VF-17 Corsair drawing ...

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  1. chicoartist

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    A small drawing I did over several nights recently. It may or may not end up as a small painting ...

    South Pacific Hot Rods
    10 x 15 in., pencil on Bristol


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    Excellent!
     
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    EXCELLENT ...lovely pencil work


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    Great rendering!
     
  7. Airframes

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    I like it !
     
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    Me too. You've captured the lighting extremely well!
     
  9. chicoartist

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    Thanks, guys! :D

    I will be doing a small painting based on this drawing ... AND I'll be doing a much larger Corsair painting next year featuring this same aircraft (Big Jim Streig's #3 from VF-17). 2011 will be a good year for Hogs! 8)

    Cheers!
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    Very nice! I wish I had half your talent! :D
     
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    really nice work!
     
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    WOW!!:shock: Excellent work sir!!!:thumbright:
     
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    Just finished this one up - hope to include it in our aviation art exhibition at the Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins opening Feb. 5th.


    South Pacific Hot Rods
    12 x 18 in. Oil on linen
    Completed 2011
    Collection the artist

    Two VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" F4U Corsairs cavort above the clouds during a rare break from combat ops, circa November 1943. Sporting beards in many cases and known for their aggressiveness, "Blackburn's Irregulars", as the pilots of VF-17 were known in certain quarters, actually played a large role during their own training period in preparing the Corsair for fleet-wide use. They didn't do so bad once they entered combat, either, scoring a record 152 victories in only 76 days of combat during the Solomons campaign.

    The featured aircraft, side #3, was flown by ENS Frederick J. "Big Jim" Streig. Streig flew two tours with the Jolly Rogers and made ace in the Corsair, scoring 5.5 confirmed aerial victories and claiming 2.0 damaged. Jim was promoted to Commander in 1956 and retired from the Navy in 1969. Always a popular presence at Jolly Rogers reunions over the years, "Big Jim" died in August 1995 after a long illness.


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    Wade
     
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    Excellent work Wade!
     
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    thats really nice!!
     
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    Well done mate!
     
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    Excellent work mate! :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks so much, guys! There will be many more Navy projects in the future ... I recently purchased the 4-volume Monogram Navy/USMC colors set and need to justify it! :lol:

    Cheers!
    Wade
     
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