Friday, 16 April 2010

John "Cat" Chesire

A very quick pencil sketch of John, who served with VF-151 including two Westpac tours of Vietnam.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Devil Dog Takedown

The painting is complete

"Devil Dog Takedown"

Oil on canvas
36" x 18"

I've cropped this from the original 36x24 as I think it works better, and is actually in keeping with the original thumbnail for this one.

Shamrock 201 scores the only aerial kill (of a VPAF MiG 21) by a USMC aircraft during the Vietnam war, 11th September 1
972.

It's available for purchase if anyone is interested, and I may offer a small print run.

Some details shots

The business end of things


the other end



and a dying MiG 21


I got hold of a recording of the cockpit transmissions of the engagement (the whole thing is 20 minutes long) and every time I listen to it the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

Pete

Friday, 2 April 2010

Aircraft detail being added


This is the bit I enjoy the most, adding the detail. It's at this stage that things strart to come alive.




Hopefully this is pretty close to being completed.