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Offline john_matthews129

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #180 on: March 24, 2019, 06:10:16 AM »
Loving these new bombers!  :-*

Many thanks!  I wasn't getting any notifications for replies so I haven't been here for awhile.  Here's the finished Badger I was working on...






And here are a few images of the B-47 with a little more work accomplished on the panel lines, rivets, and some markings....








Offline john_matthews129

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« Reply #181 on: March 24, 2019, 06:14:15 AM »
So here's the latest thing I've been working on...



A collector who enjoys my work commissioned me to work on a reversed camouflage F-105D with some specific markings.  This one is in the home stretch now aside from a couple modifications to the 3D model. 

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« Reply #182 on: March 24, 2019, 06:16:42 AM »
excellent 3 work  ;)

Thanks so much! 

Offline john_matthews129

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« Reply #183 on: March 24, 2019, 06:25:47 AM »
:icon_crap:

Sorry my bad .

That's a nice little illustration you have there.  I couldn't help notice the L-133 in the image.  Is that your work?  I ask because the L-133 you have in your illustration looks familiar...

Offline john_matthews129

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« Reply #184 on: March 24, 2019, 06:27:49 AM »
I like the Badger model :)

Thanks!  I finally finished one version of it.  Same client commissioned on in natural metal finish with different missiles.  I'll post here when I'm done working on it.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #185 on: March 24, 2019, 05:24:14 PM »
Love your Thuds! :smiley: :-*


And the L-133's a very cool subject! 8)
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Offline john_matthews129

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« Reply #186 on: March 24, 2019, 10:03:06 PM »
Love your Thuds! :smiley: :-*


And the L-133's a very cool subject! 8)

Thanks!  The Thuds are a pleasure to do.  I've become familiar with several Thud drivers and maintainers and they've really enjoyed what I've been doing.  A collector asked that I do several for him that he's interested in.  Between his Thuds and my other client's Russian planes, it's a bit like having a second full time job.  Ha!  No complaints though!

I may return to the L-133 and re-do the textures at some point in the future.  That was the first 3D plane model I did and there are things about it I would approach differently now.  It's all a matter of learning, I suppose. 

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Matthews Aviation Art
« Reply #187 on: March 25, 2019, 03:15:41 AM »
Be interesting to see you do the Thud in other camo schemes, either real (wrap around lizard or Euro1) or whif, "Asia Minor" or an "Arctic" mod for a standard scheme for exercises in Norway.

Offline john_matthews129

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« Reply #188 on: March 25, 2019, 06:24:31 AM »
Be interesting to see you do the Thud in other camo schemes, either real (wrap around lizard or Euro1) or whif, "Asia Minor" or an "Arctic" mod for a standard scheme for exercises in Norway.

I imagine, if I get spare time, I could have a go at that.  This has to be completed for my client though.  Then he also likes to have one with some scenery, so I'll have to get something together.

I finally added the proper vents near the nose of the plane.  It was a detail I totally forgot about while I was modeling the plane.  Happy to have those finished now though.





After this 105 I have to get back to the B-47E.  Then I've decided to start an F-101B.  I had a teacher in high school who was a back seater in the 101.  Looking forward to doing a few planes that are mostly gray, save for the colorful tails and other markings of that era.