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03-30-2015, 12:58 AM
Convoy strike off Naze 15-7-44. The convoy was forming up and were caught by the Langley group being made up of 455 (Aussie) role of anti Flak with 12 Beaufighters 404 (Canadian) also anti flank with 11 beaufighters and 489 (NZ) 12 Beaufighters carrying torpedoes. The German convoy was in two columns all ships in the convoy were attacked. The Germans fired wire rope rockets hoping the Beaufighters would fly into them. Three ships sunk others were left in flames and some left listing. All the aircraft returned to base.

Would like advice re the sea which a lot more has to be painted re waves, and the horizon where it meets the sea.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/Untitled-1_zpsn8be9dik.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/Untitled-1_zpsn8be9dik.jpg.html)

Chas McHugh
03-30-2015, 03:41 AM
If I am honest, this composition does not work for me at all. Both Robert Taylor and Mark Postlethwaite have completed atworks with the same or similar Beaufighters in approx the same position on the canvas. So if it worked for them - why not you? I am not actually certain that it did work for them but I can say that within the background, they obeyed the rule of thirds with secondary interest and horizons. They also had very strong backgrounds. I feel that if you correctly render your background sympathetic to perspective, distance, and lighting, you will have a composition heavily weighted to the bottom of the canvas, in short, unbalanced. I hope you prove me wrong, and wish you the best of luck with it.

04-05-2015, 01:00 AM
small update I have drawn all the aircraft in the boats are all there still have a lot to do.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/update4w_zpshlqohlqw.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/update4w_zpshlqohlqw.jpg.html)

04-05-2015, 05:08 AM
thats one busy painting don...!!!

04-05-2015, 06:37 AM
That picture would have been perfect for a Good Companion jigsaw puzzle back in the 50s/60's

The small plane on the right ...by the left wing tip of the main Beau....get rid of it, you don't need it...and the perspective on that one is way off on that one

04-05-2015, 07:55 AM
Will do Gollum glad to see you are back with us.

04-05-2015, 09:56 AM
Will do Gollum glad to see you are back with us.

You might regret that statement :evil: ;)