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04-07-2013, 12:49 AM
this is a new painting I have started of two Stirling bombers being escorted home in the final leg by two spitfires. The Stirlings will be from 75 (NZ) squadron.


04-07-2013, 07:06 AM
Small comment on composition, because otherwise this is fine. The top Spitfire should probably have blue sky behind, or there isn't really a reason to have that band of blue. It gets cut off by the edge of the clouds. I think you could angle the sunlit clouds from a lower position below the Spit to achieve this.

04-07-2013, 07:47 AM
Hi Shamrock, have been thinking about that too. Thinking of bring it down to below the wing. Still plenty of time to do it as this painting looks like to will take sometime. Thanks Don

04-09-2013, 03:02 PM
Looking forward to your progress in this one, napier.

04-13-2013, 06:46 PM


04-14-2013, 02:14 PM
Starting to shape up now, napier.

04-17-2013, 11:04 PM
update. fine detailing to go.


Mark A Bufton
04-18-2013, 07:16 PM
I would be tempted to flatten the underwing roundel of the nearest Spit's SB wing (not by much...just slightly). It looks like it belongs on a wing that's peeling off at a greater bank rather than flying more or less level. Pretty darn good otherwise :)

Maybe also lower the 20mm cannon to just above the wheel-well (again, marginally...it seems a little high, though I may be completely wrong). Also, as a bit of an after thought, the radio antenna and the Rudder/Vertical Stabilizer would benefit from being parallel....modifying the latter, the antenna looks perfect.

I apologize, I wanted to say something helpful for a change ;) I'm never usually picky, but guess it's good. I must be improving :D

Oh, and also the port side radiator could use changing to the angle of the respective wing, with less of it's underside visible.

Right, time to get critical with MY Spitfire :) Feel a bit like the choir boy who preaches to the priest :D

04-23-2013, 12:41 PM
Agree with Mark on underside of wing. I find those roundels to be a pain to get the right angle on. All coming together now.

Mark A Bufton
04-23-2013, 07:30 PM
Same here. I must say that I love the background Spit. There's something almost majestic about that angle. You get a real impression of the elliptical wing. Yes, Spitfire's are my absolute passion ;)