View Full Version : Corsairs over HMNZS Gambia

09-03-2012, 07:16 PM
Ive actually posted the pic etc in the cp forum but thought you guys might like a look see. I admit the pic will be mainly of the cruiser but there are 3 planes overhead. The commissioner has asked they be RNZAF corsairs so will nudge them that way re colors.


I'll post another pic here when it gets more complete...

09-04-2012, 03:57 AM
Posted comment on other thread

09-04-2012, 05:24 PM
Got the makings of a fine painting there . Nice to be able to bring something like this to life with colour.

09-07-2012, 10:16 PM
This is all colored pencil so far.. Ive added a touch of color at the stern and bow as an experiment.
Ive posted this pic in the CP forum too where most of the wip pics will go but will put the odd chunky progress pic here too.


09-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Hi, been following the progress of Gambia, and she is comming along excellently. I take it you are using a black and white photo for reference, she was painted in an Admiralty disruptive patern, 4 colours G10, B15, B30 and B55,
If you wish I can scan 2 side views ( p&s) and colour swatches. I would need you email address by private messaging at the top of the page, as I'm sure they are copy right.
Regards Jim

09-19-2012, 10:57 PM
Thanks vegaskip, I have the disruptive pattern available but the commissioner is really happy with the result having okayed black and white to start with. So no problem but I really appreciate the offer. I have however, added a touch of color though in the sea and the flag and a tiny bit of blue in the corsairs. This is entirely colored pencil (mainly Polychromos) and took approx 20 hours. Its on Bockingham B.21 180gsm paper A3 size.

This is the finished article, scanned at 400 dpi then resampled down to 700 x 495 for the web.

Not much aviation in the pic I accept but hey..


09-20-2012, 03:25 AM
Nice picture well executed, hope to see more Ships and Aircraft.
regards Jim

09-20-2012, 02:35 PM
That's a really good piece of work. I should think your client will be well pleased with it.

Mark A Bufton
10-01-2012, 12:49 PM
Think you've done a great job on this one. Looks amazing :)

10-10-2012, 09:51 PM
Many thanks for the positive comments vegaskip, neilf92, and mark. I always appreciate them. I've sold about 6 prints of this since delivering the original to the commissioner. I've suddenly clicked to the audience of ex sailors and their descendants! I sense another ship in 2013 in the pipeline!