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Old 02-25-2020, 04:57 AM
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Spitfire Mk V clipped wing



I have at last retired and have some time for art. This is an afternoons output. A4 layout paper and various pencils.

I started with an outline drawing, then drew in a 'wireframe' to get the shape. Some is still visible in the highlight areas. Finally shading in the various tones.

Model was a 1:72 scale Revell kit with an Airfix man.

Its good fun.
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:47 AM
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Re: Spitfire Mk V clipped wing

Well done , i great way to start retirement ,may there be many more
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Re: Spitfire Mk V clipped wing

Nice drawing. Look forward to seeing many more.
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Congratulations on the retirement, Ian. Looking forward to more work.
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Old 02-26-2020, 05:23 AM
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Re: Spitfire Mk V clipped wing

Terrific. I like your approach.

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Old 02-26-2020, 06:53 AM
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Re: Spitfire Mk V clipped wing

Good drawing given the scale of the model.
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:51 AM
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Re: Spitfire Mk V clipped wing



This is a subsequent effort - about three hours. Its a rendition using only lines, the wireframe without any shading. I must admit its difficult not to suddenly shade a dark area, so discipline is required, and its bit tedious to do!

I think the trick now is to provide sufficient wireframe to indicate what the image is rather than labourious rendition of every single surface and feature.

Model here was an Airfix 1:72 scale kit.
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:05 PM
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Re: Spitfire Mk V clipped wing

It is a pig of an aircraft to get right.Very subtle curves that look straight but curve and twist.I personally would add some shading under the wheels to " ground " it , looks like it is floating. Good stuff and keep up the shading
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Old 02-27-2020, 05:45 PM
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Re: Spitfire Mk V clipped wing

Superb texture. Adding the figure gives it a dramatic touch. I can sense the joy had in creating this.
(It wouldn't be Airfix without a Spit!)
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:16 AM
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Re: Spitfire Mk V clipped wing

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It is a pig of an aircraft to get right.Very subtle curves that look straight but curve and twist.I personally would add some shading under the wheels to " ground " it , looks like it is floating. Good stuff and keep up the shading

I agree, its a tricky subject. The wing is a pair of curves and was designed with a twist along the line of the wing-spar to provide the pilot with a stall warning shudder.

Another thing I noticed when working on this image is that the 1940 green and brown camouflage are almost the same tone, so become indistinguishable in grey scale digital images. I wonder if that is why RAF changed from brown to grey and green for their colour scheme!
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