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09-28-2015, 06:44 AM
Hi All

This is a painting i've been meaning to do for some time. I was prodded into finally making a start when i went to the RAF museum in Hendon (a great day out BTW) and in the gift shop i spotted a scale model of a Meteor, complete with a V1.

Back home, i set them up in the back garden and took this photo:

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss338/paulspaintpot/Meteor%20photo.png (http://s589.photobucket.com/user/paulspaintpot/media/Meteor%20photo.png.html)

In the end i liked the Meteor but not the angle of the V1 so that was changed.
I found a suitable background (which i changed a good deal and am still changing) and here's the result so far - a Meteor tailchasing a V1 across the Kent countryside. Still a lot that needs to be done but that's all part of the fun :)

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss338/paulspaintpot/Meteor%20wip1.png (http://s589.photobucket.com/user/paulspaintpot/media/Meteor%20wip1.png.html)

09-28-2015, 07:29 AM
A good start,just out of interest what focal length have you used to photo the model please :)

09-28-2015, 07:51 AM
Tail plane looks skew wiff, on both photo and painting. The Table slats don't help either.

09-28-2015, 08:11 AM
Tail plane was out a little but it's corrected now - the model got dented somehow before the photo was taken.
Trumper, can't help with focal length, sorry. I use a DSLR on auto. I tend to shoot at a range of 2-3 yards, if that helps.

10-01-2015, 02:11 AM
Looking forward to the finished painting, Paul.

10-04-2015, 05:38 AM
I've changed the background a great deal and it's going to change some more as i work out what sort of lighting i want. I added more water because in the photo the original angle of the river was wrong for what i wanted - which just goes to show, never try to turn a photo into a painting.

The aircraft are in place but only roughly, lots of tweaking to do.

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss338/paulspaintpot/meteor-3.jpg (http://s589.photobucket.com/user/paulspaintpot/media/meteor-3.jpg.html)

10-04-2015, 10:25 AM
I think you are correct,the river is almost connected to the V1.
Is the photo saturated in colour as the original looked nicer in my opinion,this seems very intense.

10-13-2015, 09:58 AM
Hi Trumper, yes, the last pic was over saturated, that was my graphics software doing strange things.

I left this alone for a while as other things got in the way of painting, and when i came back to it i decided i didn't like the background at all and i didn't have the time to sort out how to fix it, so i just painted over it with a much simpler landscape.

I'm still working on it, but overall it's nearer to what i wanted than it was before, so i guess that counts as progress :)

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss338/paulspaintpot/meteor3.png (http://s589.photobucket.com/user/paulspaintpot/media/meteor3.png.html)

10-13-2015, 11:28 AM
Phew that looks alot better :)
Can you just check the front to back measurements of the wings at the wing root,maybe the angle of the painting or the landscape but the right wing [as we look at it] seems wider than the left.The previous pictures show them both the same so maybe a way the photo is showing it up.
Well done - lovely :)

10-18-2015, 02:24 PM
Here's what i have so far. The painting is now on the wall and maybe i'll tweak it again at some point but in the meantime i'm thinking about a Lightning F6 painting so time to move on. I'd like to build up a gallery of cold war jets and the Lightning is a must :) Any comments welcome, thanks all.

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss338/paulspaintpot/GEDC0140-700.jpg (http://s589.photobucket.com/user/paulspaintpot/media/GEDC0140-700.jpg.html)

10-18-2015, 03:50 PM
Lovely ,you should be very pleased with it :) Well done.

10-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Very nice :)

10-19-2015, 06:05 AM
Thanks Trumper, Puffman.
The pic looks very different now i'm viewing it on a desktop, as opposed to my laptop. It looks like my laptop screen doesn't have the contrast that the desktop does, something to bear in mind for next time.

I'm researching the Lightning painting - and i just ordered the Airfix 1:48 kit from Amazon so's i can take my own ref photos!

10-19-2015, 11:28 AM
Good painting.
Hard to beat the Lightning for Cold War types although the F2A/F6 fat belly versions were never the most elegant of their kind .