View Full Version : RNZAF in the Pacific

11-14-2015, 10:55 PM
while my background drys on my heroes painting I have started my second one 510x1010mm
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/corsiarw_zpszcqx3081.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/corsiarw_zpszcqx3081.jpg.html)

11-15-2015, 07:27 AM
That looks really good,love the greens in the foliage.

11-15-2015, 06:22 PM
Great view of a beautiful machine. I could be wrong, but the horizontal stab maybe a little too flat. If you look at a line joining the wheels, it would suggest the horizontal stabs are drooping. Still, it should be a nice piece.

11-16-2015, 05:07 AM
Already looking very tidy. I can see the sky is shaping up to be a tropical storm and the foliage looks spot on.

11-17-2015, 02:35 AM
thanks for the comments very slow progress but a lot of hours.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0007w_zpsweutypwn.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0007w_zpsweutypwn.jpg.html)

11-20-2015, 11:30 PM
bit more of the background done over the week
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0003w_zpsbqf0g1kn.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0003w_zpsbqf0g1kn.jpg.html)

11-21-2015, 06:27 AM
Looking good,i like the colours, in the UK at the moment anything brighter than grey drizzle/sleet at the moment is nice LOL :) [looks outside and shivers :( ] .
I assume the corsair has made a steep approach landing dropping in straight down over the line of trees or are the trees running parallel?
We have a Corsair that flies just up the road from me ,what an awesome aircraft :)

11-23-2015, 05:19 AM
That is a beautiful backdrop for your Corsair. The dark blue sky is very powerful and yes, agree with Trumper, a bit of tropical colour makes a nice change from drizzle and murk.

11-23-2015, 06:43 PM
Off to a great start on this one, napier.

12-04-2015, 09:57 PM
more progress on this painting
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0002w_zpsx1lhjewm.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0002w_zpsx1lhjewm.jpg.html)
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0010w_zpsjaejkvjr.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0010w_zpsjaejkvjr.jpg.html)

12-04-2015, 10:51 PM
Stb wheel is larger than the port wheel

The wing insignia is badly out of shape

12-04-2015, 11:42 PM
Hi Gollum see the Stb wheel now, the insignia on the NZ corsairs where indented so it looks crap here is a decal of one. http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/V3282-2015_zps8n8qs9jm.jpgoriginala_zps6qizqiev.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/V3282-2015_zps8n8qs9jm.jpgoriginala_zps6qizqiev.jpg.html)

12-04-2015, 11:42 PM
I always find roundels to be such a pain to get right on the angle. Corsairs looking good though.

12-05-2015, 06:14 PM
will put this aside for a while and go back to the Lancaster painting.
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0001w_zpslxyu7aja.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0001w_zpslxyu7aja.jpg.html)
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0013%201w_zpsyfky4c6u.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0013%201w_zpsyfky4c6u.jpg.html)

12-19-2015, 04:32 PM
this one is finished
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0001w_zpsnuhbbgoz.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0001w_zpsnuhbbgoz.jpg.html)
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0007w_zpsxnqi8sli.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0007w_zpsxnqi8sli.jpg.html)

12-19-2015, 06:39 PM
Good one Don!

12-20-2015, 01:23 AM
Thanks Neil.

12-20-2015, 11:09 AM
Which is the correct colour--the top one looks better:) Another good work :)

12-23-2015, 07:43 AM
Just realised .......

There is no insignia under the (port - left) wing on FAA aircraft

It's on top of that wing

12-23-2015, 09:44 AM
Royal New Zealand AIR FORCE, Lenny, they also flew 'The Bent Winged ' thingmies!.
While on about Air Forces, I didn't realise that the RAF never bombed the Japanese Home Islands. Never really thought about it, but I stand to be corrected.

12-23-2015, 10:19 AM
I guess the couldn't decide which way to do it so did loads of markings just for the hell of it :)

12-23-2015, 02:48 PM
Len the Kiwis had the insignia on the underside of both wings unlike the Americans.You did make me double check it though.:lol: