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Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« on: February 03, 2012, 08:50:46 AM »
Although probably not the one you were expecting! I was going through Tailspin Turtle's awesome thread on the Grumman 110 over on Secret Projects earlier today, came across the beautiful and somewhat different Design 110-3 and fell in love. I thought since I'm gonna do a profile of it, I might as well "strut my stuff"!

Here is the initial WIP. I've reproduced the original outline and started adding a few bits. Since the original drawing is a little spartan, I've had to make a few assumptions as to what goes where (which will no doubt fluctuate as time goes on).



I hope to showcase most of the major stages I take to create a profile and if my more learned colleagues wish to throw in the odd observation or suggestion, I'd be only too happy.





« Last Edit: February 03, 2012, 11:06:47 AM by Empty Handed »

Re: Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 10:23:58 AM »
Looking a little like a proto-J-10....



....... and with some colour.



Next up, weathering......
« Last Edit: February 03, 2012, 11:09:13 AM by Empty Handed »

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Re: Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 04:45:10 PM »
Woohoo!!!

I must admit that I really appreciate you doing a build thread.  I think many people underestimate what actually goes into creating a good profile (it's just colouring in isn't it?  ;)).

Watching with interest.

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Re: Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 09:32:44 PM »
Quote
it's just colouring in isn't it?  ;)


I know you are not being entirely serious but.....

......you could well argue that some of the profiles I've done, I've just traced around the original drawing but it's a little more involved than that. Hopefully I've demonstrated that with more esoteric subjects such as this, it does require a little creativity. As for the "colouring in", often, just choosing a colour scheme can be an art form unto itself given the options available (never realised how much I like orange until I started doing these).

To the naysayers, I would argue that presumably the Mona Lisa was just coloured in at some point. Was going to the moon just playing with some pretty big fizzy drinks bottles? I am perhaps belabouring the point a little now!  ;D

Anyway, the profile.....



Some tweaks and a little bit of highlighting and weathering (must resist temptation to weather new aircraft!!!). Next up shadows and finishing touches.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2012, 12:11:10 AM by Empty Handed »

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Re: Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 09:38:03 PM »
Really super stuff.

Regards,

John
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 01:09:35 AM »
Thanks Mav!

The (more or less) finished product.


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Re: Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 01:54:37 AM »
nice! i love the smoky engine
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Re: Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 07:56:52 AM »
nice! i love the smoky engine

I heartily agree with the gentleman from Grumman! I've always appreciated your profile work, EH but it's an extra treat to get a peek behind the curtain and see the steps involved.

Most excellent!

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Re: Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 12:18:55 AM »
Thanks for the feedback guys!

I've pretty much finished my entry. My first adult book was One Day In A Long War, about the Vietnam air war on May 10th 1972. It still has a little sticker I got from the dentist when I was a kid on the back cover! The upshot of this little anecdote is that it inspired me to do this:



I may do some tweaks but it is pretty much there.

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Re: Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 03:04:29 AM »
Nice
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 09:39:34 AM »
Very cool, Empty Handed! Any book would be proud to have such wonderful art grace its cover!

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« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 11:33:34 AM »
I like it!  :)
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 11:42:49 AM »
Sweet!   And of course I'm biased as to the good effect of dentists!   :)
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 07:14:08 AM »
Excellent work EH! I particularly like the 'action shot' in Fighting Falcons scheme!
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Re: Grumman F12F-1 Lion Profile
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 03:00:41 PM »
Err...what happened to the images?
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