 50s, while the squadron was called the "Executioners". Throughout the 50s the squadron operated no fewer than five different aircraft. The F8F-1 Bearcat (which isn´t on this site yet), the F4U-4B Corsair, the F9F-5 Panther and the F2H-3 Banshee. Some sources state that the squadron also have operated the F9F-6 Cougar, but i´ve been unable to verify that (any help on that matter would be greatly appreciated). Below you´ll find the VF-114 gallery as it looks at this moment. Soon to come is yet another of Grummans cat-fighters...I don´t believe i have to mention it´s name ;)
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.