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Offline Retired In Kalifornia II

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Book Covers...
« on: April 20, 2022, 06:53:02 AM »
...Not "profiles" but renderings I did for John Baxter decades ago for his Alternative Luftwaffe & Tragerflotten series:


Offline Wyrmshadow

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Re: Book Covers...
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2022, 12:41:14 PM »
nice. I remember those images from the Luft46 website 20+ years ago

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Re: Book Covers...
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2022, 07:36:05 PM »
I have those 2 on my bookshelf, along with a couple of John's other books.

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 08:45:25 PM »
...Employed early Corel Graphics Suite vector drawing versions rendering them; cut teeth with Micrografx Draw c,1994-98, lightweight & fast though limited editing tools. open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) raster good "no cost" Corel substitute though vector best for graphic object editing. I still pine rendering original 1941 CONVAIR B-36 design in pre-1942 "silver bird" USAAF livery though don't relish shelling out buying vector software just to render it alone nor am up to nerve-racking effort doing so, hopefully somebody has or will render it 3-D sparing me the anguish!

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Re: Thanks...
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2022, 09:56:28 PM »
...Employed early Corel Graphics Suite vector drawing versions rendering them; cut teeth with Micrografx Draw c,1994-98, lightweight & fast though limited editing tools. open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) raster good "no cost" Corel substitute though vector best for graphic object editing. I still pine rendering original 1941 CONVAIR B-36 design in pre-1942 "silver bird" USAAF livery though don't relish shelling out buying vector software just to render it alone nor am up to nerve-racking effort doing so, hopefully somebody has or will render it 3-D sparing me the anguish!

This Silverbird?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Y-5SY07mI&ab_channel=Wyrmshadow

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2022, 11:01:55 PM »
...Employed early Corel Graphics Suite vector drawing versions rendering them; cut teeth with Micrografx Draw c,1994-98, lightweight & fast though limited editing tools. open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) raster good "no cost" Corel substitute though vector best for graphic object editing. I still pine rendering original 1941 CONVAIR B-36 design in pre-1942 "silver bird" USAAF livery though don't relish shelling out buying vector software just to render it alone nor am up to nerve-racking effort doing so, hopefully somebody has or will render it 3-D sparing me the anguish!

This Silverbird?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Y-5SY07mI&ab_channel=Wyrmshadow
...That's the Eugen Sänger Orbital Bomber, did render art of it for a German writer c.1999-2000 don't have image of it alas.

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Re: Book Covers...
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2022, 01:38:07 AM »
I have those 2 on my bookshelf, along with a couple of John's other books.

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Offline ptdockyard

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Re: Book Covers...
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2022, 08:29:19 PM »
These two are in a special place in my collection. John said he had a third coming out but apparently not.

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Re: Book Covers...
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2022, 02:21:18 AM »
These two are in a special place in my collection. John said he had a third coming out but apparently not.

Dave G

A third Luftwaffe one or third Tragerflotten one?
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