Rocketeer nose-art for a P-51

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  1. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    I make action figure displays and I've been working on some ideas for WW2 P-51 Mustang fighters for different characters. I've finished nose-art for Captain America and Col. Steve Trevor from Wonder Woman. I got to thinking about a fighter plane for Cliff Secord--The Rocketeer. The graphic on the left is an illustration of the Bettie Rocketeer by Mario Chavez from Deviant Art.com. The one on the right I digitally painted and added the Rocketeer logo from one of the comic books. I'll place it on my P-51 photo template later today and see how it looks. I'll be repainting a P-51 model and adding the nose-art, re-scale it for 1/12th so it will match my 6 inch Rocketeer action figure. What do you guys think?
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    This looks very nice! :)
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  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    WOW! Lee, your talent is awesome!!, Thanks for posting this Nose Artwork. I look forward to seeing more! ;)
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    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Thanks guys! I didn't draw it, just painted it and added the logo. Heres a workup on a photo of a P-51 Mustang. The plane was originally a photo of Old Crow. Rocketeer P-51 Workup-email.jpg
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You did a FANTASTIC JOB on this !!!
    I have always liked this kind of art!!!
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    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Thanks Rhaven! I've got three more I finished a while back. I did two versions for Captain America and one for Steve Trevor with Wonder Warrior(Woman). Just getting ready to upload them. I'll be building repainted paper models soon. I'll be re-scaling them to 1/12th so I can use them with my 6 inch action figures for diorama shadowboxes.
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    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Very Nice!!..that will look great !
    ( and a coincidence to say the least, was just doing the same last night, but only got to the stage of thinking about adding some nose art to my SNJ-5 T6 Texan.., and also the SB2C Helldiver and the latest TBD-1 Devastator....) I think I just figured out where some of my time goes....;)
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    The painting brought the line drawing to life. That is Art! ;)
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    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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  10. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Hey we understood what you were doing...but you changed a painting to a vector drawing (showing skill) and made it your own by giving it a new purpose and life! I guess that's what makes Zealot different we have a collective knowledge that enables us to applaud those that are good at what they do!! ;)

    Note: Just a suggestion...her nylons..I think they would look a bit better if you toned down the black to a grey shade, it would give a separation from the boots and add a bit more to the transparency effect...see what you think.