Author Topic: Logan's Profiles - SdKfz 231 Halbkettenfahrzeug  (Read 198445 times)

Offline AXOR

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #165 on: March 15, 2012, 06:24:22 PM »
Exquisite !!!  :-*

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #166 on: March 15, 2012, 07:05:44 PM »
Wow that's some serious detail Logan!!

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #167 on: March 15, 2012, 11:49:12 PM »
Excellent work, Logan. I was drooling over the shading and coloring you were doing on the sight over the past two nights. It's an entire profile in and of itself, isn't it?

That's about maybe the top third of the gunsight that anyone can see. I ended up detailing about another third, and the bottom third was just the basic shapes. I drew it completely separately (and in large scale!) from the rest of the plane, so I didn't know how much the control panel would be covering.

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #168 on: March 17, 2012, 12:41:55 AM »
Thanks, everyone!  It's starting to come together, now.



First attempt at random scratches, initial paint chipping, etc.  I need a round of rivet paint chipping and leading edge paint chipping, but then weathering should be largely finished.

Cheers,

Logan

Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #169 on: March 17, 2012, 12:52:21 AM »
Aye carumba! Think I'll retire and take up flower arranging or something!

Offline Rafael

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #170 on: March 17, 2012, 01:49:30 AM »
Aye carumba! Think I'll retire and take up flower arranging or something!

I recommend taking up knitting. Being amongst such talented artists prompted me to subscribe to "Knitting Monthly" in spanish, por favor.

Logan this is serious art, man. The care and dedication shows. I don't care counting rivets as long as they're so exquisitely detailed.
Oh, and thanks for the animation from Talos' artwork to your rendering. That was very illustrative
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #171 on: March 17, 2012, 08:21:32 AM »
Meh ... neither flower-arranging nor a subscription to El Hacer Punto Monthly appeals. Time to just kick back with the bowl of popcorn and watch the show  ;)  Go Logan!
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Offline JP Vieira

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #172 on: March 17, 2012, 05:40:04 PM »
Very good

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #173 on: March 21, 2012, 10:01:43 AM »
Bah, nonsense you lot!  There's more than one way to do profiles and I love the work each of you do.  Your methods are certainly more prolific than my own if this He 100 is anything to go by.

It is VERY near to completion, however.  Talos can attest to how it's coming along, as he is the only one that can see the WIPs I produce on a near daily basis.  He's just got a few more pieces to give me and then I'll be done.  Watch this space!

Cheers,

Logan

Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #174 on: March 21, 2012, 11:16:28 PM »
Consider this space watched! Turns out I'm useless at flower-arranging btw! I have 10 black thumbs!

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #175 on: March 28, 2012, 01:54:05 AM »
Finally done!



   By 1938, it was becoming clear that, given the same engine, the Heinkel He 100 would out-perform the Messerschmitt Bf 109 in maximum speed, range, and altitude.  As a result, the Reichsluftfahrtministerium decided to get the most out of the limited supply of Daimler-Benz DB 601 engines available.  Priority was given to the He 100 while Messerschmitt received the balance.  The Heinkel He 100D soon entered full-scale production, the first units receiving their aircraft in early 1939.  By spring of 1940, the Bf 109 remained the backbone of the Jagdwaffe, but the He 100 was quickly replacing it in front line units.  By the invasion of France, the He 100 would comprise roughly half of the fighters in Jagdgeschwader stationed on the Western Front.  The He 100 cut large swathes through French and British fighters opposing it, making aces out of many of its pilots during the campaign.

   One such pilot was the flamboyant Adolf Galland.  A veteran of Spain, Galland mentored under fellow Condor Legion veteran and accomplished ace Werner Mölders, quickly becoming an ace and leader in his own right.  After scoring 14 kills flying the He 100 with JG 27, Galland took command of III./JG 26.  He would remain with JG 26 throughout the Battle of Britain, achieving dozens of kills throughout the summer in the skies over Britain.  The He 100 had greater range than the Bf 109, effectively making it the only escort for German bombers over London.  Despite the successes of German fighter pilots, bomber losses continued to mount and Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring eventually ordered the Jagdgeschwader to remain close to the bombers they were escorting.  As Galland recalled:

Quote from: Adolf Galland
   We had the impression that, whatever we did, we were bound to be wrong. Fighter protection for bombers created many problems which had to be solved in action. Bomber pilots preferred close screening in which their formation was surrounded by pairs of fighters pursuing a zigzag course. Obviously, the visible presence of the protective fighters gave the bomber pilots a greater sense of security. However, this was a faulty conclusion, because a fighter can only carry out this purely defensive task by taking the initiative in the offensive. He must never wait until attacked because he then loses the chance of acting.

   We fighter pilots certainly preferred the ‘free chase during the approach and over the target area’. This gives the greatest relief and the best protection for the bomber force, although not perhaps a sense of security for the latter.


   Obviously, the advantages of the He 100 over the British fighters such as the Spitfire were greatly marginalized under such circumstances and losses began to mount.  While the large daylight raids by German bombers began to wind down near the end of October, German fighters continued to engage RAF fighters in large-scale combat throughout 1940 and into 1941.  The speed of the He 100 meant that it could engage in combat and disengage almost at will.  Its range also allowed the He 100 considerable time over Britain to seek out RAF fighters.  In this environment, Galland found great success, scoring over 60 kills before the year was out.

   This profile depicts Galland’s personal He 100D-2/N as it appeared in late 1940.  The /N sub-type of the He 100 was powered by the 1,270 hp DB 601N, an uprated version of the DB 601A used in earlier Doras.  The new engine had flattened instead of concave piston heads for improved compression, produced an additional 75 hp at altitude, and used 100 octane C3 synthetic fuel.  Also seen is Galland’s distinctive telescope, used to distinguish friend from foe at greater range.  Behind the cockpit is the additional armor installed behind the pilot’s seat, a feature that would save Galland’s life in 1941.  Finally, painted under the cockpit is Galland’s personal emblem, Mickey Mouse, used by Galland since the Spanish Civil War.

I hope it was worth the wait!

Cheers,

Logan

Offline AXOR

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #176 on: March 28, 2012, 02:24:08 AM »
E X Q U I S I T E !!! The result is fantastic...I'm curious how many layers you used on this profile  ;D
Well done,Logan!

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #177 on: March 28, 2012, 02:27:45 AM »
Outstanding!  Any chance of a larger version - would make a great poster!
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Offline Talos

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #178 on: March 28, 2012, 02:30:19 AM »
*stretches* I'm glad we got that one done. I don't think I've ever put that much detail into a single piece of line art before. Logan, you're a harsh taskmaster and it made me better at what I do.

This came out well.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #179 on: March 28, 2012, 02:32:21 AM »
*stretches* I'm glad we got that one done.

Now...about that other one...you know the one I mean...bet you thought I had forgotten! C:-)
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