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The beast by Bidass The beast by Bidass
P-47 Thunderbolt...
I try a little chrome effect...
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bright! I worship the beast!
Do you draw it with a real taking off model or from scrap?
Thanks
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Bidass Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist
I use 4 sources : Real models kit for the view, aircraft plan for the rivets and details, photography for the colors
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bdu981 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Do you draw in pencil and then outline in ink? What is your process? Great stuff!
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Bidass Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
First step, I draw the pencil lines, the most clean as possible.
secondly, I scan it.
In photoshop, I clean the lines with the rubber. Sometimes, I complete the missing lines with the tablet...
Then I can start to paint !
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zmmchaos Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is a truly great piece. Wonderfully done.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Truly a beast. It coudl withstand damage that would bring down most fighters.

There's a story where a German ace slutes the pilot of one of these after depelting all of his ammo on it and still failing to bring it down. When the American managed to land, he started counting the bullet holes, but stopped when he reached 200. :)
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Bidass Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for the nice story !
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Always a pleasure. ;)
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CarrieMoore Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was Robert S. Johnson. The German pilot was never identified, but it might have been Oberst Egon Mayer.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the heads-up. :)

I did knew the names once, but forgot them in the meanwhile. :/
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CarrieMoore Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome. Watch the Dogfights episode entitled 'Thunderbolt' and Johnson is the first person shown.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)

I saw that show, it was great. I'll have to check the P-47 episode again, then, to rewatch that story. Again, thanks for the heads-up. :)
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CarrieMoore Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, it was a great show. But I just wish that there was more from the other side of the coin, because almost every episode is about American exploits.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
True. It pended way to much to the American side, barring some minor execptions.
But I do think the show was cancelled before its time. For wha tI've read some years ago they intended to show more aces from all over the world in the follow-up seasons. The first episode of the canceled 3rd season would even be about the falklands war what would bring a breath of fresh air into it.

But, regardless, it was still a fun show to watch.
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CarrieMoore Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now if only someone could petition the 'History' Channel to put it back on the air and also get rid of some of the crap that they run now.
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