B-17G Commissioned Artwork

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  1. ColesAircraft

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    Hi, friends! A bit ago I completed by first B-17 painting, which I'd done more-or-less for myself to combine with parts I had of B-17G Serial Number 44-85813. Here are the results of that project:

    A-B17-4.jpg b-17e.jpg

    Shortly afterwards I was contacted by a very nice lady who asked me if I could somehow change the markings of this 303rd BG a/c to that of the plane her father had flown of the 457th BG. He had won the Silver Star flying 'The G.I. Virgin II'. Unfortunately that project was a non-starter, since his a/c was unpainted. I suggested a whole new commission and she provided me with photos of the markings.

    I thought it came out nicely - though I took a bit of a risk with the moon and especially the lightning (too much???). Today I had it printed on 24 x 36 silver metallic paper - and wow! This is the first time I've used this paper on a subject like this, that was originally natural metal, and it's quite an eye-popping effect. Too bad it doesn't photograph well.

    A-B17G-1.jpg

    Wanted to share - and welcome any input!
     
  2. GregP

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    Looks pretty darned good. I would not have thought of using silver metallic paper and I bet if IS pretty awesome.

    Great work!
     
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    Very nice work, the lighting is not too much IMO.
     
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    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    The clouds are just... Wow...
     
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    Very nicely done!! Realistic view, brings the Flying Fortress to life!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Now that I like.

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    Yes a great job.
     
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