View Full Version : G-WASN "Helimed-5-7" Wales Air Ambulance South Wales Eurocopter

Mark A Bufton
11-27-2012, 06:21 PM

The fuselage measures approximately 5 x 4 centimetres. This is detail from a larger painting but I think it looks so stunning that I intend to paint it again as a stand-alone on one of those small "gift" type canvasses. Not sure the blades cut it, though they do match the reference - I may have to rethink and repaint them.


11-27-2012, 07:27 PM
I think this is a really amazing little (really) piece of work. The only thing to remember when using reference photos is that they really freeze moving objects, probably why you have an issue with the blades. I think if you blur the edges of the blades, both leading and trailing edge, you would probably get a more satisfactory result.

Mark A Bufton
11-27-2012, 09:04 PM
Agreed. I wouldn't mind lightening the tone a little too. They appear too dark to me (though, it's not helped by low lighting in the photo. Despite the lower RPM, they should be more blurred.

11-28-2012, 05:08 PM
Nice - I tagree - these Helimed Eurocopter are very paintable - neat machines.

11-28-2012, 07:49 PM
Very cool little painting, Mark.

11-29-2012, 04:14 AM
Nice one Mark, look forward to seeing it in it's element.

Mark A Bufton
12-02-2012, 06:22 PM
Beautiful helicopters. Unfortunately we still have to wait for G-WAAS (Mid Wales) to be upgraded to the Eurocopter.

I hope the rest of the painting does this justice.

12-03-2012, 03:02 AM
love it !! i personaly love the blades as they are main rotors compared to props actualy turn fairly slowly around 300MPH when i photograph them to add blur i usaly shoot between 125th sec and 250th sec to get the blur

the effect you have is what i aim for enough to show they are moving but not overdone so they become a blurr

Mark A Bufton
12-04-2012, 06:27 PM
Thanks. I'm glad you like it. I hope to get some more painting done soon.

12-19-2012, 02:44 PM
was going to post earlier but at the time couldn't remember if it was on the web but here's one of our local air ambulance coming in to land i shot last year mainly to illustrate about your blades being pretty well portrayed


Mark A Bufton
12-19-2012, 06:29 PM
Very nice photo indeed :) Perhaps the blades don't look so bad after all :)