B-17 waistgunner view

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  1. DGplanepainter

    DGplanepainter New Member

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    Hey Guys,
    Awhile back I asked questions about flak/german fighters while attacking b-17's for a painting I was working on.
    I've finished it and figured I'd post it here for opinions, hope the attachment works!

    Thanks again for the input

    David Gorski
     

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing it!
     
  3. Messy1

    Messy1 Well-Known Member

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    That is a great view! Beautiful painting! thanks for sharing.
     
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    Love the color. Good pic but a tad busy.
     
  5. davebender

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    It looks to me like the Fw-190 canopy is open.
     
  6. Messy1

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    #6 Messy1, Oct 28, 2009
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    It is open Dave.
     
  7. davebender

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    Is that because of fogging at high altitude?
     
  8. DGplanepainter

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    It's open because I read a story told by a waistgunner describing this very scene. He couldn't believe it either,
    here comes this FW190 with the canopy back and scarf flying out, like something out of ww1! So, I thought it would make a great picture.

    Thanks for the comments

    David
     
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    I like it. Very professional looking. I was going to comment about the open canopy also but your explanation explained it. I think that the FW might be a little more realistic if it were further away.
     
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    I agree with the last post, but overall, rather nice. Just one thing though, the .50 cal Browning ejected the empty cases out of the bottom of the receiver, but that's being a bit nit-picking!
     
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    Dang! thanks for the bottom shell ejecting tip, guess I'll just have to chalk it up to "artistic interpretation":lol::lol:
    should've run this by you guys sooner!
     
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    Nice work David!

    Too close or not, that's a good lookin' FW!

    TO
     
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    Excellent work!
     
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    Excellent work DG!!!!:shocked!: That rocks!!!:headbang: :cool: :thumbleft:
     
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    Nicely done David!!
     
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    Perhaps the cockpit was open so the pilot could eject faster :)


    Kris
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Man i wish i could make art like that! Nice job man!!! :D
     
  19. DGplanepainter

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    thanks to all for you comments, coming from this group I really appreciate it.
    I'll post more paintings for opinions as I get them out if it's ok with you guys.
    Don't hold back on the constructive criticism, I really want to know what I did wrong to always make them better.


    Thanks
    David
     
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    What a great scene you can draw, DGplanepainter!
    It's awesome:shock:
     
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