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johnredpath1953 05-05-2019 04:22 AM

Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 
Although Leuchars was a Phantom unit during most of the 80s . The unit did have the facilities to arm Lightnings from Binbrook if required. Special teams practiced Operational Turn Rounds (OTRs).
My next painting will set the scene of an armourer waiting for the Lightnings coming. I will put a Phantom in the process of landing with 2 lightnings in the distance. Painting this figure is going to be a challenge.
Ta John

NeilF92 05-05-2019 05:26 AM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 
I liked those odd moments when you found yourself with nothing to do but sit , wait and watch - and enjoy just being part of such a scene .

johnredpath1953 05-05-2019 07:35 AM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 

Phantom added and Lightning. May add another Lightning. Probably shuffle lightnings about.

Gray539 05-06-2019 12:03 PM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 
Looking forward to the progress of this one, John.

johnredpath1953 05-06-2019 07:11 PM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 
Really struggling painting the folds and creases of the overalls. Using acrylic gouache which dries quite fast. Have already cocked up figure twice. I also need to turn his head around to look directly at the 2 Lightnings. Been looking at articles on how to achieve the folds.
2 Lightnings added.
Hopefully the next picture should show a painted figure with decent creases. Still enjoyable though. Ta John

johnredpath1953 05-08-2019 08:01 PM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 
Thought I would have a start with the main figure regarding the overalls and the folds and creases. After 5 goes I suddenly realised that I was struggling. I very now realised that there is some rules to be followed. The figure will be redone now I understand what's going on. This is the figure at the moment buts it's going to be changed
Ta John

NeilF92 05-09-2019 08:09 AM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 
Interested to see how the overalls turn out . clothing is one of my weak areas , struggled with it in my 92 Sqn Lightning pic .

johnredpath1953 05-09-2019 10:15 AM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 

Just spent 6 hours on this figure and it's still not right.
Any ideas anyone.
Ta John

vegaskip 05-09-2019 10:18 AM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 
Change the title to NAFFI Break!.
Jim

johnredpath1953 05-10-2019 10:54 AM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 

A bit more done ...have not decided what type of sky to do yet. Put a moustache on the figure as in "Freddie Mercury ". We had an armourer who was the spitting image of Freddie who was very popular with the woman back in those days.
Comments welcome. Ta John

Lazarus2 05-11-2019 08:56 AM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 
Looking good. I have good memories of RAF Leuchars, being a Phantom backseater (USAF) in the 1980's. We always enjoyed flying there from Ramstein and sampling the local fare. I've never been to this forum, although I've done a couple historical aviation photos. Thanks for posting this.
Mike, [url="http://www.mcraigart.com"].

johnredpath1953 05-11-2019 11:15 AM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 

Added a few more figures and replaced the Lightnings with a single ship. Enjoying this...

johnredpath1953 05-14-2019 02:07 PM

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A bit morecently done. I very happy with the figure on the left...a happy accident.
Ta John

johnredpath1953 05-14-2019 05:13 PM

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That's nearly it...just a bit of tidying up.
Ta John

NeilF92 05-14-2019 05:27 PM

Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.
 
Not liking the pointing figure on the right John - can't figure out the perspective /scale on him.


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