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05-27-2017, 01:11 AM
Just finished blocking in the background for a new painting.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0011w_zpsxcxvtbmc.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0011w_zpsxcxvtbmc.jpg.html)

06-07-2017, 12:35 AM
Have redone the background and now blocked in the Spitfire. I had wanted to do a pink PR MKxi but could not find out that one of these flew over the Normandy beaches so went for an American PR Spitfire.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/7-6-17w_zpsprcgecsr.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/7-6-17w_zpsprcgecsr.jpg.html)

06-07-2017, 04:51 AM
Glad the colours have been altered from the first photo.

06-07-2017, 05:17 AM
Looks on track for a good result Don.

06-07-2017, 09:31 AM
Looking forward to seeing this one finished. My dad, 92 years young, landed at Utah Beach. Definitely want him to see this one when completed.


06-09-2017, 11:49 PM
since the last post I have added to the background next will be working on the aircraft
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/10-6-17w_zpsschbwul8.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/10-6-17w_zpsschbwul8.jpg.html)

06-12-2017, 01:25 AM
Have repainted the spitfire and deleted two of the ships under the starboard wing. Just have to finish the detailing the cockpit. Would love some comments.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/12-6-17-2w_zpsiik6bjx5.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/12-6-17-2w_zpsiik6bjx5.jpg.html)

06-12-2017, 07:20 AM
The cockpit frame looks a bit off? I've painted like 2 aircraft in my time so potentially I'm talking mince as I know at this early stage things can look off but actually be correct 3 days later due to shading etc. Also, the stars look a little too blue although may actually look fine in the flesh. Ah the joys of viewing stuff on a monitor, eh?


06-14-2017, 02:57 AM
I'd echo chris's view on the canopy it looks to be twisted think it is because the starboard winsheild frame isn't painted as yet so you have the starboard canopy frame and the port windshield frame ( if that makes sense ) giving the effect of twisting it may come from the refrence shot having it hidden by glare or other optical effects

06-16-2017, 02:48 AM
Great start don.. Love the ships!

Chas McHugh
06-16-2017, 03:51 AM
Something is wrong as has been mentioned.

If you imagine it like a model kit in which the fuselage is in two parts and draw the delineation line from the tail to the base of the antennae continuing centrally through the canopy and oil cap to the point of the spinner and such a line will highlight areas of concern. The upper surfaces of Spitfire are symmetrical which helps.

One technical aspect which if applicable (& I have not researched USAF PR Spitfires) is that the Eagle Sqn aircraft often had RAF roundels on both wings painted out and a star inserted on one wing. This left the other wing with a crudely painted (& visible) opaque circle where once a roundel sat.

06-16-2017, 06:44 AM
The MKxi spitfire used by the PR squadron both British and Americans did not have the armour fronts on the cockpit hoods and also had perspex bubbles on the sides of the sliding hood (not shown in the photo but the rest is shown.
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/141210-F-IO108-007aa_zpszcv98bih.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/141210-F-IO108-007aa_zpszcv98bih.jpg.html)

06-16-2017, 05:11 PM
did a couple of very small alterations that look to put things better if that type of canopy frame it shouldn't be visible at the front it should wrap down the other side and only be visible through the canopy I feel your ref was a spit with an armoured screen that caused confusion also mover the prop spinner centre line over ,, extended the darker grey area under the canopy areatowards rear of fuselage and finaly clipped down the length of the port exhausts as they were longer than the starboard also widened the port area just behind the spinner obviously still needs a bit of finesse but that's up to you but think it reads better to the eye


06-16-2017, 07:41 PM
Shadwell thanks for your input

07-14-2017, 07:47 AM
been working on this again still not happy with it.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4311/35746025222_5ec24cd320_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WsKHVG)14-7-17w (https://flic.kr/p/WsKHVG) by longforgan2009 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

07-14-2017, 11:52 AM
Nice aeroplane , nice background but I think as you say maybe needs something more.

07-14-2017, 05:41 PM
I like it ,maybe it is a bit smooth,did they really smooth the panel lines? It sort of looks like a really good base but the details still need adding.

07-14-2017, 11:41 PM
Have put in the fine details on the aircraft and added more details on the land and clouds.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4325/35888903046_edbf79e714_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WFo1ws)15-7-17-5w (https://flic.kr/p/WFo1ws) by longforgan2009 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

07-15-2017, 03:19 AM
Having 'thunk' about it, it must be quite early on in the operation, no Mulberry. So I would think there would be some smoking wreckage, maybe even some explosions. If it is actual 'D' day there certainly would plenty smoke and splashes.

07-15-2017, 06:12 AM
Looks better and if you do as Jim says i think this could be one of my favourite pieces of your works.

07-20-2017, 12:58 AM
After a lot of repainting this is the final painting.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/35867182822_1f65ee37fb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WDsFRQ)20-7-17-3w (https://flic.kr/p/WDsFRQ) by longforgan2009 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

07-20-2017, 04:57 AM
^^^^^ Thats a winner ,good stuff.I bet that won't take long to sell.