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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2020, 07:24:35 AM »
Here is the Piper PA48 Enforcer built as a new airframe in the mid 1980's loosely based on the Mustang unlike the Cavalier Turbo Mustang III which was originally a P-51D I believe. Since both prototypes have been restored and placed on diplay there are hundreds of good photos of both that I was able to correct most of the mistakes I hope. The line drawing was horrible with multiples of mistakes and did not have a front view. I took the Neville Franklin Cavalier Mustang front view, placed the nose section minus the radiator scoop of a
P-51D over it then modified it into what I think is a reasonably correct front view of the Enforcer. I did the Enforcer that is on Display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The other prototype is displayed at Edwards Air Force Base in California where the two prototyoes were evaluated. I hope you like them.

Line art by unknown(Top/Side); Neville Franklin/Lloyd S Jones (Front)
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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2020, 07:35:02 AM »
So that will be it for the moment as I have yet to begin a new set. Thanks for all of your kind comments, I appreciate them.

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« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2020, 09:59:40 AM »
Great stuff ... and cool techniques James. I really like your mixture of photo bits and line art  :)

Thanks! I still need to learn how to highlight to take it to the next level, but so far my attempts have been disappointing.

One possibility is applying a lighter colour with the airbrush tool over a transparent layer and then flattening the layers.
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« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2020, 09:23:53 PM »
Once again awesome work James.

We need someone revive the Dart and Lycoming conversions in 1/72 and 1/48.
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I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2020, 07:13:10 AM »
Great stuff ... and cool techniques James. I really like your mixture of photo bits and line art  :)

Thanks! I still need to learn how to highlight to take it to the next level, but so far my attempts have been disappointing.

One possibility is applying a lighter colour with the airbrush tool over a transparent layer and then flattening the layers.

Thanks for the comments. You have great imagination of what could have been and what could be. I think I'm stuck too much in reality.  ;) Also I seem to be a one trick pony since coloring line drawings is pretty much my limit, although I do have to draw things at times, and I am getting better at it. I have tried using a transparent layer and wasn't having any luck getting the layer to work for me in GIMP. I'll have to see if I can find a tutorial. I'm learning everything on my own, so I guess it isn't all bad!

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« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2020, 07:14:20 AM »
This is my latest profile. During my research the engine to be used was a "Straight Eight" so instead of the four exhaust ports on each side of the fuselage, I put all eight on the right side. I believe that all of the exhaust ports are on the same side of the engine, but I had to choose a side, so depending on which way the engine was to be installed, would determine which side the the ports would be on. So did I guess right? Probably not ;), but I went with it anyway. I did a right side profile to show the exhaust. Since the flying/landed top profiles are virtually the same I only did the one. I colored it as if had been sent to Wright Field for evaluation. Amazing enough when trying to find a serial number that I could use for it I found out that 41-004 had been reserved for the XP-57 by the USAAC!! I love the interwebs:D

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« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2020, 11:30:38 AM »
Very nice! And a great choice of subjects  :smiley:

720 hp out of a straight-eight ... yeehah!

So did I guess right? Probably not ;) ...

Hard to say. The 1929 Miller 91 auto engine exhausted to starboard ... but its shaft faced aft. If Harry Miller followed the same pattern for the L-510, the exhaust ports would have run down the portside  :(

I'm now waiting for Jon to pop up with period drawings showing the entire Miller aero-engine development history  ;D
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« Reply #47 on: July 07, 2020, 07:45:19 PM »
Very nice! And a great choice of subjects  :smiley:

720 hp out of a straight-eight ... yeehah!


Hard to say. The 1929 Miller 91 auto engine exhausted to starboard ... but its shaft faced aft. If Harry Miller followed the same pattern for the L-510, the exhaust ports would have run down the portside  :(

I'm now waiting for Jon to pop up with period drawings showing the entire Miller aero-engine development history  ;D


Yeah after i got done with this I found a picture of one of Millers front wheel drive race car engines and of course the engine shaft faces forward with the exhaust ports to port. Well easy enough to change. so I will probably do that.

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« Reply #48 on: July 08, 2020, 07:24:22 PM »

Yeah after i got done with this I found a picture of one of Millers front wheel drive race car engines and of course the engine shaft faces forward with the exhaust ports to port. Well easy enough to change. so I will probably do that.

I have switched the exhaust ports to the opposite side.

My question to everyone is should I update the pictures above with what I believe is correct, or just post the new ones and let whomever decide what they believe is correct?

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« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2020, 09:25:39 PM »
I have decided to post the other set with the exhaust ports on the left side instead, that way you can choose which side you think is correct.

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