New Work: Bf 109 E-7, Lysander, Swordfish, and Fw 190 A-4

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  1. ColesAircraft

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    It's been a long time since I posted here, but I wanted to share some of my latest artwork. I've been doing this full-time now for the past few years and I'm looking for subject and composition suggestions. Many of my clients have been coming from the UK, so I've been trying to focus on more RAF and RN subjects, as well as the usual Luftwaffe to pair with my excavated aircraft fragments. I'd love to hear feedback!

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    Nice work!
     
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    Lysander's my fave.
     
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    those are all great, though the Lysander is my favorite
     
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    Thanks, guys! The Lysander is my favorite, too. Funny thing is that I invested three times the time into my Swordfish piece, and the Lysander came about while I was researching a completely different subject and composition. I guess that's how it works sometimes. :)

    Just got my new Blog up last night, too: Aviation Art of Ron Cole Cole's Aircraft
     
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    Nice work - I particularly like the composition for the Fw 190
     
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    Just a nitpick but wouldnt the Lysander have been in matt black not gloss paint
     
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    I researched that before I started this piece. I found photos that indicated everything from a mat to an egg shell finish. I know the British applied an experimental mat black to their early nocturnal bombers that was so rough as to have caused considerable drag. So black paint that was dead mat was certainly out there. But from an artistic point of view the subject really needed to have a finish with some reflective properties. So long as egg shell was not wrong - it was right for me. :)
     
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    The Lysander at nigh looks good so why not try a few nightfighter pictures? A shadowy bomber in the background, maybe a bit of flame from the exhaust just showing, being hunted down by a Mosquito/JU-88.
     
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