Junkers G.38 "In Progress" Artwork

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    Still quite a lot to do: shadows, many details (and something attaching those monster wheels to the aircraft would be nice), 'Lufthansa' livery and "D" numbers still to be added - along with some ground equipment, chocks and people/crew.

    Nevertheless it's "shareable" as it is - and I'm eager for input!

    Wondering about the atmospherics and overall color.

    [​IMG]

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    I've always thought it was a beautiful plane. Beautiful job.
     
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    Yeah, I've really kind of fallen for it, too. I've been a big fan of Japanese aircraft, but I had no idea they license-built the G.38 as the Ki-20 - and operated six of them! I only learned that while conducting research for this art piece.

    Evidently the Ki-20 was regarded as the most secret aircraft in the Japanese inventory well into WW2; long after it was technically obsolete.

    I think the G.38/Ki-20 has to be up there w/ the B-19 as one of the great early "largest airplanes in the world."

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    Excellent work mate!
     
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    nice subject.
     
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    Wow, first I heard about the Japanese version as well. Dammit, wished I had known that for the Heavies GB we just had!
     
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    Coming along nicely.
     
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    That came out first rate!
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    #14 Snautzer01, May 8, 2010
    Last edited: May 8, 2010
    the painting is, i am afraid, wrong

    Either change the date to 39 or so or remove the crosses.

    This Junkers G38, Sktz GF+GG, was pressed into service during the occupation of Norway when it was assigned to KGrzbV.107 and used to transport military supplies to Oslo-Fornebu. It was later assigned to I./KGzbV 172 with parts of the tail painted yellow. It later took part in the Balkans campaign and was eventually destroyed at Athens-Tatoi airfield during an attack by the RAF on 17th May 1941
     

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    #15 ColesAircraft, May 10, 2010
    Last edited: May 10, 2010
    Actually, there are no crosses on the a/c in the painting. She's a civil airliner serving w/ Lufthansa on the Berlin/London route in this period.

    - Ron Cole

    PS: Fantastic pictures! I wish I'd had those to help me w/ under-wing details!
     
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    That reminds me of a REALLY clunky version of the Vought XF5U :).

    [​IMG]

    Just has that weird wide thin shape to it.

    But maybe I'm drawing scorpions in the stars here (Read: Obscure way of saying maybe I'm connecting things that aren't really connected.)
     
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