Author Topic: Logan's Profiles - SdKfz 231 Halbkettenfahrzeug  (Read 198427 times)

Offline arc3371

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #90 on: January 31, 2012, 06:47:09 AM »
Good looking Heinkels

Offline apophenia

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #91 on: January 31, 2012, 06:57:43 AM »
Logan: Nice! Looks really sharp in that splinter camouflage  :-*
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #92 on: January 31, 2012, 10:02:53 AM »
Thanks for the compliments, everyone!  How about another Last Crusade profile?

Lovely delicate shading and tones.

Love it.

Thanks, Flitzer.  A lot of people may not realize it, but the lighting and shading is actually different on each profile to suit the amount of wear and the type of paint on each plane, so I thank you for noticing it.  A lot of effort goes into even the little details on my profiles, hence my custom title "rivet-counting whiffer".

Considering how Jones Senior shot up the tail of the plane, I'm almost surprised they didn't put the Hakenkreuz there.

Yeah, there was no shortage of swastikas throughout the rest of the movie.  Maybe the Stampe was German-registered or something and they weren't allowed to put one on it?  That's my best guess.



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Shortly after the Republic of Hatay declared independence in the latter half of the 1930s, it began preparing for its own defense.  While most of its armed forces were limited to camels, horses, desert vehicles, and tanks, the small air arm did acquire some aircraft.  The aircraft were primarily acquired from Germany, an early supporter of the new republic.  Ten Heinkel He 46G-1s were procured on a German loan received after granting the Luftwaffe the right of using the Hatay airspace.

Some of the more fantastic tales surrounding this agreement link it to Hitler's obsession with religious artifacts, specifically in the state of Hatay, but these are pure conjecture.  The is no evidence to support these claims, the brief visit by German military advisors in 1938 merely being assistance with a military exercise the Hatay Army was conducting at the time.  The interruption of these exercises by pro-Syrian rebels did not help German attempts to keep their involvement low-profile, as fighting produced casualties on both sides.  Through a combination of bad planning, untrained conscript soldiers, and sheer bad luck, the 1938 exercises became a fiasco.  Some vehicles were damaged by rebels and abandoned, while a tank was lost due to mechanical failure, although one report described it as having driven off a cliff after the driver passed out from heat stroke.  To add insult to injury, Bedouin tribesmen in the area stole a number of horses and camels that were left unguarded at one point during the exercise.  The exercises, already frowned upon by neighboring Turkey and France did not help Hatay's relations with its neighbors and would not be repeated.  Likewise, Germany would end its formal involvement with the Republic of Hatay at this time.

How does the dust look?  Did it come out looking alright?  The camo comes from this vehicle (a fake Kubelwagen), which I had never realized was even camouflaged due to all the dust on it.  The roundels, flag, etc. all come from the vehicles in the movie, too.  Here's the same plane without the dust layers, so you can see what it looks like with the full color.



Well, I hope you all enjoyed the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade profiles!

Cheers,

Logan

Offline apophenia

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #93 on: January 31, 2012, 10:31:47 AM »
Thanks for the comparison Logan, The dust layer looks great -- especially on the upper surface of the wing!
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #94 on: January 31, 2012, 11:16:44 AM »
Logan, these are incredible, it's this kind of attention to detail that pushes me to improve my own profiles. I admit to being lazy sometimes but your work is definately an inspiration.  :)
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #95 on: January 31, 2012, 05:13:15 PM »
The Indy-inspired schemes are terrific!

Offline AXOR

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #96 on: January 31, 2012, 05:19:29 PM »
Nice Heinkels Logan,very neat profiles.
What can I say?I'm a fan of your work
Keep up

Alex
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #97 on: February 01, 2012, 12:02:53 AM »
Thanks for the comparison Logan, The dust layer looks great -- especially on the upper surface of the wing!

Thanks, apophenia.  I use a lot of the same patterns and filters, I just scale them differently and employ them in different ways.

Logan, these are incredible, it's this kind of attention to detail that pushes me to improve my own profiles. I admit to being lazy sometimes but your work is definately an inspiration.  :)

Your work is gorgeous, Doom, and you were one of the profilers that originally inspired me to start doing profiles at all!  You could say that without the likes of you and Gekko, my profiles wouldn't exist at all.  If my work inspires you at this point, I merely consider it to be giving some of it back.

The Indy-inspired schemes are terrific!

Thanks, Empty Handed!  I have to admit, I REALLY liked writing the "official" explanation of what happened during the Last Crusade.  By the way, I've been loving your recent Republic aircraft, especially the very pretty F4N.

Nice Heinkels Logan,very neat profiles.
What can I say?I'm a fan of your work
Keep up

Thanks, AXU, and I of yours.  I especially loved your Peruvian Yak-2.15.  That just looked right.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #98 on: February 01, 2012, 08:16:00 AM »
I hate to tell you Logan, but you belong here. These H-46s prove it!

They're all so sweet I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but I can just imagine all the work that went into that amazing splinter scheme.

Most excellent!

Brian da Basher

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #99 on: February 09, 2012, 02:16:19 PM »
In case anybody's wondering, I've gone back to working on the XP-61F.  It wants my soul.  Every square inch of aluminum on that plane fights me.  That being said, I love its looks.  I also fear trying to convert it to work with other profile schemes.  Once I get all the detail work done and get happy with it, I'll need to spend a week just cleaning it up so I can actually work with it.  Right now it really is like a hand-made prototype, nowhere near ready for production.

I do find it ironic how much the art process mirrors real life subject sometimes.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline apophenia

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #100 on: February 10, 2012, 07:37:47 AM »
...I do find it ironic how much the art process mirrors real life subject sometimes...

He he. Keep at 'er Logan. Sometimes these things fight you every inch of the way. But maybe it's less worth the doing if it doesn't? Looking forward to the outcome of your XP-61F wrassling  ;)
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #101 on: February 10, 2012, 07:44:53 AM »
Woooo more P-61s!!!!
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #102 on: February 10, 2012, 11:05:42 AM »
Ugh, that P-61. It was bad enough drawing it the first time, with what I thought were accurate sources. Don't remind me about it.  :-X

*gets back to working on the He 100*  >:(

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #103 on: February 10, 2012, 12:23:19 PM »
I've come to realize that the only accurate sources are photos...and even they lie sometimes!

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #104 on: February 10, 2012, 01:14:45 PM »
Yes, I agree with you completely on both parts. Makes the He 280 hard, since I can't find any clearish photos of the BMW 003 installation.