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Offline elmayerle

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Northrop P-61F - "Putt Putt Maru" - Col. MacDonald
« Reply #510 on: December 18, 2013, 11:56:06 AM »
Damn, that's a gorgeous piece of work.  Bravo!!

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Northrop P-61F - "Putt Putt Maru" - Col. MacDonald
« Reply #511 on: December 18, 2013, 12:30:54 PM »
Thanks guys!  I think this variant is really coming alive in all the various service schemes.  You might also notice that it's got the larger long-range tanks normally fitted to the P-61.  With those, this thing would have had an insane range from Okinawa, likely over almost all of Japan.

Not sure what I'll be doing next, likely a German He 100 on the Russian Front in 1942.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Northrop P-61F - "Putt Putt Maru" - Col. MacDonald
« Reply #512 on: December 19, 2013, 04:27:36 AM »
Brilliant work!!  :-*

You know what might look really good are some of those really vibrant P-51 long range escort schemes
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Northrop P-61F - "Putt Putt Maru" - Col. MacDonald
« Reply #513 on: December 19, 2013, 07:23:24 AM »
That's what the Grossheusch plane was.  The markings are entirely from his P-51D.  In fact, the tanks I did for this profile were the 110 gallon long-range Mustang tanks that were used in the Pacific, too.



http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=144.msg58820#msg58820



The blue on the spinner and on the engine come from it, as do the tail stripes and two command stripes.  I don't know if they'd have done them on the booms AND the center fuselage, but I did.  I originally was copying the black bars, too, but something I had read was nagging at me, so I did some more research to jog my memory.  So, quick history lesson here.  The Fifth Air Force in the Philippines painted black stripes on the wings and fuselage of their single-engined fighters in that theater.  This was to prevent their pilots from mistaking other US aircraft for Japanese aircraft.  Many units carried this practice over to Okinawa and the 35th FG did this with their P-51s.  The Fifth Air Force did NOT, however, do this with the P-38 Lightning.  Why not?  Well, how many Japanese fighters look like the P-38?  Exactly.  Well, the same would have held true for the P-61F, so I deleted them from the final profile.  They may yet make an appearance, however.  The next scheme might come from a P-47N when I get around to it eventually.  Maybe a P-51D.  We'll see.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Hannes Trautlof's Heinkel He 100D-4
« Reply #514 on: February 27, 2014, 01:12:14 PM »
Here's another He 100 profile that I just finished.  As always, click on the image below to see the picture at 100% or view it at my DeviantArt page.



Full backstory below:

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When Hannes Trautloft passed away on January 12, 1996, Germany lost "one of the great educators in the fighter arm," in the words of historian Ernst Obermaier.  Trautloft earned great respect for his able command of JG 54 from August 1940 to July 1943.  His personal insignia, the "Green heart of Germany" (Thuringia region) was adopted by the entire JG 54, which became famous as Jagdgeschwader Grünherz.  He achieved eight victories during the Battle of Britain.  Following his nineteenth and twentieth victories on July 24, 1941—two Soviet SB bombers near Soltsy, USSR—Major Trautloft was awarded with the Knight's Cross.  Under Trautloft's command, JG 54 was credited with 1,200 victories on the Eastern Front through January 2, 1942.  Geschwaderkommodore Trautloft scored his personal fortieth victory—against a Pe-2—on May 9, 1942.  On July 6, 1943, Trautloft's personal friend, General der Jagdflieger Galland, appointed him inspector of the Fighter Air Arm on the Eastern Front.  Trautloft ended the war with a total of 53 victories (plus four in the Spanish Civil War) on 560 combat sorties.


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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Hannes Trautlof's Heinkel He 100D-4
« Reply #515 on: February 28, 2014, 10:56:19 AM »
Nice work, Logan! What's next?
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Hannes Trautlof's Heinkel He 100D-4
« Reply #516 on: March 01, 2014, 01:35:17 AM »
Hmm, not sure.  Was there something in particular that you really wanted to see?

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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Hannes Trautlof's Heinkel He 100D-4
« Reply #517 on: March 01, 2014, 11:56:26 AM »
How about that alternate F-14 again? IIAF or the what-if NORAD bird....may I suggest the 144th FIW at Fresno in the same scheme as their F-106s?
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Hannes Trautlof's Heinkel He 100D-4
« Reply #518 on: March 01, 2014, 12:09:44 PM »
Love the Grünherz He-100  :-*  Gorgeous work as always Logan!
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Hannes Trautlof's Heinkel He 100D-4
« Reply #519 on: March 02, 2014, 10:50:13 PM »
Really good! Beautiful.
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #520 on: March 08, 2014, 10:33:33 AM »
Finally got the chance to do an Iranian one.  It'll get missiles after the Revolution.  As always, click on the image below to see the picture at 100% or view it at my DeviantArt page.



Iran ordered a total of 80 Vought F-14A Vagabonds in two batches, one of 30 and another of 50 aircraft, in early 1974. The first F-14 was delivered to the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) in January 1976, and the first two units were fully operational by the summer of 1977, by when the training of additional crews was advancing at a very high pace.

By late 1978, the 80th F-14 produced to Iran was built as well; instead of being delivered, however, the aircraft was kept in the USA to be used as test-rig for installation of the USAF-style "boom-and-receptacle" in-flight refueling system. Meanwhile, over 120 Iranian pilots and 80 RIOs were qualified for the Vagabond, and an additional group was about to finish their training.

Since 1977 the IIAF F-14s were engaged in a series of tests, which put the plane and its weapons system to the extremes, and eventually ended by several spectacular test-firings of AIM-54s, two of which might have scored unofficial world-records for the range, speed, and the height reached by the missiles in flight. In October 1978 also two IIAF F-14As intercepted a high and fast-flying Soviet MiG-25 over the Caspian sea, forcing it to abort a recce run over Iran, and in turn ending similar Soviet operations over the country.

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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #521 on: March 08, 2014, 10:41:08 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #522 on: March 08, 2014, 11:28:00 AM »
That one came out really nice, Logan. The camo, just like on the IIRAF F-14s, looks so weird after being used to gull grey.  ;D

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #523 on: March 08, 2014, 11:35:28 AM »
Though I'll bet that even you, Talos, didn't notice the removal of the IRST under the nose on the Iranian F-14.

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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #524 on: March 09, 2014, 02:30:29 AM »
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