- Jan 23, 2011
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Re: VL Finnish pre-1945 Fighter Projects
topspeed3 said:This would indicate that there was after all a difficulty to get the right glue; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VL_Myrsky
The need for Puuska expired in summer 1944 when president Risto Ryti had been able to acquire 150 Messerschmitts ( 109 G-6s ) with his personal promise not to let down Axis powers in fight against the USSR.
topspeed3 said:Latvian AF also had swastika, but its origins I do not know;...
Apophenia said:topspeed3 said:Latvian AF also had swastika, but its origins I do not know;...
OT, but ... "Latvian left-facing swastika or Thunder Cross [pērkonkrusts] dates back to Bronze Age. It is widely seen scratched on the surfaces like rocks, weapons and pottery as a protector sign." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_use_of_the_swastika_in_the_early_20th_century#Latvia
Uh, per Monty Python: "I'm Not Dead - Yet!" The bomber is a Myasischev DVB-102. I drew this art piece in November 2000. All my art produced since 2006 is here: http://www.luft46.com/rmart/lufartrm.html all that surviving prior to that year is backed up to my external HDDs though a fair number of my pieces produced prior to that year, including a few harking back to 1999 if not earlier, are still up on the Internet. Am on hiatus drawing art till I get more of my extensive collection of 1/72 scale Regia Aeronautica Italia airplane models built, been on them continuously since 2009 and am 1/2 way building through that stockpile never mind those of other nationalities!topspeed3 said:
An american artist Richard Lewis Mendez [Mendes] who recently passed away drew this above..know the bomber ?
Glad to hear you are alive!!
And then I read this: "For years I've debated whether to reestablish my Internet graphics arts website I'd had up between 1997 & 2000, if I do it'll include everything I'd produced going back to 1997 along with new renderings." Cooool!! Please do it. I always liked your renderings. And the Luft46-Website needs (urgently) fresh and good new Pictures.
Greetings from Germany
Retired In Kalifornia said:for your enjoyment here is the oldest aviation one c. September 1997:
That's actual sized I'd saved it. Its one of my largest art renderings if not the largest in my portfolio. Remember back when we had to cram things in 14-inch or smaller glass tube screens?! I had to make a small JPEG of it for folks to click on this one as y'all back then couldn't see it without scrolling left & right. I have a 30-inch PC monitor, thing looks tiny to me now LOL! Here's something that was up for a very short time on the "old" jetx.org website many moons ago:Apteryx said:Mr. Mendes, I too celebrate your status!Retired In Kalifornia said:for your enjoyment here is the oldest aviation one c. September 1997:
I remember that picture fondly, although it was bigger, no? Or were JPEGs all just smaller in those bygone days? There's something special about vector art--I hope you can share more of those images one way or the other.
Closest thing to it is this: Antaries Heinkel He 177 B-5/R1 ( He 277) conversion set I bought one earlier this year, listed U.S. $40 but y'all have to buy the Revell He-177 kit to go with it (yes, I did think about adapting it to the old Airfix kit but better sense prevailed here ala didn't wanna chance any mess-ups!):GTX said:Sigh...if only that were a real kit
topspeed3 said:Puuska with few other planes from same era in comparison.
Sadly it likely will be more years if ever can build this conversion, gave away all but my 1964-1966 Air Lines (FROG) kit collection in November 2015, no room where live now to store it. Antaries ANT-7209 He.277 conversion resin kits still are available for U.S. $60 via their website, may buy another at some point though still have 35 Regia Aeronautica Italia/Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana left to build before getting to anything else hopefully by 2021 assuming am alive, eyes & hands remain good & steady.Retired In Kalifornia said:Closest thing to it is this: Antaries Heinkel He 177 B-5/R1 ( He 277) conversion set I bought one earlier this year, listed U.S. $40 but y'all have to buy the Revell He-177 kit to go with it (yes, I did think about adapting it to the old Airfix kit but better sense prevailed here ala didn't wanna chance any mess-ups!):GTX said:Sigh...if only that were a real kit
It will be years till I get to it BTW; like the paint schemes though think they ain't RLM spec LOL!