I´ve been giving the the Tophatters alot of attention these past few weeks, so I thought it was only appropriate to show the USAF a bit of TLC too. With that I decided to build my Interceptor section, with four all new Deadly Deltas. Two Deuces (32nd FIS, 326th FIS) and two Sixs (5th FIS and 48th FIS). I sure hope you enjoy this batch of colorful sleek cold war Interceptors. As always, these can become available as a print ready to hang on your wall...just drop me a line, if you are interested Click the image below to be taken to the Interceptor section.
No introduction needed for this bird: The Mighty Scat XXVII, flow by none other than Col. Olds, on the mission where he made his last official MIG-kill. At low altitude while crossing a ridge, the MIG was exposed toward the sky and the last of Olds´ AIM-9Bs tracked and flew right up the tailpipe of the MIG. In this piece i have taken a few artistic liberties, the most apparent is the MIG kill markings on the splitter plate...they just looked too cool not to include. Let me know what you think of my depiction of this legendary jet and its legendary driver.
Here´s a new 3d piece, depicting two F-86s flying at twilight over Korea during the early 50s. The one closest to the camera was flow by Lt. Col V. Garrison and the one banking in the distance was flow by Col. H. R. Thyng. The main purpose pf this piece was to depict the clean a sleek shape of the F-86, and to do a light study of the neutral metal surface reflecting the setting sun. Originally i wanted to add a flaming MIG to the piece, but with the kind advice of many of my sites visitors and the member of two F-86 groups, I decided to add a Wingman to the closest F-86, in order to retain the calmness, I think this piece projects. Still no title, but as usual: Can you help me finding a suiting title? Hope you like it !
This RF-4C Phantom is depicted on a recce mission over Vietnam in 1969. As the flak fire becomes intensive, the Spook lights the burners to get out of a hairy situation fast. Low clouds over the Rice paddies and high moisture in the air makes it a bumpy ride. The RF-4C is from the 16th TRS, 460th TFW that operated out of Tan Son Nhut Air Base from early 1966 to mid 1971. This piece lacks a title, and as usual I would love to hear your suggestions, to an appropriate title for this piece. Thanks ;)
Here´s a piece that was just completed. After having been working on a few print with multiple aircraft on it, i wanted to explore how to present a single aircraft. I choose the Six for my first test, and here´s the result. For you F-106 fans out there: This piece will be available for purchase, and even better: If you want the F-106 to have a different paint scheme that too will be a possible. Below is a few details shots of the print:
To all of the American visitors to this site, I would like to wish you all a happy 4th of July ! What better way to celebrate than with this very colorful Six of the Florida ANG ? For a better view of this aircraft make sure to visit the Florida ANG section, by clicking the image below: F-106A Delta Dart, 125th Fighter Interceptor Group, 159th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Florida ANG, 1976
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
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
The F-106 is now finally complete ! And per request, the 318th FIS is the first incarnation of this new model. After working on the Six for the past many weeks i´ve become to appreciate this elegant aircraft quite a lot, and i can assure anyone out there, that this is not the last F-106 you´ll see from my hand ! I have received many suggestions on what colors to put on this jet, and in time i hope to make them all ! Thanks so much for your support ! Here´s a few detail shots of the F-106 model. Click the image below to be taken to the 25th Air Division section F-106A Delta Dart, 25th Air Division, 318th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 1980
Here´s a depiction of the very last F-105F Thunderchief in USAF service. Georgia ANG had taken over the F-105G Wild Weasels from the 35th TFW, and left as the last Wild Weasel squadron to operate the aging Thud. Despite its age (The Thud entered service in 1958), the low level speed was outstanding. Stories from Red Flag in the early 80s tells that the Thud would out pace even F-15s in low level flight. However, on May 25th 1983, Peach 91 (depicted here), made its last flight with Maj. Green as a pilot and MSgt. Nance in the back seat. The flight took the F-105F to Pax River, MD, where it would become target for missile practice. Click the image below to be taken to the Georgie ANG section F-105F Thunderchief, 116th Tactical Fighter Wing, 128th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1983