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.
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 Blue Angels: The US Navy demonstration team! I have had countless requests for doing profiles of these blue beauties for years, and now what the time to do them. This batch contains the FA-18C Hornet, the A-4F Skyhawk, and lastly the F-4J Phantom. With these models done, i will now move on to doing 3d scenes with them. I have already started doing a FA-18C 3d scene and it looks very promising. Click the video to get a overview of the three new profiles, a bit of insight to how they are made, and a few details too. If you watch the video, make sure to subscribe to my channel, hit like and leave a note...I would appreciate it very much ! The Blue Angels Gallery:
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
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]
The Swordsmen operated the F-4 Phantom from 1966 to 1973 when the squadron transitioned to F-14 Tomcats, along with it´s sister squadron VF-14. This illustration depicts the very last paint scheme ever to have been worn by a Swordsmen Phantom. VF-32 were among the first squadrons to get the all new F-14 Tomcat and thus the squadron didn´t operate the F-4 for long. Perhaps thats why you don´t see as many photos of VF-32 Phantoms around the web...a bit of a shame, as they actually are both quite attractive and different from the style used on most other contemporary squadrons. What to read the CVW-1 article in its entirety ? Here´s a link (If you read it, make sure to let me know what you think) Here´s the VF-32 album in its entirety: