Totally OT, but I worked hard on it - WWII what-ifs

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Forbin, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Being a big P-47 fan, I've always wanted to see some of the experimental variants in operational markings. I finally got around to doing it, although as profiles, not as models. So here are some ideas of the prototype XP-47H and XP-72 in service markings:

    http://www.inpayne.com/whatif/whatif1.html

    All art done in CorelDraw, as always.
     
  2. aridas sofia

    aridas sofia Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nice work, John. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Brannigan

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    These are pretty cool, makes the P-47 look sleek, rather its affectionate name: jug
     
  4. Ptrope

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    Very cool! I'd love to see what you could do with something a friend of mine thought up, and which I think could have some story potential: prop-era fighters (P-51D, P-47, P-38, etc.) in airline liveries, for an alternate history wherein the airlines have their own fighter escorts. Given that it's an alternate history, I suppose they could even use liveries based upon more current designs, such as Virgin, Northwest, etc. - personally, I'd like to see a Constellation and its fighter escort in the current Air Force One livery.

    Ahhh, just letting my mind roam ... :D

    BTW, that's an interesting variant on the P-47; it almost looks like a P-51A with that scoop (or bulge) underneath. Nice work, as always!
     
  5. Forbin

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    That airline idea is pretty interesting!
     
  6. B.J.

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    Nice work there, John! I love seeing "what-ifs"! What version of Corel Draw are you using?
     
  7. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    The current issue, Corel Graphics Suite X3 (which is their way of avoiding putting "version 13" on the box).
     
  8. B.J.

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    But I *like* the number 13! (I still use v8 myself, can't afford to upgrade.)
     
  9. Kagan

    Kagan Commodore Commodore

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    Great job!!!

    Request:...

    I'm working on a WW2-era Batman story. In it, the Dark Knight flies a Batplane which is nothing more than a USAAF fighter. It could be a P-47!!!
     
  10. Masao

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    Great work! It's nice to see some "USAAF '46" stuff rather than the usual Nazi hardware. Inspired by your drawings, I'm working on a P-75A Eagle and a B-42 Mixmaster.
     
  11. Klaus

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    awesome work!
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Valom just came out with a pair of P-75 kits. Squadron has them.
     
  13. Unicron

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    Forbin, out of curiosity, are you familiar with the Luftwaffe 1946 series?
     
  14. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    A small subsection of the modeling section on my website:
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/models_projekts.html
    :)

    I probably have about the same amount of unbuilt kits stockpiled.
     
  15. Masao

    Masao Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, I saw them yesterday when I was looking for P-75 references. They look pretty cool. Seems that the USAF Museum is also making some progress on its restoration. Big Pic of P-75 undergoing restoration

    Anyway, here's my Eagle. For those who aren't familiar with this plane, it's a contra-prop escort/interceptor. But I didn't draw the props.
    [​IMG]

    Next will be a A2D Skyshark in the Skyraider colors of grey over white with a hornet on its tail
     
  16. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    OMG, I didn't know the damn thing was still in existance!