WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Subjects > Aviation Art
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-05-2019, 04:22 AM
johnredpath1953 johnredpath1953 is offline
Senior Member
Glossop. Derbyshire
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 111
 
Hails from Scotland
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
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-05-2019, 05:26 AM
NeilF92 NeilF92 is offline
Lord of the Arts
N. East Scotland
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,372
 
Hails from Scotland
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 .
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-05-2019, 07:35 AM
johnredpath1953 johnredpath1953 is offline
Senior Member
Glossop. Derbyshire
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 111
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.


Phantom added and Lightning. May add another Lightning. Probably shuffle lightnings about.
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-06-2019, 12:03 PM
Gray539's Avatar
Gray539 Gray539 is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,093
 
Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.

Looking forward to the progress of this one, John.
__________________
Planes, Trains and Automobiles!
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-06-2019, 07:11 PM
johnredpath1953 johnredpath1953 is offline
Senior Member
Glossop. Derbyshire
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 111
 
Hails from Scotland
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
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-08-2019, 08:01 PM
johnredpath1953 johnredpath1953 is offline
Senior Member
Glossop. Derbyshire
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 111
 
Hails from Scotland
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
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-09-2019, 08:09 AM
NeilF92 NeilF92 is offline
Lord of the Arts
N. East Scotland
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,372
 
Hails from Scotland
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 .
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-09-2019, 10:15 AM
johnredpath1953 johnredpath1953 is offline
Senior Member
Glossop. Derbyshire
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 111
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.


Just spent 6 hours on this figure and it's still not right.
Any ideas anyone.
Ta John
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-09-2019, 10:18 AM
vegaskip's Avatar
vegaskip vegaskip is online now
A WC! Legend
Auchtermuchty Fife Scotland
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 11,010
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.

Change the title to NAFFI Break!.
Jim
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-10-2019, 10:54 AM
johnredpath1953 johnredpath1953 is offline
Senior Member
Glossop. Derbyshire
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 111
 
Hails from Scotland
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
Reply With Quote
  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-11-2019, 08:56 AM
Lazarus2 Lazarus2 is offline
New Member
North Texas
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 14
 
Hails from United States
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"].
Reply With Quote
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-11-2019, 11:15 AM
johnredpath1953 johnredpath1953 is offline
Senior Member
Glossop. Derbyshire
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 111
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.


Added a few more figures and replaced the Lightnings with a single ship. Enjoying this...
Reply With Quote
  #13   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-14-2019, 02:07 PM
johnredpath1953 johnredpath1953 is offline
Senior Member
Glossop. Derbyshire
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 111
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.



A bit morecently done. I very happy with the figure on the left...a happy accident.
Ta John
Reply With Quote
  #14   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-14-2019, 05:13 PM
johnredpath1953 johnredpath1953 is offline
Senior Member
Glossop. Derbyshire
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 111
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.


That's nearly it...just a bit of tidying up.
Ta John
Reply With Quote
  #15   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-14-2019, 05:27 PM
NeilF92 NeilF92 is offline
Lord of the Arts
N. East Scotland
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,372
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: Lightning "OTRs" RAF Leuchars 87.

Not liking the pointing figure on the right John - can't figure out the perspective /scale on him.
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:17 PM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.