Operation Vengeance - Ambush of Yamamoto

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  1. ColesAircraft

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    Just completed (literally, 52 minutes ago) this commission of Isoroku Yamamoto's G4M1 'Betty' being shot down by Lt. Rex Barber's P-38 on April 18, 1943 - Operation Vengeance.

    Thought I'd share!


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    Very cool Ron! I just happened upon one of the control columns from this very aircraft a few weeks back :cool:
     

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    Nice work Ron!
     
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    You certainly do good work, Ron.

    And for heaven's sake,where is that control column located?
     
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    Cool in a way preserving the control column, (but not in the way..) of the 1st official US state sanctioned assination of a enemies leader/brass/person...

    That P-38 model looks more like a Droopsnoot than a 38 fighter/inceptor/'P'ersuit/escort...
     
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    Even during the revolution, colonial sharpshooters aimed for the officers.
    Taking out the command structure is a tactic probably as old as warfare.
     
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    And here I thought that was an american innovation. :rolleyes:
     
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    Rest in peace, Isoroku Yamamoto
    One of the great minds...
     
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    Thanks, guys! That's an amazing relic: the control wheel. This painting was commissioned by a collector who has Barber's autograph and piece of Yamamoto's a/c, and wanted the artwork to accompany them.

    I made some revisions based upon the client's wishes. At first I was really against adding the tracers because I didn't think they'd make sense with Barber's P-38 starting to pull out . . . but I think they work. Your thoughts?

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    Yea, I agree with you about the tracers. It looks better to me without them.
     
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    Also, American tracers were red.
     
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